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Type: Poet
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 06/01/1265


 

Dante Alighieri Quotes > There is no greater sorrow...

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There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Dante Alighieri
About: Happiness

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