John Milton

1608 - 1674

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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A Quote by John Milton

Their rising all at once was as the sound Of thunder heard remote.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 476.

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A Quote by John Milton

Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xi. Line 414.

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A Quote by John Milton

Then to the spicy nut-brown ale.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 100.

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A Quote by John Milton on fame

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Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democratie, Shook the arsenal, and fulmin'd over Greece, To Macedon, and Artaxerxes' throne.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 267.

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A Quote by John Milton on earth and punctuality

There swift return Diurnal, merely to officiate light Round this opacous earth, this punctual spot.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 21.

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