Marie de France - Quotes

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For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.

For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips. ---->>>

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world. ---->>>

But sweetly and discreetly love passes from person to person, from heart to heart, or it is nothing worth. ---->>>

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear; but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously. ---->>>

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them. ---->>>

The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority. ---->>>

He who would tell divers tales must know how to vary the tune. ---->>>

I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest. ---->>>

Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love, not one can spell the first letter of his name. ---->>>

Whosoever counts these Lays as fable, may be assured that I am not of his mind. ---->>>

For what the lover would, that would the beloved; what she would ask of him that should he go before to grant. Without accord such as this, love is but a bond and a constraint. ---->>>

Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason. ---->>>

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
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Die: 1970-01-01
Occupation: Poet
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Marie de France (fl. 1160 to 1215) was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century. She lived and wrote at an unknown court, but she and her work were almost certainly known at the royal court of King Henry II of England. Virtually nothing is known of her life; both her given name and its geographical specification come from her manuscripts (wikipedia)