John Milton was a poet, civil servant and a highly regarded intellectual from England, who lived in the 17th century and is credited for penning one of the most famous epics in English literature. Other than English, Milton was well versed in Latin and other European languages. He is without doubt one of the greatest English poets and his work reflected a deep sense of commitment to the causes of freedom of speech as well as self-expression, at a time when such things were not at the top of the mind of most intellectuals. Other than being a most influential poet, Milton was also a civil servant who worked under the ‘Commonwealth of England’. Milton’s most famous work, which is still studied at universities and schools all over the world, is the epic ‘Paradise Lost’ written in 1667 and will surely remain immortal in the annals of literature. Milton’s other famous work is the book ‘Areopagitica’ written in 1644 that deal with subjects like self-expression and freedom of speech. Needless to say, he was ahead of his time in this regard. His life and work also produced a veritable feast of quotes and here are some of the most famous ones that will certainly go down in history as some of his best.