„The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne.
Th’ assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge,
The dredful joye, alwey that slit so yerne;
Al this mene I be love.“

—  Geoffrey Chaucer, libro Parlement of Foules

Parlement of Foules, l. 1-4; comparable with Hippocrates, Aphorisms 1:1
Origine: The Parliament of Birds

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scrittore, poeta, cantante, burocrate e diplomatico inglese 1343 - 1400

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