Saturday, August 2, 2014
Information on John Milton (1608-1674) is here or here or here. Some of his works are here. Cherry-picked quotes are here:
"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license."
"I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words."
"Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes by transgressing most truly kept the law."
"I neither oblige the belief of other person, nor over hastily subscribe mine own."
“Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules
Passions, desires, and fears, is more a king.”
“Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.”
“A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”
“What is strength without a double share of wisdom?”
“Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.”