John Donne Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Donne quotes, John Donne sayings, and John Donne proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Who are a little wise, the best fools be. John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne
No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face. John Donne
No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face.... John Donne
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne
To be no part of any body, is to be nothing. John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. John Donne
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time. John Donne
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. John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne
Tears are the summer shower to the soul. John Donne
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. John Donne
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. John Donne
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself. John Donne
Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period; and eternity had been the same as it is, though time had never been. John Donne
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
Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification. John Donne
Death is an ascension to a better library. John Donne
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. John Donne
Who vagrant transitory comets sees, Wonders because they’re rare; but a new star Whose motion with the firmament agrees, Is miracle; for there no new things are. John Donne
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. John Donne
Come live with me and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, of golden sands, and crystal beaches, with silken lines and silver hooks... John Donne
Storms chafe, and soon wear out themselves, or us; / In calms, Heaven laughs to see us languish thus. John Donne
Death be not proud thou some have called thee. Mighty and dreadful for thou art not so. John Donne
Marriage rings are not of this stuff. John Donne
We easily know / By this these angels from an evil sprite, / They set our hairs, but these our flesh upright. John Donne
Busy old fool, unruly sun, / Why dost thou thus, / Through windows, and through curtains call on us? John Donne