John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on body, love, mystery, and soul

This Extasie doth unperplex (We said) and tell us what we love, Wee see by this, it was not sexe, Wee see, we saw not what did move: But as all severall soules contain Mixture of things, they know not what, Love, these mixt souls, doth mixe againe. Loves mysteries in soules doe grow, But yet the body is his booke.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Extasie, c. 1593-1601

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A Quote by John Donne on christ, death, jesus, and love

Love is strong as death; but nothing else is as strong as either; and both, love and death, met in Christ. How strong and powerful upon you, then, should that instruction be, that comes to you from both these, the love and death of Jesus Christ!

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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A Quote by John Donne on destruction, enemies, friendship, love, and vices

I do not love a man, except I hate his vices, because those vices are the enemies, and the destruction of that friend whom I love.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Donne's Prebend Sermons, p. 177

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A Quote by John Donne on love

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Who ever loves, if he do not propose The right true end of love, he's one that goes To sea for nothing but to make him sick.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Elegies, no. 18, Love's Progress

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A Quote by John Donne on love, seasons, and time

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

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Sun Rising, st 1

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A Quote by John Donne on absence, art, darkness, death, emptiness, and love

For I am every dead thing In whom love wrought new alchemy For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day, being the shortest day, st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on clothes, colors, and love

But he who loveliness within Hath found, all outward loathes, For he who color loves, and skin, Loves but their oldest clothes.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Undertaking, st. 4

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A Quote by John Donne on god and world

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It is too little to call man a little world; Except God, man is a diminutive to nothing.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Meditations, Mediation IV

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A Quote by John Donne

Our eye-beams twisted, and did thread Our eyes, upon one double string; So to entergraft our hands, as yet Was all the means to make us one, And pictures in our eyes to get Was all our propagation.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Extasy, L. 7

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A Quote by John Donne on home

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Send home my long strayed eyes to me, Which (Oh) too long have dwelt on thee.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Message, st. I

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