John Milton

1608 - 1674

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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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 philosophy and wisdom

Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 565.

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A Quote by John Milton on books, fatherhood, learning, lies, motherhood, mountains, purity, saints, truth, and tyranny

Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Ev'n them who kept Thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not: In Thy book record their groans Who were Thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piemontese that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To Heav'n. Their martyred blood and ashes sow O'er all th' Italian fields, where still doth sway The triple tyrant; that from these may grow A hundred-fold, who having learned Thy way Early may fly the Babylonian woe.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XVIII, On the late Massacre in Piemont

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A Quote by John Milton on good and men

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None But such as are good men can give good things, And that which is not good, is not delicious To a well-govern'd and wise appetite.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus

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A Quote by John Milton on paradise

Then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost

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