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Geoffrey Chaucer
1343 - October 25, 1400
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.

    Topics: Age

There's never a new fashion but it's old.


The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.


The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.


We know little of the things for which we pray.


And she was fair as is the rose in May.


Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.


Love is blind.

    Topics: Short, Love Is

Time and tide wait for no man.


First he wrought, and afterward he taught.


Nowhere so busy a man as he than he, and yet he seemed busier than he was.


By nature, men love newfangledness.


He was as fresh as is the month of May.


Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean.


The guilty think all talk is of themselves.


There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.


Murder will out, this my conclusion.


People can die of mere imagination.


Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.


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