Phrases about Italy and Italians


in Quotes & Aphorisms (Italy and Italians)
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtile, without being at all acute: hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature. The genius of the Italians, on the contrary, is acute, profound, and sensual, but not subtile: hence what they think to be humorous is merely witty.
Rate this quote: Send
    in Quotes & Aphorisms (Italy and Italians, Freedom)
    The Truth Apparent, apparent to everyone's eyes how are not blinded by dogmatism, is that men are perhaps weary of Liberty. They have a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer the virgin, chaste and severe, to be fought for... we have buried the putrid corpse of liberty... the Italian people are a race of sheep.
    Rate this quote: Send
      Posted by: Vincenzo Trotta
      in Quotes & Aphorisms (Italy and Italians)
      They told me there's no more space for dreamers. I didn't want to believe it!
      They told me a youth shouldn't wish to have a family. I didn't let myself be persuaded!
      They told me that life isn't lived, today we survive. But I took no notice, I hate pessimists!
      In the end they told me we live in Italy. So, in looking about myself I understood. It's all true.
      Written on monday july 30, 2012
      Rate this quote: Send
        Posted by: sagea
        in Quotes & Aphorisms (Italy and Italians)
        Probably in Italy there isn't a landscape and view more beautiful than Maratea. Imagine dozens of miles of cliffs jagged with caves, stacks, precipices and soft beaches which look out over the most beautiful of seas, now wide open, now closed in sparse little docks.
        Rate this quote: Send