John Milton

(9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674 / London, England)

John Milton Quotes

  • ''To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.''
    John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. Second Defence (1654). Milton's sight was impaired from 1644, his blindness becoming complete in the winter of 1651-1652.
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  • ''Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.''
    John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, "To the Parliament of England," (1643).
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  • ''Truth ... never comes into the world but like a Bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her forth.''
    John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, introduction (1643).
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  • ''Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.''
    John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Reason of Church Government, Introduction to bk. 2 (1642).
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Best Poem of John Milton

On Shakespear

What needs my Shakespear for his honour'd Bones,
The labour of an age in piled Stones,
Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid
Under a Star-ypointing Pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of Fame,
What need'st thou such weak witnes of thy name?
Thou in our wonder and astonishment
Hast built thy self a live-long Monument.
For whilst toth' shame of slow-endeavouring art,
Thy easie numbers flow, and that each heart
Hath from the leaves of thy unvalu'd Book,
Those Delphick lines with deep impression took
Then thou our fancy of it self bereaving,
Dost ...

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To The Lady Margaret Ley

Daughter to that good Earl, one President
Of England’s Council and her Treasury,
Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee,
And left them both, more in himself content,
Till the sad breaking of that Parliament
Broke him, as that dishonest victory
At Chæronea, fatal to liberty,
Killed with report that old man eloquent,
Though later born than to have known the days

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