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

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

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Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 22)

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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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Incens'd with indignation Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burn'd, That fires the length of Ophiucus huge In th' artic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 707)

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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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Farewell, remorse: all good to me is lost; Evil, be thou my good.

Remorse Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 108)

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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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If weakness may excuse, What murderer, what traitor, parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it? All wickedness is weakness; that plea, therefore, With God or man will gain thee no remission.

Weakness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 831)

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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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Without his rod revers'd, And backward mutters of dissevering power.

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

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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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