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