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John Donne Quotes
Brief author info: John Donne (1572-1631) English metaphysical poet and divine.
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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.
How great love is, presence best trial makes, But absence tries how long this love will be.
Between these two, the denying of sins, which we have done, and the bragging of sins, which we have not done, what a space, what a compass is there, for millions of millions of sins!
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
Chastity is not chastity in an old man, but a disability to be unchaste.
Christ beats his drum, but he does not press men; Christ is served with voluntaries.
Who are a little wise, the best fools be.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
How many times go we to comedies, to masques, to places of great and noble resort, nay even to church only to see the company?
Nothing but man of all invenomed things Doth work upon itself, with inborne stings.
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