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Dante Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Dante
  1. #1
    “Midway upon the journey of our life
    I found myself within a forest dark,
    For the straightforward pathway had been lost.
    Ah me! how hard a thing it is to say
    What was this forest savage, rough, and stern,
    Which in the very thought renews the fear.
    So bitter is it, death is little more;
    But of the good to treat, which there I found,
    Speak will I of the other things I saw there.”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concept
    journeys
  2. #2
    “I made response to him with bashful forehead.
    ‘Oh, of the other poets honor and light,
    Avail me the long study and great love
    That have impelled me to explore thy volume!
    Thou art my master, and my author thou,
    Thou art alone the one from whom I took
    The beautiful style that has done honor to me.‘”
    author
    Dante
    person
    poets
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
    concept
    inspiration
  3. #3
    “They turned to me with signs of salutation,
    And on beholding this, my Master smiled;
    And more of honor still, much more, they did me,
    In that they made me one of their own band;
    So that the sixth was I, ‘mid so much wit.”
    author
    Dante
    person
    poets
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    DanteVirgil
  4. #4
    “Then sorrowed I, and sorrow now again,
    When I direct my mind to what I saw,
    And more my genius curb than I am wont,
    That it may run not unless virtue guide it…”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concepts
    sorrowHumble Bragging
  5. #5
    “My Leader on a sudden seized me up,
    Even as a mother who by noise is wakened,
    And close beside her sees the enkindled flames,
    Who takes her son, and flies, and does not stop,
    Having more care of him than of herself…”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    VirgilDante
    concept
    parental love
  6. #6
    “Then I uprose, showing myself provided
    Better with breath than I did feel myself,
    And said: ‘Go on, for I am strong and bold.‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concept
    Being Tired
  1. #7
    “How frozen I became and powerless then,
    Ask it not, reader, for I write it not,
    Because all language would be insufficient.
    I did not die, and I alive remained not.
    Think for thyself now, hast though ought of wit,
    What I became, being of both deprived.”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concept
    Devil
  2. #8
    “THROUGH ME THE WAY INTO THE SUFFERING CITY,
    THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE ETERNAL PAIN,
    THROUGH ME THE WAY THAT RUNS AMONG THE LOST.
    JUSTICE URGED ON MY HIGH ARTIFICER;
    MY MAKER WAS DIVINE AUTHORITY,
    THE HIGHEST WISDOM, AND THE PRIMAL LOVE.
    BEFORE ME NOTHING BUT ETERNAL THINGS
    ABANDON EVERY HOPE, WHO ENTER HERE.
    These words – their aspect was obscure – I read
    inscribed above a gateway”
    author
    Dante
    person
    God
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concepts
    Helllove
  3. #9
    ″‘Art thou, too, of the other fools?
    Here pity lives when it is wholly dead;
    Who is a greater reprobate than he
    Who feels compassion at the doom divine?‘”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    characters
    VirgilDante
    concepts
    pitysinpunishment
  4. #10
    “…when I faced that restless beast,
    which, even as she stalked me, step by step
    had thrust me back to where the sun is speechless.”
    author
    Dante
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Dante
    concept
    fear
  5. #11
    “IN the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray.”
  6. #12
    “I, if on this voyage then I venture, fear it will in folly end.”

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