John Donne

1572 - 1631

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 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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A Quote by John Donne on art, death, and women

Oh do not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Fever, st. 1

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A Quote by John Donne on confession, direction, doubt, earth, fatherhood, justice, losing, men, philosophy, sons, wit, and world

And new philosophy calls all in doubt, The element of fire is quite put out; The sun is lost, and the earth, and no man's wit Can well direct him where to look for it. And freely men confess that this world's spent, When in the planets, and the firmament They seek so many new; then see that this Is crumbled out again to his atomies. 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone; All just supply, and all relation: Prince, subject, Father, Son, are things forgot.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: An Anatomy of the World. The First Anniversary [first published 1611,]

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A Quote by John Donne on day, destruction, elderly, glory, and love

All Kings, and all their favorites, All glory of honors, beauties, wits, The sun itself, which makes times, as they pass, Is elder by a year, now, than it was When thou and I first one another saw: All other things, to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay; This, no tomorrow hash, nor yesterday, Running, it never runs from us away, But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: The Anniversary, st. I

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A Quote by John Donne

The Alphabet Of flowers.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Elegies, no. 2, 7, Nature's Lay Idiot,1.9

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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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