Paradise Lost Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Paradise Lost
  1. #1
    “Me miserable! which way shall I flie
    Infinite wrauth, and infinite despaire?
    Which way I flie is Hell; my self am Hell;
    And in the lowest deep a lower deep
    Still threatning to devour me opens wide,
    To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heav’n.”
  2. #2
    “I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
    Taught by the heav’nly Muse to venture down
    The dark descent, and up to reascend.”
  3. #3
    “This horror will grow milde, this darkness light.”
  4. #4
    “What in me is dark illumine.”
  5. #5
    “Knowledge forbidd’n?
    Suspicious, reasonless. Why should thir Lord
    Envie them that? can it be sin to know,
    Can it be death?”
  6. #6
    “I formd them free, and free they must remain.”
  1. #7
    “Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.”
  2. #8
    “Did I request thee, Maker, from my Clay
    To mould me Man, did I sollicite thee
    From darkness to promote me.”
  3. #9
    “A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.”
  4. #10
    “The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.”
  5. #11
    “This glorious sight, when sleep hath shut all eyes?”
  6. #12
    “Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.”

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  1. #13
    “For solitude somtimes is best societie.”
  2. #14
    “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light.”
  3. #15
    “Awake, arise, or be for ever fall’n.”
  4. #16
    “Invincible: abasht the Devil stood,
    And felt how awful goodness is, and saw
    Vertue in her shape how lovly, saw, and pin’d
    His loss.”
  5. #17
    “All is not lost; the unconquerable Will,
    And study of revenge, immortal hate,
    And courage never to submit or yield.”
  6. #18
    “For never can true reconcilement grow
    Where wounds of deadly hate have peirc’d so deep.”
  7. #19
    “How can I live without thee, how forgoe
    Thy sweet Converse and Love so dearly joyn’d?”
  8. #20
    “At length from us may find, who overcomes
    By force, hath overcome but half his foe.”
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