Petrarch Quotes

Petrarch (1304 – 1374), also known as Francesco Petrarca, was an Italian poet, scholar, and humanist. Although he studied law at the University of Montpellier, his true interest was in writing and literature. While on diplomatic travels for the Church he collected many old Latin manuscripts which recovered knowledge that might otherwise have been lost. His extensive writings were mostly in Latin: essays, letters, and poetry, but he is best remembered for his Italian poetry, especially the Canzoniere (Songbook) and the Trionfi (Triumphs).

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Quotes by Petrarch…

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.

Petrarch (1304 – 1374)