Best John Milton Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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John Milton Quotes

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

 

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

 

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

 

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

 

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.

 

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

 

They also serve who only stand and wait.

 

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.

 

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller. 

 

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?

 

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

 

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

 

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe. 

 

Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship. 

 

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well. 

 

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

 

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. 

 

 

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.

 

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.

 

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.

 

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby. 

 

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

 

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

 

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.

 

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

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