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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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So spake the Fiend, and with necessity, The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deed.

Necessity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 393)

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Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.

Greece Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 240)

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Of herbs, and other country messes, Which the neat-handed Phillis dresses.

Cookery Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 85)

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And in requital ope his leathern scrip, And show me simples of a thousand names, Telling their strange and vigorous faculties.

Medicine Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 626)

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The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs thro' the arched roof in words deceiving.

Oracle Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity (l. 173)

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No mighty trance, or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity (l. 173)

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Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 173)

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These evils I deserve, and more . . . . Justly, yet despair not of his final pardon, Whose ear is ever open, and his eye Gracious to re-admit the suppliant.

Forgiveness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 1,170)

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Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way, And giv'st access, though secret she retire.

Experience Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 807)

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He's gone, and who knows how may he report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?

News Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 1,350)

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These false pretexts and varnished colours failing, Rare in thy guilt how foul must thou appear.

Guilt Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 901)

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Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat; Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe That all was lost.

Sin Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 780)

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So many laws argues so many sins.

Sin Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 283)

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Law can discover sin, but not remove, Save by those shadowy expiations weak.

Sin Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 290)

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O welcome pure-ey'd Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!

Faith Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 213)

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That in such righteousness To them by faith imputed they may find Justification towards God, and peace Of conscience.

Faith Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XII, l. 294)

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Yet I argue not Again Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of right or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.

Faith Quotes, by John Milton , Source: To Cyriack Skinner

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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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Who can enjoy alone? Or all enjoying what contentment find?

Enjoyment Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VIII, l. 365)

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For Solomon, he lived at ease, and full Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not beyond Higher design than to enjoy his state.

Enjoyment Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 201)

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