John Milton Quotes
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Chance governs all.
Time, the subtle thief of youth.
The child is the father of the man.
This is servitude, To serve the unwise.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Law can discover sin, but not remove it.
Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss.
Tomorrow the new woods, and pastures new.
Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.
Ambition, the last infirmity of noble minds.
Life is life and without it we would be dead.
Let their tormentor conscience find them out.
Time will run back and fetch the Age of Gold.
Of truth, in word mightier than they in arms.
Opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war.
The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.
Accuse not Nature! She hath done her part; Do thou but thine!
Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, But must be current.
To know that which before us lies in daily life is the prime wisdom.
Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.
For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
If you let slip time, like a neglected rose It withers on the stalk with languish'd head.
He who reigns within himself, and rules Passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
Socrates the first and wisest of them all professed to know this only, that he nothing knew.
Apt words have pow'r to swage The tumors of a troubled mind, And are as balm to fester'd wounds.
Nations grown corrupt ... Love bondage more than liberty; Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, untwisting all the chains that tie the hidden soul of harmony.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Yet some there be that by due steps aspire To lay their just hands on that golden key That opes the palace of eternity.
When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, that last infirmity of noble mind, to scorn delights, and live laborious days.
Fear and dull disposition, lukewarmness and sloth, are not seldom wont to cloak themselves under the affected name of moderation.
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.
Many are the sayings of the wise In ancient and in modern books enrolled, Extolling patience as the truest fortitude;And to the bearing well of all calamities, All chances incident to man's frail life.
In those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
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.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.