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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Trials Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 228)

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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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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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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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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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When the waves are round me breaking,As I pace the deck alone,And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest upon;What would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwell?Absence makes the heart grow fonder,Isle of Beauty, fare thee well! - Paradise Lost.

Literature Quotes, by John Milton

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Let his tormentor conscience find him out.

Conscience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 130)

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The imperial ensign; which, full high advanced, Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 536)

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A Spirit, zealous, as he seemed, to know More of the Almighty's works, and chiefly Man, God's latest image.

Zeal Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 565)

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In naked beauty more adorned More lovely than Pandora.

Apparel Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 713)

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Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

Order Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 710)

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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Enemies Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 560)

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Where more is meant than meets the ear.

Hearing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 120)

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If at great things thou would'st arrive, Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap, Not difficult, if thou hearken to me; Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand, They whom I favor thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valor, wisdom, sit in want.

Ambition Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 426)

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Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.

Athens Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 240)

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The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet.

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

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So saying, with despatchful looks in haste She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent.

Hospitality Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 331)

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And the gilded car of day, His glowing axle doth allay In the steep Atlantic stream.

Sunset Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 95)

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Or stars of morning, dew-drops which the sun Impearls on every leaf and every flower.

Dew Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 746)

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Which, if not victory, is yet revenge.

Revenge Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 105)

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Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.

Revenge Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 171)

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Swings the scaly horror of his folded tail.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity (l. 172)

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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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A limbo large and broad, since call'd The Paradise of Fools to few unknown.

Paradise Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 495)

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Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a goode booke, kills reason it selfe.

Books Quotes, by John Milton

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