Quotes by John Donne

"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail."
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"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."
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"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

[The Autumnal]"
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"I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so."
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"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."
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Books by John Donne

  • Selected Poems
  • 2,190 ratings
  • December 23rd 1993 by Dover Publications

    (first published 1952)

  • The Love Poems
  • 424 ratings
  • October 15th 1982 by St. Martin's Press

    (first published 1958)

  • The Flea
  • 236 ratings
  • July 1977 by Circle Press
  • Selected Poetry
  • 186 ratings
  • February 4th 1986 by Penguin Books

    (first published February 4th 1950)

John Donne
  • John Donne

  • Date of birth: January 02, 1572
  • Died: March 31, 1631
  • Born: in London, England.

  • Description: John Donne was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of his contemporaries.

    Despite his great education and poetic talents, he lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends. In 1615 he became an Anglican priest and, in 1621, was appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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