John Milton quote about hell from Paradise Lost - Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
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Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
 John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667). copy citation

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Author John Milton
Source Paradise Lost
Topic hell heaven serving
Date 1667
Language English
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Context

“Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure; and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and co-partners of our loss, Lie thus astonished on th' oblivious pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy mansion, or once more” source

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