Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

    Gentilesse

    The firste stok, fader of gentilesse --
    What man that desireth gentil for to be
    Must folowe his trace, and alle his wittes dresse
    Vertu to love and vyces for to flee.
    For unto vertu longeth dignitee
    And noght the revers, saufly dar I deme,
    Al were he mytre, croune, or diademe.

    This firste stok was ful of rightwisnesse,

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