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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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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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I was all ear, And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of death.

Hearing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 560)

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Sweetest Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell, By slow Meander's margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale.

Echo Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus--Song

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Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.

Wealth Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 690)

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Mammon led them on-- Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell From Heaven: for even in Heaven his looks and thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed In vision beatific.

Mammon Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 678)

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The unsunn'd heaps Of miser's treasures.

Misers Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 398)

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Surer to prosper than prosperity could have assur'd us.

Prosperity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paraise Lost (bk. II, l. 39)

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Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones, Forget not.

Worship Quotes, by John Milton , Source: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

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How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator?

Worship Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 680)

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Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimaeras dire.

Visions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 628)

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O visions ill foreseen! Better had I Liv'd ignorant of future, so had borne My part of evil only.

Visions Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 763)

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Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.

Fire Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 77)

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Now came still evening on; and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad: Silence accompanied; for beast and bird, They to they grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale.

Evening Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 598)

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