10 Best Lines by Geoffrey Chaucer English Poet
– The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
– Trouthe is the hyeste thing that man may kepe
Truth is the highest thing that man may keep
Forbid us somwhat, and that somwhat we desire
Human nature tends to desire what is forbidden.
Time and tide wait for no man
Opportunities and events do not wait for anyone; act promptly
People can die of mere imagination
The power of the mind and fear can have real, tangible effects
Love is blind
Love can make people overlook flaws or imperfections
If gold rusts, what will iron do?
If something valuable is corrupted, what will happen to something less valuable?
– All good things must come to an end.
Nothing positive or enjoyable can last forever.
– The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
Academic knowledge does not always translate to practical wisdom