Top 10 Quotes by Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Pietro Aretino
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
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.

Pietro Aretino
What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we! Pietro Aretin
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
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
Pietro Aretino

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

Pietro Aretino
Life is a toy made of glass; it appears to be of inestimable price, but in reality it is very cheap.
Pietro Aretino

Angry men are blind and foolish, for reason at such time takes flight and, in her absence; wrath plunders all the riches of the intellect, while the judgment remains the prisoner of its own pride.

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