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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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Johnny Milton     Milton, John
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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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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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Just then return'd at shut of evening flowers.

Evening Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 278)

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Towered cities please us then, And the busy hum of men.

Cities Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 117)

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The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

Cities Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 117)

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Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight.

Service Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VI, l. 29)

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They also serve who only stand and wait.

Service Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Sonnet--On His Blindness

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Left that command Sole daughter of his voice.

Duty Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 652)

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For I no sooner in my heart divin'd My heart, which by a secret harmony Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet.

Sympathy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 357)

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His fair large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering but not beneath his shoulders broad.

Royalty Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 300)

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Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democratie, Shook the Arsenal, and fulmined over Greece, To Macedon, and Artaxerxes' throne.

Oratory Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 267)

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With thee conversing I forget all time: All seasons and their change, all please alike.

Conversation Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 639), Eve speaking to Adam

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Here may we reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

Ambition Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 263)

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Such joy ambition finds.

Ambition Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 92)

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But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to? who aspires must down as low As high he soar'd, obnoxious first and last To basest things.

Ambition Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 168)

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