Carlo Goldoni Quotes

Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (Italian: [?karlo o?zvaldo ?ol?do?ni]; 25 February 1707 – 6 February 1793) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty. His plays offered his contemporaries images of themselves, often dramatizing the lives, values, and conflicts of the emerging middle classes. Though he wrote in French and Italian, his plays make rich use of the Venetian language, regional vernacular, and colloquialisms. Goldoni also wrote under the pen name and title "Polisseno Fegeio, Pastor Arcade," which he claimed in his memoirs the "Arcadians of Rome" bestowed on him.

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Carlo Goldoni


A wise traveller never despises his own country.

Carlo Goldoni


A wise traveler never despises his own country. [It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.]

Carlo Goldoni


Each day a day goes by.

Carlo Goldoni


He who talks much cannot always talk well. [It., Chi parla troppo non puo parlar sempre bene.]

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Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great. [It., Il sangue nobile e un accidente della fortuna; le azioni nobili caratterizzano il grande.]

Carlo Goldoni


“The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.”

Carlo Goldoni


“The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes convenient.”

Carlo Goldoni


“Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great.”

Carlo Goldoni


“A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.”

Carlo Goldoni


“A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.”

Carlo Goldoni


“Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.”

Carlo Goldoni


“He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons.”

Carlo Goldoni


He who talks much cannot talk well.

Carlo Goldoni