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.

The best Book Quotes

So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear

Fear, HopeJohn Milton in Paradise Lost
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Who overcomes
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

War, ViolenceJohn Milton in Paradise Lost
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The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.

John Milton in Paradise Lost
 
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Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.

John Milton in Paradise Lost
 
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