„Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.“

—  Francesco Petrarca, libro De remediis utriusque fortunae

De remediis utriusque fortunae (1354), Book II

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Variant translations:
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Original: (fr) La grandeur des actions humaines se mesure à l’inspiration qui les fait naître. Heureux celui qui porte en soi un Dieu, un idéal de la beauté et qui lui obéit : idéal de l’art, idéal de la science, idéal de la patrie, idéal des vertus de l’Évangile! Ce sont là les sources vives des grandes pensées et des grandes actions. Toutes s’éclairent des reflets de l’infini.

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