John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on justice and self-esteem

Oft-times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag'd.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 571

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A Quote by John Milton on fighting, god, and truth

Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight, who singly has maintained Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth, in word mightier than they in arms.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book vi. Line 29.

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A Quote by John Milton on sleep

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What hath night to do with sleep?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus

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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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A Quote by John Milton on heaven, hell, mind, and time

A mind not to be chang'd by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 253.

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A Quote by John Milton on children, clarity, day, death, force, goodness, husbands, laws, love, mind, purity, saints, sons, and trust

Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave, Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave, Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint. Mine, as whom washed from spot of child-bed taint Purification in the Old Law did save, And such, as yet once more I trust to have Full sight of her in Heav'n without restraint, Came vested all in white, pure as her mind: Her face was veiled, yet to my fancied sight Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined So clear, as in no face with more delight. But O, as to embrace me she inclined, I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XXIII, On His Deceased Wife

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A Quote by John Milton on birds, day, heart, hope, love, power, reason, rudeness, and success

To the Nightingale O Nightingale! that on yon bloomy spray Warblest at eve, when all the woods are still, Thou with fresh hope the lover's heart dost fill, While the jolly hours lead on propitious May. Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day, First heard before the shallow cuckoo's bill, Portend success in love; O, if Jove's will Have linked that amorous power to thy soft lay, Now timely sing, ere the rude bird of hate Foretell my hopeless doom in some grove nigh; As thou from year to year hast sung too late For my relief, yet hadst no reason why: Whether the Muse, or Love, call thee his mate, Both them I serve, and of their train am I.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: To the Nightingale

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A Quote by John Milton on complaints, hope, liberty, men, and world

For this is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance ever should arise in the Commonwealth, that let no man in this world expect; but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Milton on argument, conscience, and liberty

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience above all liberties.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Milton on good, liberty, and love

License they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that, must first be wise and good.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XII, On the Detraction which followed upon my writing certain Treatises.

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