Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Dante Alighieri, this article we look at Dante Alighieri’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Dante Alighieri.

He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.

Dante Alighieri
He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.


Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Dante Alighieri
 Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.


Give unto us this day the daily manna Without which, in this desert where we dwell, He must go backward who would most advance.

Dante Alighieri
 Give unto us this day the daily manna Without which, in this desert where we dwell, He must go backward who would most advance.

Sta come torre ferma, che non crolla Giammai la cima per soffiar de’ venti. Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest’s shock.

Dante Alighieri
 Sta come torre ferma, che non crolla Giammai la cima per soffiar de' venti.  Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest's shock.


Knowledge comes Of learning well retain’d, unfruitful else.

Dante Alighieri
 Knowledge comes Of learning well retain'd, unfruitful else.

Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.

Dante Alighieri
 Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.

The purpose of the whole [the Comedy] and of this portion [the Paradiso] is to remove those who are living in this life from the state of wretchedness, and to lead them to the state of blessedness.

Dante Alighieri
 The purpose of the whole [the Comedy] and of this portion [the Paradiso] is to remove those who are living in this life from the state of wretchedness, and to lead them to the state of blessedness.


Consider the sea’s listless chime: Time’s self it is, made audible.

Dante Alighieri
 Consider the sea's listless chime: Time's self it is, made audible.

The mouse had fallen in with evil cats.

Dante Alighieri
 The mouse had fallen in with evil cats.

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Dante Alighieri
 The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

I care not where my body may take me as long as my soul is embarked on a meaningful journey.

Dante Alighieri
 I care not where my body may take me as long as my soul is embarked on a meaningful journey.

The path to paradise begins in hell.

Dante Alighieri
 The path to paradise begins in hell.

The more souls who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love… and, mirror-like… each soul reflects the other.

Dante Alighieri
 The more souls who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love… and, mirror-like… each soul reflects the other.


Where the way is hardest, there go thou; Follow your own path and let people talk.

Dante Alighieri
 Where the way is hardest, there go thou; Follow your own path and let people talk.

There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.

Dante Alighieri
 There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.

Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always.

Dante Alighieri
 Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always.

L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle (The love that moves the sun and the other stars)

Dante Alighieri
 L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle (The love that moves the sun and the other stars)

Everywhere is here and every when is now.

Dante Alighieri
 Everywhere is here and every when is now.

Follow your path, and let the people talk.

Dante Alighieri
 Follow your path, and let the people talk.

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

Dante Alighieri
 In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

If you give people light, they will find their own way.

Dante Alighieri
 If you give people light, they will find their own way.

The secret of getting things done is to act!

Dante Alighieri
 The secret of getting things done is to act!

If your world isn’t right, the cause is in you.

Dante Alighieri
 If your world isn't right, the cause is in you.

It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us.

Dante Alighieri
 It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us.

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