John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 lies and love

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Whilst my physicians by their love are grown Cosmographers, and I their map, who lie Flat on this bed.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness, st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on absence, friendship, kiss, and soul

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Verse Letter to Sir Henry Wotton, written before April 1598

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A Quote by John Donne on age, authors, books, god, justice, language, libraries, lies, mankind, and war

All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God emploies several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation; and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again, for that library where every book shall lie open to one another.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Devotions, 1623

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A Quote by John Donne on death, legends, love, and peace

We can die by it, if not live by love, And if unfit for tombs and hearse Our legend be, it will be fit for verse; And if no peace of chronicle we prove, We'll build in sonnet pretty rooms; As well a well wrought urne becomes The greatest ashes, as half-acre tombs.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Canonization

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A Quote by John Donne on love

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Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Bait, st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne on angels and god

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God is so omnipresent. . . . God is an angel in an angel, and a stone in a stone, and a straw in a straw.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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A Quote by John Donne on angels, coaching, and god

I throw myself down in my chamber, and I call in, and invite God, and his Angels thither, and when they are there, I neglect God and his Angels, for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons,1640, no.80, preached at the funeral of Sir William Cokayne, Dec. 12,1626

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