John MiltonJohn Milton, (1608-1674) English Poet

John Milton Quote

“When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty obtained that wise men look for.”

John MiltonJohn Milton
~ John Milton

Areopagitica, 1644

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

And when complaints are NOT freely heard, NOT deeply considered, and NOT speedily reformed. then is the utmost tyranny obtained. Hmm, what form do we have today...?

Ken, Allyn, WA

I would make that "valid complaints". Those who whine and complain about trivialities should expect no consideration or reform. They shouldn't even expect to be heard (no one has a right to be heard). All they should expect is to be told to shut the hell up.

Mike, Norwalk

(-; Ken, I think if the whine or otherwise invalid complaint was freely heard and deeply considered, the speedy reform would be "shut the hell up". ;-)


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