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CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
English dramatist
(1564 - 1593)
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All places shall be hell that are not heaven.
      - [Heaven]

And I will make the beds of roses.
      - [Roses]

Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
      - [Stars]

Fair eldest child of love, thou spotless night!
  Empress of silence, and the queen of sleep;
    Who, with thy black check's pure complexion,
      Mak'st lovers' eyes enamour'd of thy beauty.
      - [Night]

Goodness is beauty in its best estate.
      - [Goodness]

He must have a long spoon that eats with the devil.
      - [Devil]

Hell has no limits, nor is circumscribed
  In one self place; but where we are is hell
    And where hell is, there must we ever be;
      And to be short, when all the world dissolves,
        And every creature shall be purified,
          All places shall be hell that are not heaven.
      - [Hell]

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
      - [Religion]

The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
      - [Gentlemen]

The wondrous architecture of the world,
  And measure every wandering planet's course,
    Still climbing after knowledge infinite,
      And always moving as the restless spheres,
        Will us to wear ourselves, and never rest
          Until we reach the ripest fruit of all,
            That perfect bliss and sole felicity,
              The sweet fruition of a heavenly crown.
      - [Ambition]

I am Envy. I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned.
      - Doctor Faustus [Books : Envy]

It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.
      - Faustus [Companionship]

O, thou art fairer than the evening air
  Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
      - Faustus [Beauty]

Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
  And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
    Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.--
      Her lips suck forth my soul; see, where it flies!--
      - Faustus [Face]

When the world dissolves,
  And every creature shall be purified,
    All places shall be hell that are not heaven.
      - Faustus (l. 543) [World]

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
  For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
      - Hero and Leander--First Sestiad (l. 167)
        [Fate]

Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?
      - Hero and Leander--First Sestiad (l. 176)
        [Love]

Things that are not at all, are never lost.
      - Hero and Leander--First Sestiad (l. 276)
        [Loss]

Honour is purchas'd by the deeds we do;
  . . . honour is not won,
    Until some honourable deed be done.
      - Hero and Leander--First Sistiad (l. 276)
        [Honor]

I'm armed with more than complete steel,--
  The justice of my quarrel.
      - Lust's Dominion (act III, sc. 4) [Justice]

Mother Wit. (Nature's mother wit.)
      - Prologue to Tamerlaine the Great (pt. I)
        [Wit]

Look where he goes! but see he comes again
  Because I stay! Techelles, let us march
    And weary death with bearing souls to hell.
      - Tamburlane the Great
         (act V, sc. III, l. 75) [Hell]

Infinite riches in a little room.
      - The Jew of Malta (act I, sc. 1) [Wealth]

Who hateth me but for my happiness?
  Or who is honored now but for his wealth?
    Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus,
      Than pitied in a Christian poverty.
      - The Jew of Malta (act I, sc. 1) [Jews]

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
      - The Jew of Malta (act I, sc. 2)
        [Covetousness]


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