John Milton

1608 - 1674

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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A Quote by John Milton on death and eternity

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

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A Quote by John Milton on evil and mortality

More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchang'd To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book vii. Line 24.

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A Quote by John Milton on women

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A bevy of fair women.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xi. Line 582.

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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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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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