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John Milton Quotes Page 5

What in me is dark, Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men
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#Support

Consider first, that great or bright infers not excellence
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#Excellence

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
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#English Poet

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie
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#Music

Be strong, live happy, and love, but first of all Him whom to love is to obey
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#Love

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe
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#Force

While the cock with lively din, Scatters the rear of darkness thin; And to the stack, or the barn door, Stoutly struts his dames before; Oft list'ning how the hounds and horn, Cheerly rouse the slumb'ring morn
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#Darkness

His tongue dropt manna, and could make the worse appear the better reason
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#Reason

Wherefore with thee / Came not all hell broke loose?
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#Hell

Whence and what art thou, execrable shape?
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#Art

The starry cope of heaven.
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#Heaven

Hence, vain deluding joys, / The brood of Folly without father bred.
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#Folly

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

It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.
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#Eyes #Blindness

Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
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#Peace

With necessity, / The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deeds.
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#Necessity

Everyone knows that you cannot talk about people by name,
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#People

Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace.
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#Agreement

Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell.
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#Heaven #Architecture

A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
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#Heresy

Capricious, wanton, bold, and brutal lust Is meanly selfish; when resisted, cruel; And, like the blast of pestilential winds, Taints the sweet bloom of nature's fairest forms
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#Lust

To behold the wandering moon, / Riding near her highest noon, / Like one that had been led astray / Through the heav'n's wide pathless way; / And oft, as if her head she bowed, / Stooping through a fleecy cloud.
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#Moon

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

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
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#English Poet #Blindness

Fear and dull disposition, luke warmness and sloth, are not seldom wont to cloak themselves under the affected name of Moderation.
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#Fear

Fairy elves, / Whose midnight revels, by a forest side / Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, / Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon / Sits arbitress.
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#Dreams