Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meandering in prose . . .

Today is the birthday of John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674), poet and author. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

"He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon." - John Milton

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." - John Milton

"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - John Milton

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." - John Milton

"Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor." - John Milton

"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond." - John Milton

"I am a part of all that I have met." - John Milton

"They also serve who only stand and wait." - John Milton

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