John Milton

1608 - 1674

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, 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 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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A Quote by John Milton on deed, justice, and words

Just deeds are the best answer to injurious words.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

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A Quote by John Milton on desires, good, knowledge, learning, men, necessity, and writing

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Milton on death and hell

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I fled, and cry'd out, Death; Hell trembled at the hideous name, and sigh'd From all her caves, and back resounded, Death.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 787.

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