If you follow your natural bent;you will definitely go to heaven.
We climbed, he first and I behind, until though a small round opening ahead of us, I saw the lovely things the heavens hold, and we came out to see once more the stars.
Great fire can follow a small spark: there may be better voices after me to pray to Cyrrha's god for aid - that he may answer.
One should only be afraid of those things Which have the power of doing others harm; For the rest, fear not; because they are not fearful.
Hasty opinion too often points the wrong way, and then affection for one's own opinion binds up the intellect.
And I was told about this torture, that it was the Hell of carnal sins when reasons give way to desire.
The ghost of the generous poet replied: ‘If I have understood your words correctly, your spirit is attacked by cowardly fear, that often weighs men down, so that it deflects them from honourable action, like a creature seeing phantoms in the dusk.
So bitter is it, death is little more.
That with him were, what time the Love Divine.
God is the love that moves the sun and stars.
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Oh blind, oh ignorant, self-seeking cupidity whcih spurs as so in the short mortal life and steeps as through all eternity.
Thy soul is by vile fear assailed, which oft so overcasts a man, that he recoils from noblest resolution, like a beast at some false semblance in the twilight gloom.
A great flame follows a little spark.
This mountain is so formed that it is always wearisome when one begins the ascent, but becomes easier the higher one climbs.
The day that man allows true love to appear, those things which are well made will fall into cofusion and will overturn everything we believe to be right and true.
And so we made our way across that heap of stones, which often moved beneath my feet because my weight was somewhat strange for them.
Ink to parchment, words to paper, glory to Beatrice.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
You did thirst for blood, and with blood I fill you.
Dante cuts short his excursion and returns to find Virgil mounted on the back of Geryon. Dante joins his Master and they fly down from the great cliff. Their flight carries them from the Hell of the VIOLENT AND THE BESTIAL (The Sins of the Lion) into the Hell of the FRAUDULENT AND MALICIOUS (The Sins of the Leopard).