John Milton Quotes
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.
Categorized under Beauty
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Categorized under Books
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.
Categorized under Character
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.
Categorized under Confusion
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
Categorized under Want
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
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.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.