For a story which is nat pleynli told, But constreynyd undir woordes fewe For lak off trouthe, wher thei be newe or olde, Men bi report kan nat the mater shewe.
Man is neither good nor evil; he is born with instincts and abilities.honoré de balzac
But love a womman that she woot it nought, And she wol quyte it that thow shalt nat fele; Unknowe, unkist, and lost, that is unsought.Geoffrey Chaucer
Love wol nat been constreyned by maistrye. Whan maistrie comth, the God of Love anon Beteth his wynges, and farewel he isgon!Geoffrey Chaucer
Wommen, of kynde, desiren libertee, And nat to been constreyned as a thral; And so doon men, if I sooth seyen shal.Geoffrey Chaucer
On ne na|"t pas femme: on le devient. One is not born a woman: one becomes a woman.Simone de Beauvoir
L'amour qui na|"t subitement est le plus long a' gue rir. Love which strikes suddenly takes the longest to cure.
Yet som men say in many partys of Inglonde that kynge Arthur ys nat dede?and men say that he shall com agayne, and he shall win the Holy Crosse.Yet I woll nat say that hit shall be so, but rather Iwoldesey: here inthys there ys wrytten uppon the tumbe thys: [Here lies Arthur, the once and future king].
For hevene myghte nat holden it, so was it hevy of hymself,Til it hadde of the erthe eten his fille.And whan it hadde of this fold flessh and blood taken,Was nevere leef upon lynde lighter therafter,And portatif and persaunt as the point of a nedle,That myghte noon armure it lette ne none heighe walles.Forthi is love ledere of the Lordes folk of hevene,And a meene, as the mair is, [inmiddes] the kyng and the commune.william langland
If that thise men that lovers hem pretende,To women weren feythfull good and trewe,And dreden hem to deceyven or offende,Women, to love hem, wolde nat eschewe;But every day hath man an herte newe:Yt, upon oon, abide can no while.What fore ys it, swich a wight to be-gile?thomas occleve
O yowthe allas why wilt thow nat enclyne,And un-to reuled reform bowe thee?Syn resoun is the verray streighte lyneÞat ledith folk un-to felicitee.thomas occleve
What maketh this, but Juppiter the kyng, That is prince and cause of alle thyng Convertynge al unto his propre welle From which it is deryved, sooth to telle, And heer-agayns no creature on lyve Of no degree availleth for to strive. Thanne is it wysdom, as it thynketh me, To maken vertu of necessity, And take it weel, that we may nat eschue; And namely, that to us alle is due.Geoffrey Chaucer
La jalousie naît toujours avec l'amour, mais elle ne meurt pas toujours avec lui.françois de la rochefoucauld
Trouthe wil out maugre of fals enuye, Rihtwysnesse may nat ben hid certeyn, As for a tyme it may been ovirleyn.john lydgate
I holde a mouses herte nat worth a leek. That hath but oon hole for to sterte to.
That byrd ys nat honest That fylythe hys owne nest.john skelton
Crist wole we claym of him oure gentilleesse, nat of oure eldres for hire old richesse.Geoffrey Chaucer
I love the music from nat King Cole, BB King, Albert King... When I think of it, I wouldn't mind being renamed Angus King.angus young
Ek gret effect men write in place lite; Th'entente is al, and nat the lettres space.Geoffrey Chaucer