Book Quotes by John Milton
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost, written in blank verse. Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica, written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of free speech and freedom of the press.
So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fearFear, Hope0
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.