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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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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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The bird of Jove, stoop'd from his aery tour, Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.

Eagles Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 184)

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