Quotations by Author

John Milton

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

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.

Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source/ Of human offspring.

Good, the more/Communicated, more abundant grows.

Freely we serve,Because we freely love, as in our will/To love or not; in this we stand or fall.

Revenge, at first though sweet,/Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.

Untwisting all the chains that tie/The hidden soul of harmony.

Where more is meant than meets the ear.

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would/By her own radiant light, through sun and moon/ Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self/Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude,/Where, with her best nurse Contemplation,/She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings.

The childhood shows the man,/As morning shows the day.

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.