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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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O Conscience, into what abyss of fears And horrors hast thou driven me, out of which I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged.

Conscience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 842)

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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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When the scourge Inexorable, and the torturing hour Calls us to penance.

Repentance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 90)

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Thou, in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a life-long monument.

Monuments Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Epitaph--On Shakespeare

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Thus I set my printless feet O'er the cowslip's velvet head, That bends not as I tread.

Cowslips Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus--Song

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Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names.

Apparitions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 207)

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For spirits when they please Can either sex assume, or both.

Apparitions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 423)

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Whence and what are thou, execrable shape?

Apparitions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 681)

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All heart they live, all head, all eye, all ear, All intellect, all sense, and as they please They limb themselves, and colour, shape, or size, Assume, as likes them best, condense or rare.

Apparitions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 350)

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'Tis chastity, my brother, chastity; She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quiver'd nymph with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour'd heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; Where, through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandite, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.

Chastity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 420)

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So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lacky her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt.

Chastity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 453)

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That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat; descent and fall To give us is adverse.

Progress Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 75)

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The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he awhile Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear.

Voice Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VIII, l. 1)

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For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 682)

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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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Stood up, the strongest and the fiercest spirit That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair.

Despair Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 44)

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If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble.

Failure Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 597)

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Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel.

Patience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 568)

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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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Under the sooty flag of Acheron, Harpies and Hydras.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 604)

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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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Under spreading ensigns moving nigh, in slow But firm battalion.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 533)

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Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed.

Work Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 618)

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The work under our labour grows Luxurious by restraint.

Work Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 208)

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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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