Top 10 Quotes by Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino

With a goose-quill and a few sheets of paper, I mock myself of the universe. They say I am the son of a courtesan; it may be so, but I have the heart of a King. I live free, I enjoy myself, I can call myself happy.

Pietro Aretino
Love doesn't hide. It stays and fights. It goes the distance, that's why love is so strong. So it can carry you all the way home.
Pietro Aretino

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.

Pietro Aretino
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them. Pietro Aretin
Pietro Aretino

He who has not been at a tavern knows not what a paradise it is. O holy tavern! O miraculous tavern!--holy, because no carking cares are there, nor weariness, nor pain; and miraculous, because of the spits, which themselves turn round and round!

Pietro Aretino
The art of war is like the art of the courtesan; indeed they might be called sisters, since both are slaves of desperation.
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Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood. Pietro Aretin

Pietro Aretino
Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing.
Pietro Aretino

What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we!

Pietro Aretino
Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood.