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