Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Geoffrey Chaucer
The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne,
Th' assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge,
The dredful joye, alwey that slit so yerne;
Al this mene I be love.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400), British poet. The Parlement of Foules, "The Proem," l. 1-2 (1380-1386), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Alfred W. Pollard, etc. (1898).
See Hippocrates on doctors.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.