John Milton

1608 - 1674

A Quote by John Milton on clarity, darkness, day, retirement, solitude, soul, virtue, and wisdom

Virtue could see to do what virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' th' centre and enjoy bright day; But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 373.

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A Quote by John Milton on experience

Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 173.

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A Quote by John Milton on age, gold, and time

Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Hymn on Christ's Nativity. Line 135.

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A Quote by John Milton on suffering and weakness

To be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 157.

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A Quote by John Milton on dance

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This cordial julep here, That flames and dances in his crystal bounds.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 672.

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A Quote by John Milton on action and words

Those graceful acts, Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 610.

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A Quote by John Milton on earth, falsehood, play, strength, and truth

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do ingloriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple: who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica.

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A Quote by John Milton

Thoughts that voluntary move Harmonious numbers.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 37.

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A Quote by John Milton on rest

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Thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: On his Blindness.

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A Quote by John Milton on angels and tears

Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in spite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 619.

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