John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 art, chance, charm, fate, men, slavery, sleep, and war

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell, And poppy, or charms, can make us sleep as well, And better than thy stroke. Why swell'st thou then?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10

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A Quote by John Donne

Yesternight the sun went hence, And yet is here today.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Song (Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go) st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on death, hope, love, and world

Sweetest love, I do not go, For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me; But since that I Must die at last, 'tis best, To use my self in jest Thus by feign'd deaths to die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Song (Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go) st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne

The flea, though he kill none, he does all the harm he can.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, 1624, no. 12

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A Quote by John Donne on christ and clarity

Show me, dear Christ, Thy spouse, so bright and clear.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, XVIII, 1

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A Quote by John Donne on body, chastity, honesty, integrity, justice, mind, modesty, purpose, reason, vices, virtue, and yielding

I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth onely in the bodies integrity; much less if it be with a purpose of perpetually keeping it: for then it is a most inhumane vice. - But I call that Virginity a virtue which is willing and desirous to yield it self upon honest and lawfull terms, when just reason requireth; and until then, is kept with a modest chastity of body and mind.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Paradoxes and Problems, X

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A Quote by John Donne on sleep

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But think that we Are but turned aside to sleep.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Song (Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go) st. 5

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A Quote by John Donne

As well a well-wrought urn becomes The greatest ashes, as half-acre tombs.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Canonization, st. 4

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