Dante Alighieri quotes

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"Medusa, come, we'll turn him into stone," they shouted all together glaring down, "how wrong we were to let off Theseus lightly!"
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, ...
I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
The infernal storm, eternal in its rage, sweeps and drives the spirits with its blast; it whirls them, lashing them with punishmen ...
Let us not speak of them; but look, and pass on.
Midway along the journey of our life [Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita] I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandere ...
There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
Utterly frozen is this youthful lady,
Even as the snow that lies within the shade;
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