Top 10 Quotes by Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino

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

Pietro Aretino
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them. Pietro Aretin
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Anger represents a certain power, when a great mind, prevented from executing its own generous desires, is moved by it.

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I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
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Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood. Pietro Are

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I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
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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.

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

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Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.