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100 wonderful phrases of Lope de Vega

100 wonderful phrases of Lope de Vega

Lope Félix de Vega Carpio (1562 - 1635) was an outstanding playwright and poet of the Spanish Golden Age.

After Miguel de Cervantes, is the second most recognized author worldwide, while the absolute volume of his literary production is unmatched, which makes him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. It was nicknamed "Phoenix of the mills" and "Nature Monster" by Cervantes due to its prolific nature.

Lope de Vega He renewed Spanish theater at a time when it was becoming a mass cultural phenomenon. He defined his key characteristics and, along with Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, led the Spanish baroque theater to be a true cultural phenomenon. Due to the insight, depth and ease of his works, he is considered as one of the best playwrights From Western literature, his works continue to be produced worldwide. It was also one of the best lyric poets in the Spanish language, and author of several novels.

He is credited with about 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 short novels, 9 epic poems and some 500 plays. Although he has been criticized for putting quantity before quality, at least 80 of his works are considered masterpieces. He was a friend of the writer Francisco de Quevedo and arch nemesis of the playwright Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. The volume of his life's work made him envy not only by contemporary authors such as Cervantes and Luis de Gongora, but also by many others: for example, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who expressed his desire to have been able to produce such a vast and colorful work.

Famous quotes from Lope de Vega

What counts is not tomorrow, but today. Today we are here, tomorrow we may have left.

There are no words as effective in the world nor speakers as eloquent as tears.

If humor could spend, with more health I suspect that he lived.

Love has easy entry and difficult exit.

There is nothing easier than giving advice or harder than knowing how to take it.

Who wants to die, life fears.

It is to forgive the defeated victory triumph.

Everyone has love, corresponding to his mood, that keeps him in his state.

I don't know the reason for the unreasonableness that my reason afflicts.

Who does not love life, does not deserve it.

No one can depart from the truth without harming oneself.

What does this life become, but a brief path to death?

Tears of children are arrows in the hearts of parents.

Death is a coward for those who do not flee and lively for those who fear it.

At home, even the poor are kings.

Wanting is not a choice because it has to be an accident.

You can't love without giving.

I know, and with remarkable feelings, that good is not in the golden crown, but in having thoughts at peace.

That there is no, to forget love, a remedy like another new love, or earth through.

Not even the king would eat if the farmer didn't work.

Die, or give death to tyrants, because we are many, and they are few people.

It is an angel, although it is the fury of the deep. And with being the woman who damages so much, where she is missing, the man is not happy.

The ungrateful writes good in water and evil in stone.

What is love? It is a desire for beauty. That beauty, why does love procure it? To enjoy it.

Virtue, like art, is usually close to the difficult.

To those who cannot enjoy it, give them some beauty.

How many things tire me easily I defend myself, but I can't keep myself from the dangers of a fool.

I am king of my will; I am not occupied with business, and being very rich in entertainment is a great happiness.

Poetry is painting of the ears, like painting poetry of the eyes.

Gold is like women, who all say bad about them and everyone wants them.

There is no pleasure that does not limit pain; that with being the day the most beautiful and pleasant thing finally has the night.

That from a woman who is good a thousand good things are learned.

Greater courage is prudently disposing to death than throwing yourself at the knife boldly.

Where there is love there is no lord, that everything equals love.

That is sweet love matter to not feel the hours, which for lovers fly.

What else kills waiting for the good it takes to suffer the evil that already exists.

With wind my hope sailed; Forgiven the sea, killed the port.

Jealousy are children of love, but they are bastards, I confess.

I, making eyes tongue, only offered each hair a soul, at every step a life.

Virtue, about being beautiful, is the greatest perfection.

How much can a woman who cries!

No one was given poison in laughter.

Many marry quickly that to cry slowly they go.

I confess that I have lived freely and without getting married, for not wanting to hold on.

That if he is to give a disappointment to death, it is better a cheating that gives life.

Liberality is the first daughter of love and the most attractive magnet stone for the irons of the will.

After forgiveness, crimes are infamous.

Friendship is the soul of souls.

That is the sighs, half voices of the soul.

How soon a pleasure goes away, for it doesn't just come when sorrow follows,

and more, found in women!

That there is not such a clever lie, that he does not come to know.

Who pity listens, is close to forgive.

No one imagined life so brief that he thought he would die the day he was imagining it.

In fact, cats are a perfect index of love.

They said that in the past the truth went to heaven: as men put it, it has not returned since then.

No one has love other than their own person.

It is forced to speak to the vulgar in a fool to please him.

If king were, institute chairs to teach how to shut up.

That poverty is better in peace, than in war it is a wealth.

But with one thing I am happy; that although I can take away my hope, I can't take my mind off.

Kill me or give me life: give a medium to so many extremes.

The wine, the older it gets, the hotter it is: contrary to our nature, the longer it lives, the more it gets cold.

That from a woman who is good a thousand good things are learned.

The sea, the game, love and fortune, do not think they are, without moving.

Patience so taught to shut up.

The Spanish language did not want that from married to tired there would be more than one letter of difference.

His life was the threat of his death, and his death was the payment of his life.

Never a man has to try the sword or the woman, because it can twist and it can break.

But there are men so orate that things they do not understand judge them by nonsense.

God free me from enmity of friends!

The honor was never lost while the secret lasted.

The root of all passions is love. From it is born sadness, joy, joy and despair.

Pieces are chess and the crazy world is the table, but in the bag together pawns and kings walk.

From many evils they free man from temporary wealth but the most they take advantage of is to take away the desire to achieve them.

Although I am ignorant, I know of the wise that I try to know a thousand-foot fool who sees him.

Poetry is painting of the ears, like painting poetry of the eyes.

Blessed is he who rests in a poor shack, that good is not achieved where there are witnesses, or in the cities stillness is enjoyed.

Who looks at the past, the future warns.

That poverty is not meanness while not doing bad things.

But life is short: living, everything is missing; Dying, everything is left over.

Everything is vain architecture, because one wise man said one day that half the beauty was due to the tailors.

What counts is not tomorrow, but today. Today we are here, tomorrow we may have left.

Principles are to forget to be left in public to see; that hiding a woman is a high sign of love.

That they are not happy in gold, but vice versa, gold in content.

To those who cannot enjoy it, give them some beauty.

That from a woman who is good a thousand good things are learned.

The most pious punishment of two who love each other well is to marry them.

That the big and the small are the same as the dream lasts.

First of all you have to make a resolution to forget, without thinking that you have to return to want forever.

When the aggrieved peoples are altered, and resolve, they never return without blood or revenge.

Oh, freedom great treasure! because there is no good prison, even in gold crickets.

To live from the game is to live at the expense of honor.

The wine, the older it gets, the hotter it is: contrary to our nature, the longer it lives, the more it gets cold.

Condolences, it is not a small principle to hate a servant to understand that he knows more than his owner.

If you kill with your feet, Ines beautiful, what do you leave for the fire of your eyes?

There is no better wool than not having tomorrow, nor better bronze than having eleven years.

The dog is from the gardener: he neither eats nor eats leaves, nor is he outside or inside.

Okay, then, I'll say it: Dante makes me sick.

There is no pleasure that does not limit pain; that with being the day the most beautiful and pleasant thing finally has the night.