Posts Tagged ‘John Milton’

Quote of the day, July 19

July 19, 2017

John Milton, on the mind

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

Quote of the day, July 7

July 7, 2015

John Milton, on liberty

“Truth and understanding are not such wares as to be monopolised and traded in by tickets and statutes and standards. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 4

March 4, 2015

John Milton, on liberty (1644)

“Revolutions of ages do not oft recover the loss of a rejected truth, for the want of which whole nations fare the worse.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2014

John Milton, on nature

“Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 20

August 20, 2014

John Milton, on freedom

“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.”

Quote of the day, May 5

May 5, 2012

John Milton, on freedom of expression (from Areopagitica, 1644)

“And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 9

December 9, 2010

John Milton

“A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.”


Quote of the day, Nov. 24

November 23, 2010

John Milton, on books

“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.”