Giovanni Boccaccio


Giovanni Boccaccio (c. 1313-1375)

“If I live honestly and my conscience is clear, then people may say whatever they like; God and Truth will take up arms in my defence.”

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

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