John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 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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A Quote by John Donne on country, love, and wonder

I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I Did, till we loved? were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Good Morrow, st. I

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A Quote by John Donne on control, heaven, mystery, questions, and soul

Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not touch, For 'tis my outward soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven being gone, Will leave this to control, And keep these limbs, her provinces, from dissolution.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Funeral, st. 1

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