The best Quotations


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

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
- John Donne

Full nakedness! all my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.
- John Donne

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
- John Donne

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

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
- John Donne

I throw myself down in my chamber, and i call in, and invite god, and his angels thither, and when they are there, i neglect god and his angels, for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door.
- John Donne

Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me, why plowing, building, ruling and the rest, or most of those arts, whence our lives are blest, by cursed cain's race invented be, and blest seth vexed us with astronomy.
- John Donne

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 Donne

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
- John Donne

Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; but being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: and ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'tis got by chance, 'tis kept by art.
- John Donne

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
- John Donne

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.
- John Donne

More than kisses letters mingle souls.
- John Donne

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
- John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself.
- John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
- John Donne

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
- John Donne

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity.
- John Donne

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. for, thus friends absent speak.
- John Donne

Take me to you, imprison me, for i, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
- John Donne

To be no part of any body, is to be nothing.
- John Donne

We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death.
- John Donne

When i died last, and, dear, i die as often as from thee i go though it be but an hour ago and lovers hours be full eternity.
- John Donne


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