John Donne Quotes

John Donne

English clergyman & poet (1572 - 1631)

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Love built on beauty, soon as beauty dies.

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No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as ifa promitory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; 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.

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Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

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Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night.

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O, if thou car'st not whom I love alas, thou lov'st not me.

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Men have conceived a twofold use of sleep; it is a refreshing of the body in this life, and a preparing of the soul for the next.

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Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow,
die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

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