A Quote by John Milton on birds, melancholy, and music

Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy!

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 61.

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A Quote by John Milton on madness and melancholy

Moping melancholy And moon-struck madness.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book xi. Line 485.

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A Quote by John Ford on devil, melancholy, and men

Tell us, pray, what devil This melancholy is, which can transform Men into monsters.

John Ford (1586 - 1640)

Source: The Lady’s Trial

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A Quote by James Thomson on melancholy

Or where the Northern ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked melancholy isles Of farthest Thulé and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730

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A Quote by Homer on evil, joy, melancholy, past, and suffering

And taste The melancholy joy of evils past: For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

Source: The Odyssey, Book xv, Line 434

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on death, eternity, gloom, justice, life, love, melancholy, secrets, seriousness, soul, universe, and world

Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by George Santayana on art and melancholy

Nothing is so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: The Life of Reason, 1906

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on cheerfulness, gloom, god, love, and melancholy

Be cheerful in all that you do. Live joyfully. Live happily. Live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light and love.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: New Era, September 1979, p. 42.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on death, despair, eternity, melancholy, spirit, and words

And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said,- "Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!"

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: The Dead Pan.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on companions, emotion, fame, freedom, future, history, ideas, joy, life, melancholy, mind, and pride

I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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