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John Milton - Quotes

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Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. ---->>>

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for. ---->>>

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. ---->>>

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. ---->>>

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby. ---->>>

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit. ---->>>

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self. ---->>>

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself. ---->>>

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. ---->>>

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. ---->>>

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. ---->>>

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon. ---->>>

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. ---->>>

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller. ---->>>

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe. ---->>>

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right. ---->>>

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence. ---->>>

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. ---->>>

For what can war, but endless war, still breed? ---->>>

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

They also serve who only stand and wait. ---->>>

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free. ---->>>

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk. ---->>>

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth. ---->>>

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end. ---->>>

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live. ---->>>

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness. ---->>>

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: December 9, 1608
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Die: November 8, 1674
Occupation: Poet
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John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse (wikipedia)