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 :: 1608-1674, British Poet

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Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
~ John Milton - [Self-esteem]

 

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What call thou solitude? Is not the earth with various living creatures, and the air replenished, and all these at thy command to come and play before thee?
~ John Milton - [Solitude]

 

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Tears such as angels weep.
~ John Milton - [Tears]

 

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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
~ John Milton - [Temptation]

 

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I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
~ John Milton - [Virtue]

 

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Virtue that wavers is not virtue.
~ John Milton - [Virtue]

 

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They also serve who only stand and wait.
~ John Milton - [Patience]

 

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Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
~ John Milton - [Peace]

 

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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 nectared sweets, where no crude surfeit reigns.
~ John Milton - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
~ John Milton - [Prayer]

 

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Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
~ John Milton - [Prudence]

 

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What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.
~ John Milton - [Respectability]

 

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A short retirement urges a sweet return.
~ John Milton - [Retirement]

 

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And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.
~ John Milton - [Revenge]

 

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Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.
~ John Milton - [Right and Rightness]

 

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From man or angel the great Architect did wisely to conceal, and not divulge his secrets to be scanned by them who ought rather admire; or if they list to try conjecture, he his fabric of the heavens left to their disputes, perhaps to move his laughter at their quaint opinions wide hereafter, when they come to model heaven calculate the stars, how they will wield the mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive to save appearances, how gird the sphere with centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, and epicycle, orb in orb.
~ John Milton - [Science and Scientists]

 

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But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
~ John Milton - [Secrets]

 

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He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king
~ John Milton - [Self-control]

 

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The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.
~ John Milton - [Knowledge]

 

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A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns.
~ John Milton - [Leaders and Leadership]

 

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