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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Execrable son! so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from God not given. He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.

Slavery Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 64)

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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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What need a man forestall his date of grief, And run to meet what he would most avoid?

Grief Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 362)

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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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Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 670)

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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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