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    These are thy glorious works, Parent of good!
    — John Milton
    tags: work  parent 
     
    Her virtue and the conscience of her worth, That would be woo'd, and not unsought be won.
    — John Milton
    tags: virtue  conscience  worth 
     
    Arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots rag'd: dire was the noise Of conflict.
    — John Milton
    tags: conflict 
     
    Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
    — John Milton
    tags: truth 
     
    Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones.
    — John Milton
    tags: truth  father  stock 
     
    Ornate rhetorick taught out of the rule of Plato.... To which poetry would be made subsequent, or indeed rather precedent, as being less suttle and fine, but more simple, sensuous, and passionate.
    — John Milton
    tags: rules  poetry 
     
    Just are the ways of God, And justifiable to men; Unless there be who think not God at all.
    — John Milton
    tags: god 
     
    Th'invention all admir'd, and each, how he to be th'inventor miss'd; so easy it seem'd once found, which yet unfound most would have thought impossible.
    — John Milton
    Chaos umpire sits And by decision more embroils the fray by which he reigns: next him high arbiter Chance governs all.
    — John Milton
    tags: chance  decision  chaos 
     
    Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony.
    — John Milton
    tags: soul  harmony 
     
    Who, as they sung, would take the prison'd soul And lap it in Elysium.
    — John Milton
    tags: soul 
     
    With eyes Of conjugal attraction unreprov'd. Imparadised in one another's arms. With thee conversing I forget all time. And feel that I am happier than I know.
    — John Milton
    tags: time  attraction  eyes 
     
    Some say no evil thing that walks by night, In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
    — John Milton
    tags: evil  time  power  magic  night  true  fire  ghost 
     
    You can make hell out of heaven and heaven out of hell. It's all in the mind.
    — John Milton
    tags: hell  mind  heaven 
     
    In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to God.
    — John Milton
    tags: god 
     
    He left it in thy power, ordaind thy will By nature free, not over-rul'd by Fate Inextricable, or strict necessity;
    — John Milton
    tags: fate  nature  power 
     
    Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear
    — John Milton
    tags: fear  hope 
     
    They also serve who only stand and wait.
    — John Milton
    The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
    — John Milton
    tags: character  men  past  saying 
     
    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.
    — John Milton
    tags: darkness  wild  confusion 
     
    Thou art my father, thou my author, thou my being gav'st me; whom should I obey but thee, whom follow?
    — John Milton
    tags: author  father 
     
    Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is,.....
    — John Milton
    tags: goodness  devil 
     
    And the jocund rebecks sound To many a youth, and many a maid, Dancing in the checkered shade. And young and old come forth to play On a sunshine holiday.
    — John Milton
    tags: youth  young 
     
    Forget thyself to marble.
    — John Milton
    Each tree Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite To pluck and eat.
    — John Milton
    tags: eyes 
     
    Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves.
    — John Milton
    So may'st thou live, till like ripe fruit thou drop Into thy mother's lap, or be with ease Gathered, not harshly plucked, for death mature: This is old age; but then thou must outlive Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty, which will change To withered weak and grey.
    — John Milton
    tags: beauty  death  youth  live  strength  mother 
     
    O impotence of mind, in body strong! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom, vast, unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command.
    — John Milton
    tags: body  rules  wisdom  mind  strength  shares 
     
    Now morn, her rosy steps in th' eastern clime Advancing, sow'd the earth with orient pearl, When Adam wak'd, so custom'd; for his sleep Was aery light, from pure digestion bred.
    — John Milton
    tags: sleep  earth  adam 
     
    The timely dew of sleep.
    — John Milton
    tags: sleep 
     
    Hail holy light, offspring of heav'n firstborn!
    — John Milton
    tags: holy 
     
    And these gems of Heav'n, her starry train.
    — John Milton
    They are the troublers, they are the dividers of unity, who neglect and don't permit others to unite those dissevered pieces which are yet wanting to the body of Truth.
    — John Milton
    tags: truth  body  neglect 
     
    Must I thus leave thee, Paradise?-thus leave Thee, native soil, these happy walks and shades?
    — John Milton
    Reason also is choice.
    — John Milton
    tags: choice 
     
    Fame is the last infirmity of the human mind.
    — John Milton
    tags: human  fame  mind 
     
    She what was honour knew, And with obsequious majesty approv'd My pleaded reason. To the nuptial bower I led her blushing like the morn; all heaven And happy constellations on that hour Shed their selectest influence; the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub.
    — John Milton
    tags: earth  heaven  wings 
     
    Son of Heav'n and Earth, Attend: that thou art happy, owe to God; That thou continuest such, owe to thyself, That is, to thy obedience; therein stand.
    — John Milton
    tags: earth  son 
     
    Live while ye may, Yet happy pair.
    — John Milton
    tags: live 
     
    And I will place within them as a guide My umpire conscience, whom if they will hear Light after light well used they shall attain, And to the end persisting, safe arrive.
    — John Milton
    tags: conscience 
     
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