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John Donne Quotes | Quotes by John Donne

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Quote Left Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. Quote Right
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Quote Left For good and evil in our actions meet; wicked is not much worse than indiscreet Quote Right
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Quote Left The world's whole sap is sunk: / The general balm th' hydroptic earth hath drunk. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp Quote Right
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Quote Left Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks. Quote Right
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Quote Left Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run? Quote Right
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Quote Left Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. Quote Right
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Quote Left Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. 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 Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night Quote Right
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Quote Left Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies Quote Right
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Quote Left But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am mine own Executioner. Quote Right
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Quote Left Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whenever any affliction assails me, I have the keys of my prison in mine own hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgments upon them. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left If yet I have not all thy love, / Dear, I shall never have it all. Quote Right
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Quote Left No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. Quote Right
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Quote Left As soon as there was two there was pride Quote Right
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Quote Left Love all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room an everywhere. Quote Right
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Quote Left I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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 Quote Right
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Quote Left Come live with me, and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines and silver hooks Quote Right
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