John Donne Quotes

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.

John Donne

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

John Donne

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

John Donne

Chastity is not chastity in an old man, but a disability to be unchaste.

John Donne

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

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.

John Donne

I have done one brave thing - Than all the Worthies did; And yet a braver thence doth spring - Which is to keep that hid

John Donne

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.

John Donne

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

John Donne

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.

John Donne

As soon as there was two there was pride

John Donne

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

John Donne

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven

John Donne

Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill

John Donne

All our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death

John Donne
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