John Milton Quotes

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. Second Defence (1654). Milton's sight was impaired from 1644, his blindness becoming complete in the winter of 1651-1652.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, "To the Parliament of England," (1643).
Truth ... never comes into the world but like a Bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her forth.
John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, introduction (1643).