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Doctor Faustus Quotes
Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Doctor Faustus.
Philosophical Viewpoints: Predestination Quotes
FAUSTUSJerome's Bible, Faustus; view it well.[Reads] "Stipendium peccati mors est." Ha!Stipendium, etc. The reward of sin is death. That's hard.[Reads.] 'Si peccasse negamus, fallimur,Et nulla est...
FAUSTUSIf we say that we have no sin,We deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.Why, then, belike we must sinAnd so consequently die.Ay, we must die an everlasting death.What doctrine call y...
FAUSTUSWas not that Lucifer an angel once?MEPHISTOPHELESYes Faustus, and most dearly loved of God.FAUSTUSHow comes it, then, that he is prince of devils?MEPHISTOPHELESO, by aspiring pride and insol...
The Supernatural Quotes
CHORUSFor, falling to a devilish exercise,And glutted now with learning's golden gifts,He surfeits upon cursed necromancy.Nothing so sweet as magic is to him,Which he prefers before his chiefest bl...
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
CHORUSSo much he profits in divinityThat shortly he was graced with doctor's name,Excelling all, and sweetly can disputeIn th'heavenly matters of theology. (Prologue.15-18)
Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
CHORUSSo much he profits in divinityThat shortly he was graced with doctor's name,Excelling all, and sweetly can disputeIn th'heavenly matters of theology;Till swoll'n with cunning, of a self-conce...
FAUSTUSI'll have them fly to India for gold,Ransack the ocean for orient pearl,And search all corners of the new-found worldFor pleasant fruits and princely delicates. (1.1.80-84)
FAUSTUSO, what a world of profit and delight,Of power, of honor and omnipotence,Is promised to the studious artisan!All things that move between the quiet polesShall be at my command. Emperors and...
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