John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on time

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With eyes Of conjugal attraction unreprov'd. Imparadised in one another's arms. With thee conversing I forget all time. And feel that I am happier than I know.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on army, bitterness, certainty, change, extremism, and time

A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old, Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air Burns frore, and cold performs th' effect of fire. Thither by harpy-footed Furies hal'd, At certain revolutions all the damn'd Are brought, and feel by turns the bitter change Of fierce extremes,--extremes by change more fierce; From beds of raging fire to starve in ice Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine Immovable, infix'd, and frozen round, Periods of time; thence hurried back to fire.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 592.

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A Quote by John Milton on delay, god, good, grace, husbands, knowledge, laws, modesty, praise, pride, study, women, and yielding

For contemplation he and valour formed; For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she for God in him; His fair large front and eye sublime declare Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad. Which implied Subjection, but required with gentle sway And by her yielded, by him best received; Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, And sweet reluctant amorous delay. . . . God is thy law, thou mine: to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise. . . . For nothing lovelier can be found In woman, than to study household good, And good works in her husband to promote.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on day

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From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,-- A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropp'd from the Zenith like a falling star.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 742.

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A Quote by John Milton on cities and liberty

Behold now this vast city [London]; a city of refuge, the mansion-house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with His protection.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Milton on love

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Freely we serve, Because we freely love, as in our will To love or not; in this we stand or fall.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on laws, love, and paradise

Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring, sole propriety, In Paradise of all things common else. . . .

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 750.

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A Quote by John Milton on art

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What thou art is mine; Our state cannot be sever'd, we are one, One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on chance, chaos, and decisions

Chaos umpire sits And by decision more embroils the fray by which he reigns: next him high arbiter Chance governs all.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

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A Quote by John Milton on admiration, angels, architecture, heaven, laughter, and secrets

From Man or Angel the great Architect Did wisely to conceal, and not divulge, His secrets, to be scanned by them who ought Rather admire. Or, if they list to try Conjecture, he his fabric of the Heavens Hath left to their disputes -- perhaps to move His laughter at their quaint opinions wide Hereafter, when they come to model Heaven And calculate the stars: how they will wield The mighty frame: how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances; how gird the Sphere With Centric and Eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost.

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