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John Milton Quotes Page 3

You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?
John Milton
#Desire

These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss.
John Milton
#Love #Lovers

They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton
#English Poet

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

Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good
John Milton
#Loneliness

Long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to light
John Milton
#Hell

Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts / And eloquence.
John Milton
#Mother

Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter, ere long, back on itself recoils
John Milton
#Revenge

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

Tears such as angels weep.
John Milton
#Tears

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
John Milton
#English Poet

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
John Milton
#English Poet

One tongue is sufficient for a woman
John Milton
#Woman

Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight, who single hast maintain'd Against revolted multitudes the Cause Of Truth, in word mightier than they in Arms; And for the testimony of Truth hast borne Universal reproach, far worse
John Milton
#God

And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.
John Milton
#Revenge

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
John Milton
#English Poet

Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.
John Milton
#Right And Rightness

A grateful mind By owing owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and discharg'd
John Milton
#Mind

Calm of mind, all passion spent
John Milton
#Mind

Reason also is choice.
John Milton
#Logic

What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
John Milton
#Evil

Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
John Milton
#Knowledge #Astronomy

Lords are lordliest in their wine.
John Milton
#Wine #Aristocracy

Fled / Murmuring, and with him fled the shades of night.
John Milton
#Night

The bloody Piedmontese that rolled / Mother with infant down the rocks.
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#Mother

As killing as the canker to the rose.
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#Killing

Hide me from day's garish eye / While the bee with honied thigh / That at her flowery work doth sing.
John Milton
#Work