Divine Comedy Quotes – Exploring the Depths of Dante’s Masterpiece

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

The path to paradise begins in hell.

In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself in a dark wood.

Love, which absolves no one beloved from loving, seized me for the pleasure of my heart so strongly that, as thou seest, it doth not yet abandon me.

Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

Every light is extinguished in heaven except the sole shining star of Beatrice.

From a little spark may burst a flame.

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.

Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always.

When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say, ‘We are going to have a summer shower.’

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

A great flame follows a little spark.

I am the way into the city of woe. I am the way into eternal sorrow.

Love brought me thither, who prompts my speech.

All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.

In His will is our peace.

Do not be afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

One day we must return from whence we came, however, long the journey may appear.

We are not beasts, and this cannot be laid to our charge.

He listens well who takes notes.

I have been in the heaven that takes up most of his light, and I have seen things there that those who descend from that height cannot reveal.

You shall find out how salt is the taste of another’s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into confusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

Remember, to be silent is to be complicit.

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and evil it is.

All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

No mortal tongue can describe the horrors of that abode.

All who enter leave behind every hope of mercy.

Justice moved my maker on high.

For the sin that was committed, Adam, living as a man condemned all his descendants.

Tremble, Hell!… He triumphs over this chasm.

The road to Paradise begins in Hell.

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

The heavens, that their beauty not be lessened, have cast them out, nor will deep Hell receive them.

Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart, seized this one for the fair form that was taken from me.

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