JOHN MILTON Quotes

“Freely we serveBecause we freely love, as in our willTo love or not; in this we stand or fall.”

John Milton
love 

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

John Milton

“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”

John Milton

“Yet he who reigns within himself, and rulesPassions, desires, and fears, is more a king.”

John Milton

“How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfet raigns.”

John Milton

“He who thinks we are to pitch our tent here, and have attained the utmost prospect of reformation that the mortal glass wherein we contemplate can show us, till we come to beatific vision, that man by this very opinion declares that he is yet far short of truth.”

John Milton
truth 

“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
wisdom 

“The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.”

John Milton
god 

“Be strong, live happy and love, but first of allHim whom to love is to obey, and keepHis great command!”

John Milton
god 

“And of the sixth day yet remainedThere wanted yet the master work, the endOf all yet done: a creature who not prone And brute as other creatures but enduedWith sanctity of reason might erect His stature and, upright with front serene,Govern the rest, self-knowing, and from thenceMagnanimous to correspond with Heaven, But grateful to acknowledge whence his good Descends, thither with heart and voice and eyesDirected in devotion to adore And worship God supreme who made him chiefOf all His works.”

John Milton
god