„What hath night to do with sleep?“

—  John Milton, kniha Ztracený ráj

Zdroj: Paradise Lost

„Solitude sometimes is best society.“

—  John Milton, kniha Ztracený ráj

Zdroj: Paradise Lost

„I neither oblige the belief of other person, nor overhastily subscribe mine own.“

—  John Milton

The History of England, Book ii
Kontext: I neither oblige the belief of other person, nor overhastily subscribe mine own. Nor have I stood with others computing or collating years and chronologies, lest I should be vainly curious about the time and circumstance of things, whereof the substance is so much in doubt. By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travelled through a region of smooth or idle dreams, our history now arrives on the confines, where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at a far distance, true colours and shapes.

„Revives, reflourishes, then vigorous most
When most unactive deemed“

—  John Milton, kniha Samson Agonistes

Zdroj: Samson Agonistes (1671), Lines 1687-1692 & 1697-1707
Kontext: But he, though blind of sight,
Despised, and thought extinguished quite,
With inward eyes illuminated,
His fiery virtue roused
From under ashes into sudden flame,
[... ]
So Virtue, given for lost,
Depressed and overthrown, as seemed,
Like that self-begotten bird
In the Arabian woods embost,
That no second knows nor third,
And lay erewhile a holocaust,
From out her ashy womb now teemed,
Revives, reflourishes, then vigorous most
When most unactive deemed;
And, though her body die, her fame survives,
A secular bird, ages of lives.

„But he, though blind of sight,
Despised, and thought extinguished quite,
With inward eyes illuminated,
His fiery virtue roused
From under ashes into sudden flame,“

—  John Milton, kniha Samson Agonistes

Zdroj: Samson Agonistes (1671), Lines 1687-1692 & 1697-1707
Kontext: But he, though blind of sight,
Despised, and thought extinguished quite,
With inward eyes illuminated,
His fiery virtue roused
From under ashes into sudden flame,
[... ]
So Virtue, given for lost,
Depressed and overthrown, as seemed,
Like that self-begotten bird
In the Arabian woods embost,
That no second knows nor third,
And lay erewhile a holocaust,
From out her ashy womb now teemed,
Revives, reflourishes, then vigorous most
When most unactive deemed;
And, though her body die, her fame survives,
A secular bird, ages of lives.

„Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.“

—  John Milton, kniha Ztracený ráj

Zdroj: Paradise Lost

„Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.“

—  John Milton, kniha Ztracený ráj

Zdroj: Paradise Lost

„Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.“

—  John Milton, Comus

Zdroj: Comus

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