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John Milton Quotes
Brief author info: John Milton (1608-1674) English poet and prose writer.
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Revenge, at first though sweet, bitter erelong back on itself recoils.
Reason also is choice.
Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, But must be current, and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss.
Beauty, though injurious, hath strange power, After offence returning, to regain Love once possessed.
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.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
To live a life half dead, a living death.
And what is faith, love, virtue unassayed Alone, without exterior help sustained?
Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve The faith they owe; when earnestly they seek Such proof, conclude, they then begin to fail.
Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.
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