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Antonio Porchia
November 13, 1886 - November 9, 1968
Nationality: Italian
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Italian Poet

God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.


Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.


If you are good to this one and that one, this one and that one will say that you are good. If you are good to everyone, no one will say that you are good.


In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.


Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.


Certainties are arrived at only on foot.


You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.


The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.


The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.


He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.


Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.


One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.


He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.


They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.


I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them.


Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.


What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.


Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.


He who goes step by step always finds himself level with a step.


What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.


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