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John Donne
1572 - March 31, 1631
Nationality: British
Category: Poet
Subcategory: British Poet

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.


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


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.


For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.


I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.


Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.


Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.


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


Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.


The day breaks not, it is my heart.


Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.


No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.


Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.


Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.


More than kisses, letters mingle souls.


But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.


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.


No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.


Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.


Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.


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