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'The Pilgrim's Progress' Quotes

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The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan

The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan

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The Pilgrim's Progress is an allegorical novel by John Bunyan. The work is about Christian, an everyman, who sets out on his journey to the Celestial City. He faces many trials and tribulations along the way. The work has been considered an influential book in English literature. Here are a few quotes from Pilgrim's Progress.
  • "As so I penned It down, until at last it came to be, For length and breadth, the bigness which you see."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, Apology for his Book

  • "And behold there was a very stately palace before him, the name of which was Beautiful."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

  • "Some things are of that nature as to make One's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Dark as pitch."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

  • "The name of the Slough was Despond."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

  • "He that is down needs fear no fall He that is low, no pride."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Some things are of that nature as to make One's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "If that a pearl may in a toad's head dwell, And may be found too in an oyster shell."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, Apology for his Book

  • "Saint abroad, and a devil at home."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

  • "Every fat (vat) must stand upon its bottom."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

  • "He that is down needs fear no fall He that is low, no pride."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident a security."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "And last, the crown of a' my grief."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Breathes there a man, whose judgment clear Can others teach their course to steer, Yet run himself life's mad career Wild as the wave?"
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower"
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drouned himsel amang the nappy."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Cock up your beaver."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Her prentice han' she tried on man, And then she made the lasses O!"
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "I'ld charm her with the magic of a switch."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Is there a man whose judgment clear Can others teach the course to steer, Yet runs himself life's mad career, Wild as the wave?"
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Know, prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom's root."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Nae man can tether time nor tide."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "O doul on the day that gae me an old man."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither; They had been fou for weeks thegither."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "The gallant Sir Robert fought hard to the end, But who can with fate and quart bumpers contend? Though Fate said, a hero should perish ill light; So up rose bright Phoebus, and down fell the knight."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "The life blood streaming thro' my heart, Or my more dear immortal part, Is not more fondly dear."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Think, ye may buy the joys o'er dear, Remember Tam o'Shanter's mare."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing; I sat, but neither heard nor saw."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. II

  • "It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is "lighter than vanity."
    - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, pt. I

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