Quotations by Milton, John


To-morrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
“Lycidas,” l. 193 (1638)
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Tomorrow to fresh Woods, and Pastures new.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
“Lycidas” (1638)
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Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
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The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
An Apology for Smectymnuus (1642)
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The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
An Apology for Smectymnuus (1642)
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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.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica: a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England (1644),
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Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience, above all liberties.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica: a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England (1644),
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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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John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica: a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing (1644)
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Knowledge cannot defile, nor consequently the books, if the will and conscience be not defiled …. Wholesome meats to a vitiated stomach differ little or nothing from unwholesome; and best books to a naughty mind are not unappliable to occasions of evil.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica
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A man may be heretic to the truth if he believes 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.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica
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Truth is compar’d in Scripture to a streaming fountain; if her waters flow not in a perpetuall progression, they sick’n into a muddy pool of conformity and tradition.

[Truth is compared in Scripture to a streaming fountain; if her waters flow not in a perpetual progression, they sicken into a muddy pool of conformity and tradition.]

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Areopagitica (1644)
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It is only to the individual faith of each that the Deity has opened the way to salvation.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
De Doctrina Cristana, Preface
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Just deeds are the best answer to injurious words.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Observations upon the Articles of Peace with the Irish Rebels (1649)
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The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Paradise Lost, 1.254 (1667)
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Who overcomes
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Paradise Lost, 1.648 (1667)
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So spake the Fiend, and with necessity,
The Tyrant’s plea, excus’d his devilish deeds.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Paradise Lost, 4.383 (1667)
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These two
Imparadis’d in one another’s arms.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Paradise Lost, 4.505 (1667)
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Revenge, at first though sweet,
Bitter ere long, back on itself recoils.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Paradise Lost, 9.171 (1667)
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Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye nam’d not good.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet
Tetrachordon
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