John Milton 1608 - 1674 was an English author and poet, who wrote in English, Latin, Greek and Italian. 
He is best remembered for his epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’ written in 1667, and he later wrote ‘Paradise Regained’ in 1671. 
‘Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world’ 
‘Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties’ 
‘The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven’ 
‘Innocence, Once Lost, Can Never Be Regained. Darkness, Once Gazed Upon, Can Never Be Lost’ 
‘He who destroys a good book kills reason itself’ 
‘He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a King’ 
‘None can love freedom heartily, but good men: the rest love not freedom, but licence’ 
‘The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller’ 
‘To be weak is miserable, Doing or Suffering’ 
‘For so I created them free and free they must remain’ 
‘What is strength without a double share of wisdom?’ 
‘They also serve, who only stand and wait’ 
‘The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day’ 
‘Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason’ 
‘Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live’ 
‘A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master Spirit, embalmed and treasured upon purpose for a life beyond life’ 
‘No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free’ 
‘Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship’ 
‘Solitude is sometimes the best society’ 
‘Better to reign in hell than serve in heav’n’ 
‘Nothing profits more than self-esteem grounded on what is just and right’ 
‘To be blind is not miserable, not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable’ 
‘Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, in a light fantastic round’ 
‘Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep’ 
‘Now I see Peace to corrupt no less than war to waste’ 
‘Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows’ 
‘Yet I shall temper so justice with mercy’ 
‘Yours be the advantage all, mine the revenge’ 
‘Where glowing embers through the room teach light to counterfeit a gloom’ 
‘Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity’ 
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