English Poet Quotes

926 English Poet quotes:

"Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel."
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"And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can."
"They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake."
"Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed."
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"No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her."
"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."
"Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance."
"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit."
"A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
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"How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?"
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"The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave."
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"Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind."
"But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor."
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"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
"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar."
"No one was ever scolded out of their sins."
"Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books."
"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."
"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor."
"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."

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