John Milton

1608 - 1674

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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A Quote by John Milton on heaven and hell

Better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

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A Quote by John Milton on heaven and hell

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on angels, evil, god, and hypocrisy

For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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A Quote by John Milton on argument, blindness, clarity, conscience, contentment, day, friendship, guidance, heart, hope, idleness, liberty, losing, nobility, thought, women, and world

Cyriac, this three years' day these eyes, though 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 Heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, t' have lost them overplied In liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side to side. This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask Content, though blind, had I no better guide.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XXII, To The Same (Cyriac Skinner)

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