by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Pregi son d'un alma grande
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pregi son d'un alma grande
L'amicizia e il Valor:
Senza questi, in van si spande
ogni titolo d'Onor.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A great soul values the following things", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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A great soul values the following things
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A great soul values, above all else, 
friendship and courage.

Without these, all claims to honor
are spread about in vain.


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