Sunday February 20th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us:
avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride.
If those enemies were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.”

~ Petrarch

*Francesco Petrarca

Born: July 20, 1304 Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Died: July 19, 1374 (aged 69) Arquà Petrarca, Veneto, Italy

Francesco Petrarca - PetrarchKnown in English as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists. Petrarch is often called the “Father of Humanism”. His sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry.

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