John Milton Quotes


99 John Milton quotes:



"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties."
"Assuredly we bring not innocence not the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Innocence Quotes
"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."
"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
"The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller."
"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."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Modesty Quotes
"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self."
"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Revenge Quotes
"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."
"Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, / What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?"
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Not to know me argues yourselves unknown."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"To chronicle the wars of kites and crows, fighting in the air."
"So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, / And yet anon repairs his drooping head, / And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore, / Flames in the forehead of the morning sky."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"So when the sun in bed, / Curtained with cloudy red, / Pillows his chin upon an orient wave."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"For 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. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men."
"To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Blindness Quotes
"Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows."



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