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Quotes by Chaucer - (19 quotes)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Activity category:

Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Books category:

-paraphrased...
Go, little book, go, little mine tragedy. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Complaining category:

-from The Franklin's Tale...
One cannot scold or complain at every word. Learn to endure patiently, or else, as I live and breathe, you shall learn it whether you want or not. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Criticism category:

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Desire category:

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Fashion category:

There's never a new fashion but it's old. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Guilt category:

The guilty think all talk is of themselves. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Imagination category:

People can die of mere imagination. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Invention category:

By nature, men love newfangledness. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Knowledge category:

Very wise is he that can know himself. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Life category:

The life so short, the craft so long to learn. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Listening category:

-in ca.1385...
Oon ere it herde, at tother out it wente. [trans. in one ear and out the other] (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Love category:

Love is blind. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Prayer category:

We know little of the things for which we pray. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Teaching category:

First he wrought, and afterward he taught. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Temperament category:

-from The Franklin's Tale...
One cannot be avenged for every wrong; according to the occasion, everyone who knows how, must use temperance. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Time category:

Time and tide wait for no man. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Wisdom category:

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer - From the Work category:

There's no workman, whatsoever he be, / That may both work well and hastily. (Geoffrey Chaucer)