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The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright. John Milton

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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

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Where no hope is left, is left no fear. John Milton

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He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king John Milton

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Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. John Milton

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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

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

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Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane. John Milton

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Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. John Milton

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Virtue that wavers is not virtue. John Milton

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

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To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

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For neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible, except to God alone. John Milton

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How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! John Milton

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Reason also is choice. John Milton

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Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge. John Milton

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Tears such as angels weep. John Milton

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

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They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton

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What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair. John Milton

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A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy. John Milton

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Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. John Milton

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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

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The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. John Milton

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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

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Our country is where ever we are well off. John Milton

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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

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Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess. John Milton

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A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns. John Milton

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Deep versed in books and shallow in himself. John Milton

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Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war. John Milton

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When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for. John Milton

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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

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Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. John Milton

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Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem. John Milton

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It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness. John Milton

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Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. John Milton

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He that has light within his own cleer brestMay sit ith center, and enjoy bright day,But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughtsBenighted walks under the mid-day Sun;Himself is his own dungeon. John Milton

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None can love freedom heartily, but good men... the rest love not freedom, but license. John Milton

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For man he seemsIn all his lineaments, though in his faceThe glimpses of his Fathers glory shine. John Milton

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Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. John Milton

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As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. John Milton

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

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Few sometimes may know, when thousands err. John Milton

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Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, counseled ignoble ease, and peaceful sloth, not peace. John Milton

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How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure. John Milton

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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

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And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine. John Milton

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License they mean when they cry liberty. John Milton

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What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. John Milton