John Milton Quotes

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.

If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

When the waves are round me breaking,As I pace the deck alone,And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest uponWhat would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwellAbsence makes the heart grow fonder,Isle of Beauty, fare thee well

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

Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.

They also serve who only stand and wait.

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.

None can love freedom heartily but good men the rest love not freedom, but license.

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.

A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.

If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.

How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year

Here at lastWe shall be freethe Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us henceHere we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in HellBetter to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.

He also serves who only stands and waits.

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive.

Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.



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