John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on present and world

What if this present were the world's last night?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 13, L 1

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A Quote by John Donne on day

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'Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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

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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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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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A Quote by John Donne on gold and soul

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Our two souls therefore which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, st. 6

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A Quote by John Donne on soul

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Poor intricated soul! Riddling, perplexed, labyrinthical soul!

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermon XLVIII

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A Quote by John Donne on divinity, faith, and reason

Reason is our Soules left hand, Faith her right, By these wee reach divinity. . . .

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: "To the Countess of Bedford,” c. 1607-8

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A Quote by John Donne on hell and solitude

Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Meditations, Meditation V

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