Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay, popularly known as Alfred de Musset, is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of French medieval history. His immense contribution in the field of poetry and drama is indeed great. He is popularly known for his autobiographical work ‘The Confession of a Child of the Century’ (La Confession d'un enfant du siècle). He was a prominent figure in the literary movement of Romanticism which was prevalent all across Europe during the Renaissance period in medieval period. Various music composers such as Georges Bizet and Ruggero Leoncavallo brought Alfred’s work in poetry to life with vocals and piano at various operas. He received the French honor of ‘Légion d'honneur’ and was also elected to the prestigious Académie française. Despite his achievements, his work was heavily criticized due to lack of vision, obscenity and immorality. From the great mind which gave us snippets such as “Man is a pupil, pain is his teacher”, here are few other famous quotes from this genius in medieval history.