John Milton Quotes

John Milton

English poet (1608 - 1674)

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

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A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.

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

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Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

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

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Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

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Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell.

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Better reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.

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Hell has no benefits, only torture.

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Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

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He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.

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

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I am a part of all that I have met.

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...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.

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A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.

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