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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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