Giacomo Leopardi - Quotes

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No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance. ---->>>

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards. ---->>>

No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it. ---->>>

People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not. ---->>>

Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age. ---->>>

There are some centuries which - apart from everything else - in the art and other disciplines presume to remake everything because they know how to make nothing. ---->>>

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Italian
Born: June 29, 1798
Birthplace: Recanati, Papal States
Die: June 14, 1837
Occupation: Poet
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Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo leoˈpardi]; 29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837) was an Italian poet, philosopher, essayist and philologist. He is widely acknowledged to have been one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era (wikipedia)