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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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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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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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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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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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So sang they, and the empyrean rung With Hallelujahs. Thus was Sabbath kept.

Sabbath Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 632)

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Mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee, In unreprov'd pleasures free.

Merriment Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 38)

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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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Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin Surprise thee, and her black attendant Death.

Appetite Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 546)

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By merit raised To that bad eminence.

Merit Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5)

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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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There does a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night, And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 223)

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So when the sun in bed, Curtain'd with cloudy red, Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity

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The planets in their station list'ning stood.

Sky Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 563)

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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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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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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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