John Donne

1572 - 1631

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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A Quote by John Donne on charity, church, curiosity, fatherhood, god, jesus, mercy, salvation, sons, and present

To me, to whom God hath revealed his Son, in a Gospel, by a Church, there can be no way of salvation, but by applying that Son of God, by that Gospel, in that Church. Nor is there any other foundation for any, nor other name by which any can be saved, but the name of Jesus. But how this foundation is presented, and how this name of Jesus is notified unto them, amongst whom there is no Gospel preached, no Church established, I am not curious in inquiring. I know that God can be as merciful as those tender Fathers present him to be; and I would be as charitable as they are. And therefore, humbly embracing that manifestation of his Son, which he hath afforded me, I leave God, to his unsearchable ways of working upon others, without further inquisition.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons

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A Quote by John Donne on day, god, and seasons

Now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows, as the sheaves in harvest, to fill all penuries, all occasions invite his mercies, and all times are his seasons.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons, 1640, no. 3, preached on Christmas Day, 1625

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A Quote by John Donne on christ, men, and possessions

Great sins are great possessions; but levities and vanities possess us too; and men had rather part with Christ than with any possession.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619, No. XVII, folio of 1640

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A Quote by John Donne on heaven, love, and variety

The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I Abjure my so much loved variety.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Elegies, no. 17, Variety, L I

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A Quote by John Donne on god and love

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For God sake hold your tongue, and let me love.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Canonization, st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne on angels and love

Twice or thrice I loved thee Before I knew thy face or name So in a voice, so in shapeless flame, Angels affect us oft , and worshipped be.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Air and Angels

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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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A Quote by John Donne on kiss and soul

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So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss, Which sucks two souls, and vapors both away.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Expiration, st. 1

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