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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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Luck is the residue of design.

Luck Quotes, by John Milton , Source: At a Vacation Exercise in the College

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How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed, as full fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.

Philosophy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Mask of Comus (l. 476)

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That stone, . . . Philosophers in vain so long have sought.

Philosophy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 600)

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This is the month, and this the happy morn, Wherein the Son of Heaven's eternal King, Of wedded maid and virgin mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring, For so the holy sages once did sing, That He our deadly forfeit should release, And with His Father work us a perpetual peace.

Christmas Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Hymn--On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

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Ring out ye crystal spheres! Once bless our human ears, If ye have power to touch our senses so; And let your silver chime Move in melodious time, And let the bass of Heaven's deep organ blow; And with your ninefold harmony Make up full consort to the angelic symphony.

Christmas Quotes, by John Milton , Source: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity (st. 13), a hymn

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The gay motes that people the sunbeams.

Sun Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 8)

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He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 381)

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But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloisters pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight; Casting a dim religious light.

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 155)

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There swift return Diurnal, merely to officiate light Round this opacous earth, this punctual spot.

Light Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. 8, l. 21)

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Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.

Spirits Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IV, l. 678)

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Human face divine.

Faces Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 44)

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In her face excuse Came prologue, and apology too prompt.

Faces Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 853)

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Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

Victory Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 648)

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Unbelief is blind.

Unbelief Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 519)

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The pansy freaked with jet.

Pansies Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Lycidas (l. 144)

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Or stars of morning, dew-drops which the sun Impearls on every leaf and every flower.

Dew Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 746)

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So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.

Fraud Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 643)

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Some cursed fraud Of enemy hath beguiled thee, yet unknown, And me with thee hath ruined.

Fraud Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 904)

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Perplexed and troubled at his bad success The Tempter stood, nor had what to reply, Discovered in his fraud, thrown from his hope.

Fraud Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. IV, l. 1)

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Direct The clasping ivy where to climb.

Ivy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. IX, l. 216)

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Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.

Study Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Reason of Church Government--Introduction (bk. II)

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Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see.

Sight Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Sight Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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We see things not as they are but as we are.

Sight Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age!

Blindness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 67)

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