John Milton Quotes (670 quotes)
“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”
Paradise Regained (1671), Book II
Areopagitica, and Other Political Writings of John Milton (1999 edition)
“Those graceful acts, those thousand decencies, that daily flow from all her words and actions, mixed with love and sweet compliance, which declare unfeigned union of mind, or in us both one soul.”
Paradise Lost (1667)
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
Areopagitica: A speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicenced printing to the Parliament of England (1644)
Paradise Regained Book 4, l. 293 (1671)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Milton
Born: December 9, 1608
Died: November 8, 1674 (aged 65)
Bio: John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
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