Chaucer Quotes

Chaucer Quotes

Purity in body and heart may please some-as for me, I make no boast. for, as you know, no master of a houshold has all of his utensils made of gold; Some are wood, and yet they are of use. – Geoffrey Chaucer

With emptie hands men may no haukes lure – Geoffrey Chaucer

if wewe not foolish young’ were foolish old – Geoffrey Chaucer

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, the assay so hard, so sharp the conqueryinge.

To keep demands as much skills as to win – Geoffrey Chauser

But all thyng which shineth as the gold nis nat gold, as that I have heard it told. – Geoffrey Chaucer


Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.

Murder will out, this my conclusion.  – Geoffrey Chaucer

First he wrought, and afterward he taught.


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


and gladly would he learn, and gladly teach. Geoffrey Chaucer

People can die of mere imagination.

Patience is a conquering virtue.


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