John Milton Quotes

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"At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue; / Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new." John Milton
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"If this fail, / The pillared firmament is rottenness, / And earth's base built on stubble." John Milton
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"A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses" John Milton
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"These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss." John Milton
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"Embryos and idiots, eremites and friars / White, black, and grey, with all their trumpery." John Milton
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"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." John Milton
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English Poet    Heaven   

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"Tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity: She that has that, is clad in complete steel" John Milton
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"Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, / And moon-struck madness." John Milton
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Madness   

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"Where more is meant than meets the ear." John Milton
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"It was that fatal and perfidious bark / Built in th' eclipse, and rigged with curses dark." John Milton
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"The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven" John Milton
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"Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them" John Milton
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"Thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait" John Milton
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"In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood / Of flutes and soft recorders." John Milton
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"Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good" John Milton
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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" John Milton
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"A short retirement urges a sweet return" John Milton
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"Her virtue and the conscience of her worth,/ That would be wooed, and not unsought be won." John Milton
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"What boots it at one gate to make defence,/ And at another to let in the foe?" John Milton
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"Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight, who single hast maintain'd Against revolted multitudes the Cause Of Truth, in word mightier than they in Arms; And for the testimony of Truth hast borne Universal reproach, far worse" John Milton
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"Better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven" John Milton
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