John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 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 atheism, god, and power

God affords no man the comfort, the false comfort of Atheism: He will not allow a pretending Atheist the power to flatter himself, so far, as to seriously think there is no God.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619, No. XXII

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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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