John Donne

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John Donne

John Donne

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At most, the greatest persons are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightful conversation, but as morals for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As he that fears God hears nothing else, so, he that sees God sees every thing else.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is not only a contributory creature, but a total creature; he does not only make one, but he is all; he is not a piece of the world, but the world itself; and next to the glory of God, the reason why there is a world.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
More than kisses letters mingle souls.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever any affliction assails me, I have the keys of my prison in mine own hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgments upon them.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.More John Donne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:50]
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:14]
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:18]
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:26]
But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:42]
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.More John Donne [09/22/2011 11:09:48]

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