John Donne

1572 - 1631

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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A Quote by John Donne on ambition, contentment, doctors, funerals, satisfaction, and sermons

When my mouth shall be filled with dust, and the worm shall feed, and feed sweetly upon me, when the ambitious man shall have no satisfaction if the poorest alive tread upon him, nor the poorest receive any contentment in being made equal to princes, for they shall be equal but in dust. *Called by His Majesty's household the Doctors Own Funeral Sermon

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: XXVI Sermons, 1661, Death's Duel, last sermon, February 15, 1631*

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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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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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