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Vittorio Alfieri
January 16, 1749 - October 8, 1803
Nationality: Italian
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Italian Dramatist

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.


A usurper always distrusts the whole world.


Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

    Topics: Courage

First thoughts are not always the best.


To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.


Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.


Liars are always most disposed to swear.


Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.


Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.


Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.


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