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Geoffrey Chaucer

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The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#learning #time #creativity

If gold rusts, what then can iron do?

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#fallibility #flaws #gold #imperfection #inspirational

Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Expierience treacherous. Judgement difficult.

— Geoffrey Chaucer


And what is better than wisedoom (wisdom)? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing From Canterbury Tales

— Geoffrey Chaucer


If no love is, O God, what fele I so? And if love is, what thing and which is he? If love be good, from whennes cometh my woo? If it be wikke, a wonder thynketh me

— Geoffrey Chaucer


Yet do not miss the moral, my good men. For Saint Paul says that all that’s written well Is written down some useful truth to tell. Then take the wheat and let the chaff lie still.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#open-mind #wisdom #men

Love will not be constrain'd by mastery. When mast'ry comes, the god of love anon Beateth his wings, and, farewell, he is gone. Love is a thing as any spirit free.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#love #relationships #love

By God, if women had written stories, As clerks had within here oratories, They would have written of men more wickedness Than all the mark of Adam may redress.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#dishonesty #evil #gender #inequality #men

Love is blind.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#blind #love is

Lo, which a greet thing is affeccioun! Men may die of imaginacioun, So depe may impressioun be take.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

#imagination #judgment #imagination

About Geoffrey Chaucer

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Did you know about Geoffrey Chaucer?

Chaucer wrote many of his major works in a prolific period when he held the job of customs comptroller for London (1374 to 1386). (His family name derives from the French chausseur meaning "shoemaker". The official Chaucer of the early printed volumes of his Works was construed as a proto-Protestant as the same was done concurrently with William Langland and Piers Plowman.

Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular Middle English at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin. Among his many works which include The Book of the Duchess the House of Fame the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. 1343 – 25 October 1400) known as the Father of English literature is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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