260 Total Quotes

John Milton Quotes

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton
#English Poet #Heaven

The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven
John Milton
#Heaven

Her virtue and the conscience of her worth,/ That would be wooed, and not unsought be won.
John Milton
#Conscience

Tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity: She that has that, is clad in complete steel
John Milton
#Brother

Far from all resort of mirth, / Save the cricket on the hearth!
John Milton
#Cricket

Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
John Milton
#Melancholy #Folly

Pandemonium, the high capital / Of Satan and his peers.
John Milton
#Satan

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.
John Milton
#English Poet #Innocence

The childhood shows the man, / As morning shows the day. Be famous then / By wisdom; as thy empire must extend, / So let extend thy mind o'er all the world.
John Milton
#Childhood

The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day
John Milton
#Childhood

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor
John Milton
#Absence

How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns
John Milton
#Charming

Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
John Milton
#Nuns

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe
John Milton
#Death

Grace was in all her steps, Heav'n in her Eye, In every gesture dignity and love
John Milton
#Dignity

For contemplation he and valour formed; / For softness she and sweet attractive grace, / He for God only, she for God in him: / His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule.
John Milton
#Contemplation

For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone.
John Milton
#Evil #Hypocrisy

Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
John Milton
#Temptation

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties
John Milton
#Conscience

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
John Milton
#English Poet #Man

Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
John Milton
#Prudence #Circumstances

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.
John Milton
#Fame

So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, / And yet anon repairs his drooping head, / And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore, / Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.
John Milton
#Bed

The troublesome and modern bondage of rhyming.
John Milton
#Bondage