Facts about John Milton

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John Milton was a famous Poet from England, who lived between December 9, 1608 and November 8, 1674.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by John.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: John Tillotson, William Penn, Thomas Fuller, Blaise Pascal, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Henry Vaughan, John Wilmot, William Cartwright, Andrew Marvell, Evangelista Torricelli, John Arbuthnot, Christopher Wren, Francis Atterbury, Edmond Halley, John Biddle, John Wilkins, Nicolas Boileau, Roger de Rabutin, Angelus Silesius, Richard Blackmore

Famous quotes by John Milton (29)


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"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby"
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"The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller"
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"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven"
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"Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right"
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"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence"
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"No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free"
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"Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end"
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"Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live"
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"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king"
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"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well"
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"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"
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"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world"
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"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties"
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"For what can war, but endless war, still breed?"
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"Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself"
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"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity"
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"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"
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"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven"
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"Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship"
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"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit"
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"Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe"
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"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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"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for"
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"Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk"
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"Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth"
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"True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves"
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"To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable"
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"Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness"
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"They also serve who only stand and wait"


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