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John Donne Poems, Quotes, Biography & More

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John Donne poems, quotes, biography, articles, essays and more. The best John Donne resource with comprehensive poet information, a list of poems, short poems, quotations, best poems, poet's works and more.

John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet, satirist, lawyer and preacher/cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the founding figure of the so-called metaphysical poetry movement.

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Quote Left To be no part of any body, is to be nothing. Quote Right
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Quote Left Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left Be your own palace, or the world is your jail. Quote Right
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