Monday, January 13, 2014

From the Commonplace Book: Petrarch on Teaching and Virtue

"For although ten thousand years may pass and centuries pile upon centuries, never will virtue by praised enough; never will there be enough lessons about how to love God and to hate sinful pleasures; never will the road to the discovery of new ideas be closed to eager minds." -Petrarch, Letter to Tommas del Messina, in Renaissance Debates in Rhetoric, Rebhorn, ed.  

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