John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton

What boots it at one gate to make defence, And at another to let in the foe?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Samson Agonistes. Line 560.

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A Quote by John Milton on argument, darkness, eternity, god, men, providence, and support

What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22.

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A Quote by John Milton on choice

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What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice, Of Attic taste?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: To Mr. Lawrence.

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A Quote by John Milton on age, fame, honor, memory, needs, sons, and weakness

What needs my Shakespeare for his honour'd bones,-- The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-y-pointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Epitaph on Shakespeare.

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A Quote by John Milton on courage, immortality, losing, revenge, study, and yielding

What though the field be lost? All is not lost; th' unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 105.

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A Quote by John Milton on sons and wine

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When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 500.

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A Quote by John Milton

When the gray-hooded Even, Like a sad votarist in palmer's weed, Rose from the hindmost wheels of Phoebus' wain.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 188.

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A Quote by John Milton

When the gust hath blown his fill, Ending on the rustling leaves With minute drops from off the eaves.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 128.

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A Quote by John Milton on impossibility and truth

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.

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A Quote by John Milton

Under the opening eyelids of the morn.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 26.

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