Giovanni Boccaccio


Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375)

“To take pity on people in distress is a quality which every man and woman should possess, but it is especially requisite in those who have once needed comfort, and found it in others.”

  • The Decameron (First Day introduction) by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by G. H. McWilliam. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

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