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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

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

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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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Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that doth inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing, Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long.

May Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Song--On May Morning

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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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Which, if not victory, is yet revenge.

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

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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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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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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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He's gone, and who knows how may he report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?

Gossip Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 1,350)

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While the cock with lively din Scatters the rear of darkness thin, And to the stack or the barn door Stoutly struts his dames before.

Cocks Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro

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Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day First heard before the shallow cuckoo's bill, Portend success in love.

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

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Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven firstborn! Or of th' eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblam'd? since God is light And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate!

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 1)

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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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Execrable son! so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from God not given. He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.

Slavery Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 64)

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Power ought to serve as a check to power.

Power Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 816)

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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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Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; or no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them

Anarchy Quotes, by John Milton

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'Tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity: She that has that, is clad in complete steel

Chastity Quotes, by John Milton

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Far from all resort of mirth, / Save the cricket on the hearth!

Cricket Quotes, by John Milton

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The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.

Quotations Quotes, by John Milton

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Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Lycidas (l. 70)

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Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 648)

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