John Milton

Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine! (from Paradise Lost) - John Milton

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

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

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. - John Milton

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

Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows. - John Milton

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

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

He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun. - John Milton

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

He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. (from 'Paradise Lost') - John Milton