John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on soul

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If they be two, they are two so As stiff twin compasses are two, Thy soul the fixt foot, makes no show To move, but doth, if the other do.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, st. 7

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A Quote by John Donne on lies, lovers, purity, and soul

That subtle knot which makes us man: So must pure lovers' souls descend T' affections, and to faculties, Which sense may reach and apprehend, Else a great Prince in prison lies.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Extasy, L 64

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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 death, friendship, and mankind

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; 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.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Meditation XVII

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A Quote by John Donne on beauty and grace

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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