John Donne Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



John Donne Quotes and Sayings

John Donne Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
John Donne (random)
Books & Videos:
John Donne Books & Videos
Type:
Poet
Nationality:
British
Birth Date / Year:
1572
Death Date / Year:
March 31, 1631
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  • 1
    Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    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 Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    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 Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    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 Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    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 Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    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 Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    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. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    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. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 16
    Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 17
    I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 20
    Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 21
    More than kisses, letters mingle souls. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 22
    Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 23
    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 24
    No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 25
    Pleasure is none, if not diversified. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 26
    Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 27
    Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 28
    The day breaks not, it is my heart. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 29
    When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. John Donne | Refcard PDF
  • 30
    Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet. John Donne | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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