John Donne - Quotes

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No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. ---->>>

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. ---->>>

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

More than kisses, letters mingle souls. ---->>>

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification. ---->>>

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. ---->>>

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. ---->>>

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love. ---->>>

Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you. ---->>>

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry. ---->>>

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. ---->>>

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. ---->>>

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God. ---->>>

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. ---->>>

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner. ---->>>

The day breaks not, it is my heart. ---->>>

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run? ---->>>

Pleasure is none, if not diversified. ---->>>

Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp. ---->>>

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.

Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet. ---->>>

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. ---->>>

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it. ---->>>

But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space. ---->>>

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 1572
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Die: March 31, 1631
Occupation: Poet
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John Donne ( DUN; 22 January 1573 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons (wikipedia)