Quotes of Geoffrey Chaucer

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

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ All good things must come to an end. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Patience is a conquering virtue. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ The thrustelcok made eek hir lay, The wode dove upon the spray She sang ful loude and cleere. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience, That neither by hir wordes ne his face Biforn the fold, ne eek in her absence, Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ And for to se, and eek for to be seye. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

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

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ For oute of olde feldys, as men sey, Comyth al this newe corn from yere to yere; And out of old bokis, in good fey, Comyth al this newe science that men lere. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Nowher so besy a man as he ther was, And yet he semed bisier than he was. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ No-wher so bisy a man as he ter nas, And yet he semed bisier that he was. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ The guilty think all talk is of themselves. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ We know little of the things for which we pray. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ We little know the things for which we pray. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ His studie was but litel on the Bible. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Forbid us something, and that thing we desire. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Of harmes two the less is for to chose. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

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

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Habit maketh no monke, ne wearing of guilt spurs maketh no knight. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Every honest miller has a golden thumb. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Love is blind. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ For thre may kepe a counsel, if twain be awaie. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ The guilty think all talk is of themselves. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Yet do not miss the moral, my good men.For Saint Paul says that all that's written wellIs written down some useful truth to tell.Then take the wheat and let the chaff lie still. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ For oute of olde feldys, as men sey, Comyth al this newe corn from yere to yere; And out of old bokis, in good fey, Comyth al this newe science that men lere. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Whilom ther was dwellynge at oxenford, A riche gnof, that gestes heeld to bord, And of his craft he was a carpenter. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Murder will out, this my conclusion. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ Nature vicarye of the Almighty Lord. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer
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