Pietro Aretino was an Italian author, playwright, poet and satirist who wielded immense influence on contemporary art and politics and invented modern literate pornography.
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“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”
“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”
“I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.”
“A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.”
“If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.”
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