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