1608-1674, British Poet
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
John Milton – [Self-esteem]
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.
John Milton – [Blindness]
Our country is where ever we are well off.
John Milton – [Home]
Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
John Milton – [Peace]
Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
John Milton – [Prudence]
Reason also is choice.
John Milton – [Logic]
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
John Milton – [Music]
Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
John Milton – [Melancholy]
Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
John Milton – [Temptation]
Tears such as angels weep.
John Milton – [Tears]
The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
John Milton – [Childhood]
The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.
John Milton – [Knowledge]
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton – [Mind]
These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss.
John Milton – [Lovers]
They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton – [Patience]
This is the month, and this the happy morn, wherein the Son of heaven's eternal King, of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born, our great redemption from above did bring.
John Milton – [Christmas]
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.
John Milton – [Wives]
Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace.
John Milton – [Agreement]
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
John Milton – [Blindness]
Virtue that wavers is not virtue.
John Milton – [Virtue]