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IItalian is such a beautiful language, and this is a very popular quote among people. So here it is.

"Per me si va ne la città dolente,
per me si va ne l’etterno dolore,
per me si va tra la perduta gente.
Giustizia mosse il mio alto fattore:
fecemi la divina podestate,
la somma sapienza e ‘l primo amore.
Dinanzi a me non fuor cose create
se non etterne, e io etterno duro.
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’entrate”

—Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”— Inscription above the Gates Of Hell.

Translation: “Through me you pass into the city of woe;
Through me you pass into eternal pain;
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov’d;
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things Eternal,
and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.”

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