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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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