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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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O dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark! total eclipse, Without all hope of day.

Blindness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 80)

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These eyes, tho' clear To outward view of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot, Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, not bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.

Blindness Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Sonnet XXII (l. 1)

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Take heed lest passion sway Thy judgment to do aught, which else fee will Would not admit.

Passion Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VIII, l. 634)

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If by fire Of sooty coal th' empiric alchymist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn, Metals of drossiest ore to perfect gold.

Alchemy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 439)

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And God made two great lights, great for their use To man, the greater to have rule by day, The less by night, altern.

Astronomy Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 346)

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What need a man forestall his date of grief, And run to meet what he would most avoid?

Grief Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 362)

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But O yet more miserable! Myself my sepulchre, a moving grave.

Misery Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 101)

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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Misfortune Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 228)

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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Trials Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Regained (bk. II, l. 228)

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Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 22)

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There does a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night, And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 223)

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So when the sun in bed, Curtain'd with cloudy red, Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.

Clouds Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity

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The planets in their station list'ning stood.

Sky Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 563)

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Ride the air In whirlwind.

Storms Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 545)

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Swings the scaly horror of his folded tail.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity (l. 172)

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The infernal serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirr'd up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 34)

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His form had yet not lost All his original brightness, not appear'd Less than arch-angel ruined, and th' excess Of glory obscured.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 591)

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From morn To moon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 742)

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Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 5)

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Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 670)

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Incens'd with indignation Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burn'd, That fires the length of Ophiucus huge In th' artic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 707)

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Satan; so call him now, his former name Is heard no more in heaven.

Devil Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. V, l. 658)

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The rising world of waters dark and deep.

Water Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 11)

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Soon as the potion works, their human count'nance, Th' express resemblance of the gods, is chang'd Into some bruitish form of wolf or bear, Or ounce or tiger, hog, or bearded goat, All other parts remaining as they were; And they, so perfect in their misery, Not once perceive their foul disfigurement.

Intemperance Quotes, by John Milton , Source: Comus (l. 64)

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