quote by Geoffrey Chaucer

What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.

— Geoffrey Chaucer

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Canterbury tales quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Patience is a conquering virtue.

And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.

Canterbury tales quote At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other

At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.

Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.

With empty hand no man can lure a hawk.

If gold rusts, what then can iron do?

Canterbury tales quote If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best o

If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all.

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.

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.

Purity in body and heart May please some--as for me, I make no boast.

For, as you know, no master of a household Has all of his utensils made of gold; Some are wood, and yet they are of use.

Canterbury tales quote Fairy tales are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exists, bu

Fairy tales are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exists, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

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But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre.

First he wrought, and afterwards he taught.

I read a lot of 'The Canterbury Tales' on my phone last year, because I was cycling between three different editions, and I needed to have a middle-of-the-night edition for the insomniac reading.

Canterbury tales quote If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.

Unfortunately, unless the job description included a translation of the prologue of The Canterbury Tales, I was dreadfully under-qualified.

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