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John Donne Quotes

John Donne Quotes & Quotations
John Donne
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    Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    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. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    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. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    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. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run? John-DonneJohn Donne
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    But I do nothing upon myself, and yet am mine own executioner. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove, Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    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. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John-DonneJohn Donne
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    Pleasure is none, if not diversified. John-Donne/">John Donne
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    Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you. John-Donne/">John Donne
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    The day breaks not, it is my heart. John-Donne/">John Donne
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    When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. John-Donne/">John Donne
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    Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet. John-Donne/">John Donne