John Donne

1572 - 1631

A Quote by John Donne on god and love

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I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Love's Deity

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A Quote by John Donne on love and nature

Nature's lay idiot, I taught thee to love.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Elegies, no. 2, 7, Nature's Lay Idiot

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A Quote by John Donne on rest

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My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears, And true plain hearts do in the faces rest, Where can we find two better hemispheres Without sharp North, without declining West?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Good Morrow, st. 3

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A Quote by John Donne on death, love, sexes, and wit

The Phoenix riddle hath more wit By us, we two being one, are it. So to one neutral thing both sexes fit, We die and rise the same, and prove Mysterious by this love.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Canonization, st. 3

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A Quote by John Donne on death, friendship, and mankind

No man is an Island, entire of it self; 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: Devotions, XVII

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A Quote by John Donne

I have done one braver thing Than all the Worthies did; And yet a braver thence doth spring, Which is, to keep that hid.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Undertaking, st. I

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A Quote by John Donne on control, fear, good, love, soul, and world

And now good morrow to our waking souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room, an everywhere. Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone, Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown, Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Good Morrow, st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on death

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When I died last, and dear, I die As often as from thee I go.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Legacy, st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne on diligence, disease, and observation

I observe the physician with the same diligence as he the disease.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, 1624, no. 6

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A Quote by John Donne

Ah cannot we As well as cocks and lions jocund be, After such pleasures?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Farewell to Love, st. 3

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