by John Milton
Paradise Lost Quotes
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Fate and Free Will Quotes
"Nor had they yet among the sons of Eve Got them new names, till wand'ring o'er the earth Through God's high suff'rance for the trial of man" (1.364-6).
"Farewell happy fields Where Joy for ever dwells: hail horrors, hail Infernal world" (1.249-51).
"How such united force of gods, how such As stood like these, could ever know repulse?" (1.629-30)
"Flours of all hue, and without thorn the rose" (4.256)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
"Him haply slumb'ring on the Norway foam The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff, Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixèd anchor in his scaly rind Moors by his side, under t...
"and enraged might see How all his malice served but to bring forth Infinite goodness, grace, and mercy shown On Man by him seduced, but on himself Treble confusion, wrath and vengeance poured" (1....
Language and Communication Quotes
"If once they hear that voice, (their liveliest pledge Of hope in fears and dangers […] they will soon resume New courage and revive" (1.274-5; 278-9)
"Thyself in me thy perfect image viewing Becam'st enamoured, and such joy thou took'st With me in secret, that my womb conceived A growing burden" (2.764-7)