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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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But zeal moved thee; To please thy gods thou didst it!

Zeal Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 895)

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But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels.

Reason Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 112)

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Subdue By force, who reason for their law refuse, Right reason for their law.

Reason Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 40)

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Indu'd With sanctity of reason.

Reason Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 507)

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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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And filled the air with barbarous dissonance.

Sound Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 550)

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Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds, At which the universal host up sent A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.

Sound Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 540)

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Their rising all at once was as the sound Of thunder heard remote.

Sound Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 476)

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In naked beauty more adorned More lovely than Pandora.

Apparel Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 713)

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But first and chiefest, with thee bring Him that yon soars on golden wing, Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation.

Contemplation Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 51)

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In discourse more sweet, (For Eloquence the Sound, Song charmes the sense,) Others apart sat on a hill retir'd, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute; And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost.

Contemplation Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 555)

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Join voices, all ye living souls: ye birds, That singing up to heaven-gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise.

Praise Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 197)

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And touch'd their golden harps, and hymning praised God and his works.

Praise Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 258)

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Of whom to be disprais'd were no small praise.

Praise Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. III, l. 56)

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. . . and now expecting Each hour their great adventurer, from the search Of foreign words.

Adventure Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 439)

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Rather than be less Car'd not to be at all.

Choice Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 47)

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Who would not, finding way, break loose from hell, . . . . And boldly venture to whatever place Farthest from pain?

Choice Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 889)

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Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

Order Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 710)

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Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trial To my proportion'd strength.

Providence Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 329)

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

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

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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

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

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For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted plagiary.

Plagiarism Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Iconoclastes (XXIII)

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Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Plagiarism Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Iconoclastes (XXIII)

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To satisfy the sharp desire I had Of tasting those fair apples, I resolv'd Not to defer; hunger and thirst at once Powerful persuaders, quicken'd at the scent Of that alluring fruit, urged me so keen.

Apples Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 584)

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Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can.

Jesting Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Horace

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