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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 birds and retirement

The olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Regained. Book iv. Line 244.

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A Quote by John Milton on retirement, society, and solitude

For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 249.

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A Quote by John Milton on garden, leisure, pleasure, and retirement

And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Il Penseroso. Line 49.

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A Quote by John Glenn on age, birthday, and retirement

There is still no cure for the common birthday.

John Glenn

Source: Announcing his retirement at age 75, 1996

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A Quote by John Bright on discontent, honor, politics, and retirement

The right honorable gentleman [Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke] is the first of the new party who has retired into his political cave of Adullam and he has called about him everyone that was in distress and everyone that was discontented.

John Bright (1811 - 1889)

Source: Speech, March, 1866.

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A Quote by John Adams on errors, government, ignorance, reason, reflection, remorse, and retirement

"Mr. Jefferson has reason to reflect upon himself. How he will get rid of his remorse in his retirement, I know not. He must know that he leaves the government infinitely worse than he found it, and that from his own error or ignorance."

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Benjamin Rush, April 18, 1808

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A Quote by Joe J. Christensen on good, love, pride, retirement, sharing, spirituality, and work

A Ten-Point Plan for Increased Spirituality: 1. Read Scriptures Daily. 2. Pray Fervently and Sincerely. 3. Fast Meaningfully. 4. Retire Early and Get Up Early. 5. Be of Good Cheer. 6. Work Hard. 7. Overcome Pride. 8. Love Everyone, and Express Your Love. 9. Become One. (As in John 17) 10. Share Your Testimony.

Joe J. Christensen (1929 -)

Source: To Grow In Spirit, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by James Thomson on approval, books, contentment, friendship, heaven, life, quiet, retirement, and virtue

An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Spring

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A Quote by James Thomson on books, contentment, friendship, quiet, and retirement

An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural, quiet, friendship, books.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728

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