John Donne Quotes

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John Donne quotes: Who are a little wise the best fools be. Who are a little wise the best fools be.
John Donne quotes: Friends are ourselves. Friends are ourselves.
John Donne quotes: But come bad chanceAnd wee joyne to it our strengthAnd wee teach it art and lengthIt selfe o'er us to advance. But come bad chance
And wee joyne to it our strength
And wee teach it art and length
It selfe o'er us to advance.
John Donne quotes: Oft from new truths, and new phrase, new doubts grow, As strange attire aliens the men we know. Oft from new truths, and new phrase, new doubts grow, As strange attire aliens the men we know.
John Donne quotes: But, O alas! so long, so far,Our bodies why do we forbear? But, O alas! so long, so far,
Our bodies why do we forbear?
John Donne quotes: The Psalms foretell what I, what any shall do and suffer and say. The Psalms foretell what I, what any shall do and suffer and say.
John Donne quotes: Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself. Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself.
John Donne quotes: Old grandsires talk of yesterday with sorrow, And for our children we reserve tomorrow. Old grandsires talk of yesterday with sorrow, And for our children we reserve tomorrow.
John Donne quotes: As soon as there was two there was pride. As soon as there was two there was pride.
John Donne quotes: Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, The intelligence that moves, devotion is. Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, The intelligence that moves, devotion is.
John Donne quotes: Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet. Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
John Donne quotes: If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes. So, God is always the loser. If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes. So, God is always the loser.
John Donne quotes: Good is not good, unless A thousand it possess, But doth waste with greediness. Good is not good, unless A thousand it possess, But doth waste with greediness.
John Donne quotes: In the first minute that my soul is infused, the Image of God is imprinted in my soul; so forward is God in my behalf, and so early does he In the first minute that my soul is infused, the Image of God is imprinted in my soul; so forward is God in my behalf, and so early does he visit me.
John Donne quotes: It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,And in this flea our two bloods mingled be; It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be;
John Donne quotes: As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery. As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery.
John Donne quotes: I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry. I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
John Donne quotes: Man hath weaved out a net, and this net throwne upon the Heavens, and now they are his own. Man hath weaved out a net, and this net throwne upon the Heavens, and now they are his own.
John Donne quotes: God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
John Donne quotes: So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us often. So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us often.
John Donne quotes: Can there be worse sickness, than to know that we are never well, nor can be so? Can there be worse sickness, than to know that we are never well, nor can be so?
John Donne quotes: Nothing but man of all envenomed things, doth work upon itself, with inborn stings. Nothing but man of all envenomed things, doth work upon itself, with inborn stings.
John Donne quotes: And swear No where Lives a woman true, and fair. And swear No where Lives a woman true, and fair.
John Donne quotes: I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born. I long to talk with some old lover's ghost, Who died before the god of love was born.
John Donne quotes: Send home my long strayed eyes to me, Which (Oh) too long have dwelt on thee. Send home my long strayed eyes to me, Which (Oh) too long have dwelt on thee.
John Donne quotes: All measure, and all language, I should pass,Should I tell what a miracle she was. All measure, and all language, I should pass,
Should I tell what a miracle she was.
John Donne quotes: Great sorrows cannot speak. Great sorrows cannot speak.
John Donne quotes: So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss, Which sucks two souls, and vapors both away. So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss, Which sucks two souls, and vapors both away.
John Donne quotes: No man is an island, entire of itself. No man is an island, entire of itself.
John Donne quotes: Grief brought to numbers cannot be so fierce,For, he tames it, that fetters it in verse. Grief brought to numbers cannot be so fierce,
For, he tames it, that fetters it in verse.
John Donne quotes: Kind pity chokes my spleen. Kind pity chokes my spleen.
John Donne quotes: Methinks I lied all winter, when I sworeMy love was infinite, if spring makes it more. Methinks I lied all winter, when I swore
My love was infinite, if spring makes it more.
John Donne quotes: I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
John Donne quotes: The day breaks not, it is my heart. The day breaks not, it is my heart.
John Donne quotes: Yesternight the sun went hence, And yet is here today. Yesternight the sun went hence, And yet is here today.
John Donne quotes: I fix mine eye on thine, and therePity my picture burning in thine eye ... I fix mine eye on thine, and there
Pity my picture burning in thine eye ...
John Donne quotes: Festive alcohol sometimes leads to an excess of honesty. Festive alcohol sometimes leads to an excess of honesty.
John Donne quotes: Thy firmness makes my circle just,and makes me end where I begun. Thy firmness makes my circle just,
and makes me end where I begun.
John Donne quotes: Whoever loves, if he do not proposeThe right true end of love, he's one that goesTo sea for nothing but to make him sick. Whoever loves, if he do not propose
The right true end of love, he's one that goes
To sea for nothing but to make him sick.
John Donne quotes: Oh do not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone. Oh do not die, for I shall hate All women so, when thou art gone.
John Donne quotes: My world's both parts, and 'o! Both parts must die. My world's both parts, and 'o! Both parts must die.
John Donne quotes: To roam Giddily, and be everywhere but at home, Such freedom doth a banishment become. To roam Giddily, and be everywhere but at home, Such freedom doth a banishment become.
John Donne quotes: A mathematical point is the most indivisble and unique thing which art can present. A mathematical point is the most indivisble and unique thing which art can present.
John Donne quotes: And what is so intricate, so entangling as death? Who ever got out of a winding sheet? And what is so intricate, so entangling as death? Who ever got out of a winding sheet?
John Donne quotes: Hee that hath all can have no more Hee that hath all can have no more
John Donne quotes: Enjoyment always has a spoiling, otherwise it cannot be so. Enjoyment always has a spoiling, otherwise it cannot be so.
John Donne quotes: Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period. Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period.
John Donne quotes: Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill
John Donne quotes: That our affections kill us not, nor dye. That our affections kill us not, nor dye.
John Donne quotes: Satan hates me, yet is loth to lose me. Satan hates me, yet is loth to lose me.
John Donne quotes: Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it. Dull sublunary lovers' love (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it.
John Donne quotes: Whatever dies was not mixed equally, If our two loves be one Or thou and I love so alike That none can slacken, none can die. Whatever dies was not mixed equally, If our two loves be one Or thou and I love so alike That none can slacken, none can die.
John Donne quotes: That soul that can reflect upon itself, consider itself, is more than so. That soul that can reflect upon itself, consider itself, is more than so.
John Donne quotes: Send me nor this, nor that, to increase my store,But swear thou think'st I love thee, and no more. Send me nor this, nor that, to increase my store,
But swear thou think'st I love thee, and no more.
John Donne quotes: All other things to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay ... All other things to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay ...
John Donne quotes: A man that is not afraid of a Lion is afraid of a Cat . A man that is not afraid of a Lion is afraid of a Cat .
John Donne quotes: Of all the commentaries on the Scriptures, good examples are the best. Of all the commentaries on the Scriptures, good examples are the best.
John Donne quotes: Filled with her love, may I be rather grownMad with much heart, then idiot with none. Filled with her love, may I be rather grown
Mad with much heart, then idiot with none.
John Donne quotes: The world is a great volume, and man the index of that book; even in the body of man, you may turn to the whole world. The world is a great volume, and man the index of that book; even in the body of man, you may turn to the whole world.
John Donne quotes: If every gnat that flies were an archangel, all that could but tell me that there is a God; and the poorest worm that creeps tells me that. If every gnat that flies were an archangel, all that could but tell me that there is a God; and the poorest worm that creeps tells me that.
John Donne quotes: Sir, more than kisses,letters mingle souls;For, thus friends absent speak. Sir, more than kisses,
letters mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak.
John Donne quotes: Changed loves are but changed sorts of meat,And when he hath the kernel eat,Who doth not fling away the shell? Changed loves are but changed sorts of meat,
And when he hath the kernel eat,
Who doth not fling away the shell?
John Donne quotes: Who knows his virtues name or place, hath none. Who knows his virtues name or place, hath none.
John Donne quotes: Our two souls therefore which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat. Our two souls therefore which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat.
John Donne quotes: I joy, that in these straits I see my west; I joy, that in these straits I see my west;
John Donne quotes: Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys. Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.
John Donne quotes: If ever any beauty I did see,Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee. If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee.
John Donne quotes: In Heaven, it is always Autumn". In Heaven, it is always Autumn".
John Donne quotes: And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She. And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She.
John Donne quotes: And who understands? Not me, because if I did I would forgive it all. And who understands? Not me, because if I did I would forgive it all.
John Donne quotes: If that be simply perfectestWhich can by no way be expresstBut negatives, my love is so.To All, which all love, I say no.Negative Love If that be simply perfectest
Which can by no way be expresst
But negatives, my love is so.
To All, which all love, I say no.
Negative Love