John Milton Quotes (696 quotes)
“Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.”
“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.”
Paradise Lost (2004 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781596250611
The Poetical Works of John Milton... to which is Prefixed the Life of the Author Together with (1836 edition)
The poems of John Milton (1859 edition)
“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)
“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”
Paradise Regained (1671), Book II
Selected Prose (1985 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826204844
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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.