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254 Famous Quotes by John Milton
12/9/1608 - 11/8/1674
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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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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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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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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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The rising world of waters dark and deep.

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

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