Carlo Goldoni
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"Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni" was an Italians/Italian playwright and Libretto/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 "Accademia degli Arcadi/Arcadians of Rome" bestowed on him.

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The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes convenient.

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

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

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.

Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them.

He who talks much cannot talk well.