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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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Yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible.

Darkness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 62)

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Under the sooty flag of Acheron, Harpies and Hydras.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 604)

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Sweetest Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell, By slow Meander's margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale.

Echo Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus--Song

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The unsunn'd heaps Of miser's treasures.

Misers Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 398)

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The palpable obscure.

Obscurity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 406)

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Though throned in highest bliss Equal to God, and equally enjoying God-like fruition.

Enjoyment Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 305)

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So Satan, whom repulse upon repulse Met ever, and to shameful silence brought, Yet gives not o'er though desperate of success.

Perseverance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 21)

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With thy long levell'd rule of streaming light.

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 340)

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Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 79)

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For never can true reconcilement grow, Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep.

Hatred Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 98)

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These eyes, tho' clear To outward view of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot, Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, not bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.

Blindness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Sonnet XXII (l. 1)

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The low'ring element Scowls o'er the darken'd landscape.

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 490)

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From morn To moon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 742)

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For such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

Ruin Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 993)

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From that high mount of God whence light and shade Spring both, the face of brightest heaven had changed To grateful twilight.

Twilight Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 643)

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So on he fares, and to the border comes, Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champain head Of a steep wilderness.

Paradise Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 131)

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If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectify manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.

Manners Quotes, by John Milton

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Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!

Melancholy Quotes, by John Milton

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Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair.

Despair Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 141)

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Adam, well may we labour, still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower.

Agriculture Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 205)

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And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.

Sound Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 550)

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For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted plagiary.

Plagiarism Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Iconoclastes (XXIII)

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Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Plagiarism Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Iconoclastes (XXIII)

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Oh, shame to men! devil with devil damn'd Firm concord holds, men only disagree Of creatures rational.

Unity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 496)

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Hast thou betrayed my credulous innocence With vizor'd falsehood and base forgery?

Treachery Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 697)

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