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To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night. From his watchtower in the skies, Til the dappled dawn doth rise.
- John Milton | Animals Quotes
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
- John Milton | Books and Reading Quotes
Knowledge cannot defile, nor consequently the books, if the will and conscience be not defiled.
- John Milton | Censorship Quotes
Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
- John Milton | Deception Quotes
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- John Milton | Fear Quotes
God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts; who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best; His state Is kingly; thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest - They also serve who only stand and wait.
- John Milton | God Quotes
For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible.
- John Milton | Hypocrisy Quotes
None can love freedom heartily, but good men - the rest love not freedom, but licence.
Reason is also choice.
- John Milton | Reason Quotes
Deep-versed in books And shallow in himself.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
- John Milton | Vice Quotes
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
- John Milton | Self-Control Quotes
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
- John Milton | Self-Confidence Quotes
Oftentimes nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right and well-managed.
- John Milton | Self-Confidence Quotes
Time is the subtle thief of youth.
- John Milton | One Day Quotes
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
- John Milton | Positive Quotes
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- John Milton | Hope Quotes
Boast not of what thou would'st have done, but do.
- John Milton | Getting Going Quotes
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
- John Milton | Events Quotes
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
- John Milton | Ambition Quotes
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
- John Milton | Books Quotes
As good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye.
- John Milton | Books Quotes
The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.
- John Milton | Childhood Quotes
Servant of God, well done! Well hast thou fought The better fight.
- John Milton | Christian Quotes
Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastic toe.
- John Milton | Dancing Quotes
Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.
- John Milton | Flowers Quotes
Since good, the more Communicated, more abundant grows.
- John Milton | Goodness Quotes
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.
- John Milton | Greece Quotes
Where more is meant than meets the ear.
- John Milton | Hearing Quotes
A heaven on earth.
- John Milton | Heaven Quotes
All hell broke loose.
- John Milton | Hell Quotes
Give me the liberty to know, to think, to believe, and to utter freely according to conscience, above all other liberties.
- John Milton | Liberty Quotes
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.
- John Milton | Love Quotes
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
- John Milton | Mind Quotes
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
- John Milton | Music Quotes
Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine!
- John Milton | Nature Quotes
Take heed lest passion sway Thy judgment to do aught, which else free will Would not admit.
- John Milton | Passion Quotes
Peace hath her victories, No less renowned than war.
- John Milton | Peace Quotes
They also serve who only stand and wait.
- John Milton | Service Quotes
Servant of God, well done.
- John Milton | Service Quotes
So many laws argue so many sins.
- John Milton | Sin Quotes
Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton | Victory Quotes
Most men admire Virtue, who follow not her lore.
- John Milton | Virtue Quotes
The brazen throat of war.
- John Milton | War Quotes
Wickedness is weakness.
- John Milton | Wickedness Quotes
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.
- John Milton | Women Quotes


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