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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 34)

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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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A crown Golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns, Bring dangers, troubles, cares, and sleepless nights To him who wears the regal diadem.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 458)

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What boots it at one gate to make defence, And at another to let in the foe?

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

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He gives twice who gives quickly. [Lat., Bis dat qui cito dat.] - credited to Publius Syrus Mimus,

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

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Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight.

Christianity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 29)

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When thou attended gloriously from heaven, Shalt in the sky appear, and from thee send Thy summoning archangels to proclaim Thy dread tribunal.

Judgment Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 323)

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And, weaponless himself, Made arms ridiculous.

Strength Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 130)

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What does not destroy me, makes me strong.

Strength Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 130)

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He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

Conscience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 381)

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Now conscience wakes despair That slumber'd, wakes the bitter memory Of what he was, what is, and what must be Worse; of worse deeds worse sufferings must ensue!

Conscience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 23)

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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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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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