John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 lovers and seasons

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us? Must go thy motions lovers' seasons run?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Sun Rising, st 1

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A Quote by John Donne on poetry

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I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Triple Fool, st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne

Who are a little wise, the best fools be.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Triple Fool, st. 2

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A Quote by John Donne on love

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And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Undertaking, st. 5

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A Quote by John Donne on god and marriage

What gnashing is not a comfort, what gnawing of the worm is not a tickling, what torment is not a marriage bed to this damnation, to be secluded eternally, eternally, eternally from the sight of God?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: LXXX Sermons, 1640, no. 76, preached to the Earl of Carlisle, c. autumn 1622

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A Quote by John Donne on birth and death

Doth not a man die even in his birth? The breaking of prison is death, and what is our birth, but a breaking of prison?

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619

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A Quote by John Donne on men, pleasure, rest, sleep, and soul

From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10, L 5

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A Quote by John Donne on death, past, and sleep

One short sleep past, we wake eternally, And Death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Holy Sonnets, No. 10, L 13

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A Quote by John Donne on death and god

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I shall not live 'till I see God; and when I have seen Him, I shall never die.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

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