A Quote by John Milton on chaos and hell


Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds: At which the universal host up sent A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 540.

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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 James Thurber on chaos, emotion, and humor

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by I Ching on beginning, chaos, and foolishness

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.

I Ching

Source: the I Ching

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on chaos, faith, history, meaning, order, seriousness, study, and tragedy

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by Henry Mitchell on chaos, garden, hell, nature, and pride

There are no green thumbs or black thumbs. There are only gardeners and non-gardeners. Gardeners are the ones who ruin after ruin get on with the high defiance of nature herself, creating, in the very face of her chaos and tornado, the bower of roses and the pride of irises. It sounds very well to garden a 'natural way'. You may see the natural way in any desert, any swamp, any leech-filled laurel hell. Defiance, on the other hand, is what makes gardeners.

Henry Mitchell (1923 - 1993)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on chaos, habits, life, and order

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by George Orwell on chaos, improvement, language, politics, and starting

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language . . . one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by General George Catlett Marshall on chaos, country, direction, economics, hunger, politics, poverty, purpose, and world

Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.

George Marshall (1880 - 1959)

Source: Address at Harvard, June 5, 1947, embodying the European Recovery Plan (Marshall Plan)

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A Quote by George Leonard on certainty, chaos, doubt, evolution, life, order, play, survival, theory, uncertainty, and universe

In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.

George Leonard

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