John Donne Quotes

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More than kisses, letters mingle souls. -John Donne
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Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. -John Donne
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God employs several translators some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. -John Donne
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Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp. -John Donne
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Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. -John Donne
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No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. -John Donne
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Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right. -John Donne
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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
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Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name. -John Donne
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Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night. -John Donne
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My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore, but after one such love can love no more. -John Donne
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Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time -John Donne
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Whatever dies, was not mix'd equally ;If our two loves be one, or thou and I Love so alike that none can slacken, none can die. -John Donne
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Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill -John Donne
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As peace is of all goodness, so war is an emblem, a hieroglyphic, of all misery -John Donne
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Pleasure is none, if not diversified. -John Donne
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Poetry is a counterfeit creation, and makes things that are not, as though they were -John Donne
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Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. -John Donne
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I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner. -John Donne
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Be your own palace, or the world is your jail. -John Donne
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Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. -John Donne
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We asked none leave to love; nor will we owe Any, so cheap a death, as saying, Go. -John Donne
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One short sleep past, we wake eternally, / And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. -John Donne
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Ll our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death. -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
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God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man's grave is his Sabbath -John Donne
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Imagine God to be at play with us, but a gamester... -John Donne
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As soon as there was two there was pride -John Donne
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Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys. -John Donne
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I sing the progress of a deathless soul. -John Donne
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Verse hath a middle nature: heaven keeps souls, The grave keeps bodies, verse the fame enrols. -John Donne
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Let man's soul be a sphere, and then, in this, The intelligence that moves, devotion is. -John Donne
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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. -John Donne
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All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain. -John Donne
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Great sorrows cannot speak. -John Donne
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That which attempts to elevate the ugly to the level of beauty becomes neither; but an obscenity. -John Donne
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Love is a growing, or full constant light; And his first minute, after noon, is night. -John Donne
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All our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death. -John Donne
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Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our calling that we may sleep in thy peace and wake in thy glory. -John Donne
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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
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In heaven it is always autumn. -John Donne
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The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I Abjure my so much loved variety. -John Donne
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