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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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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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The palpable obscure.

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

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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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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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Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass, when the Fates summon him, sing at the fords of Maeander.

Swans Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 438)

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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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He seemed For dignity compos'd and high exploit: But all was false and hollow.

Deceit Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 110)

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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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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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Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5)

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Satan; so call him now, his former name Is heard no more in heaven.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 658)

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

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

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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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Sweet bird that shunn'st the nose of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee, chauntress, oft, the woods among, I woo, to hear thy even-song.

Nightingales Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 61)

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O nightingale, that on yon bloomy spray Warblest at eve, when all the woods are still; Thou with fresh hope the lover's heart dost fill While the jolly hours lead on propitious May.

Nightingales Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Sonnet--To the Nightingale

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Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur'd lover's hell.

Jealousy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 449)

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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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His form had yet not lost All his original brightness, not appear'd Less than arch-angel ruined, and th' excess Of glory obscured.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 591)

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Abashed the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her own shape how lovely; saw And pined his loss.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 846)

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