Best quotes by Leopardi

No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.

Everything since Homer has improved, except poetry.

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one s own knowledge is not to overstep them.

Every man remembers his childhood as a kind of mythical age, just as every nation's childhood is its mythical age.

The most certain way to hide from others the limits of our knowledge is not to go beyond them.

People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not.

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.

Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain...