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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“What hath night to do with sleep?”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”
John Milton, Areopagitica
“Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Solitude sometimes is best society.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Freely we serve
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.”
John Milton
“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.”
John Milton
“Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“All is not lost, the unconquerable will, and study of revenge, immortal hate, and the courage never to submit or yield.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Innocence, Once Lost, Can Never Be Regained. Darkness, Once Gazed Upon, Can Never Be Lost.”
John Milton
“Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear”
John Milton
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“Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.”
John Milton, Areopagitica
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
John Milton, Areopagitica
“I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down
The dark descent, and up to reascend...”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.”
John Milton, Comus
“What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,
The labor of an age in pilèd stones,
Or that his hallowed relics should be hid
Under a star-y-pointing pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,
What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?”
John Milton, The Complete Poetry
“Me miserable! Which way shall I fly
Infinite wrath and infinite despair?
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep,
Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide,
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules
Passions, desires, and fears, is more a king.”
John Milton, Paradise Regained
“Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave--/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His dark materials to create more worlds,--/ Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross. ”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“This horror will grow mild, this darkness light.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie,
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.”
John Milton, The Complete Poetry
“For so I created them free and free they must remain.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!”
John Milton
“Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.”
John Milton, The Complete Poetry
“What is dark within me, illumine.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. ”
John Milton, Paradise Lost
“A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

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