John Milton

John Milton

English poet, polemicist and man of letters

Lived from: 1608-1674

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: John Milton

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    A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns.
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    A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
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    A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
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    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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    A short retirement urges a sweet return.
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    Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
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    And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
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    And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.
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    As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.
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    Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
    Source: Paradise lost (1667) I, 263
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    Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
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    But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
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    Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
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    Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
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    Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
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