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John Milton Quotes

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

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

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.

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

Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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