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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 682)

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Stood up, the strongest and the fiercest spirit That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair.

Despair Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 44)

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If this fail, The pillar'd firmament is rottenness, And earth's base built on stubble.

Failure Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 597)

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Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel.

Patience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 568)

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If weakness may excuse, What murderer, what traitor, parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it? All wickedness is weakness; that plea, therefore, With God or man will gain thee no remission.

Weakness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 831)

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Under the sooty flag of Acheron, Harpies and Hydras.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 604)

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Under spreading ensigns moving nigh, in slow But firm battalion.

Flags Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 533)

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Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed.

Work Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 618)

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The work under our labour grows Luxurious by restraint.

Work Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 208)

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But his zeal None seconded, as out of season judged, Or singular and rash.

Zeal Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 849)

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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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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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