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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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For smiles from reason flow To brute deny'd, and are of love the food.

Smiles Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 239)

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A smile that glow'd Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue.

Smiles Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VIII, l. 618)

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To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull Night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise.

Larks Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 41)

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And now the herald lark Left his ground-nest, high tow'ring to descry The morn's approach, and greet her with his song.

Larks Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 279)

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I sat me down to watch upon a bank With ivy canopied and interwove With flaunting honeysuckle.

Honeysuckles Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 543)

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They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy.

Eating Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 637)

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Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin Surprise thee, and her black attendant Death.

Appetite Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 546)

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If all the world Should in a pet of temp'rance, feed on pulse, Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze, Th' All-giver would be unthank'd, would be unprais'd.

Temperance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 720)

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Impostor; do not charge most innocent Nature, As if she would her children should be riotous With her abundance; she, good cateress, Means her provision only to the good, That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance.

Temperance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 762)

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Well observe The rule of Not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st.

Temperance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 531)

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O madness to think use of strongest wines And strongest drinks our chief support of health, When God with these forbidden made choice to rear His mighty champion, strong above compare, Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.

Temperance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 553)

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Anon, out of the earth a fabric huge Rose, like an exhalation.

Architecture Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 710)

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Nor did there want Cornice or frieze with bossy sculpture graven.

Architecture Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 715)

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The hasty multitude Admiring enter'd, and the work some praise, And some the architect: his hand was known In heaven by many a tower'd structure high, Where scepter'd angels held their residence, And sat as princes.

Architecture Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 730)

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So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless faithful only he.

Fidelity Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 896)

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The Pilot of the Galilean Lake.

Christ Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Lycidas (l. 109)

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A grateful mind By owing owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and discharg'd.

Gratitude Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 55)

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Come, knit hands, and beat the ground In a light fantastic round.

Dancing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 143)

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Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastic toe.

Dancing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 33)

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Dancing in the chequer'd shade.

Dancing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 96)

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.

Dancing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: L'Allegro (l. 96)

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Who, as they sung, would take the prison'd soul And lap it in Elysium.

Singing Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 256)

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