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Songs and Sonnets

By John Donne

Quotes from Songs and Sonnets

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated.”

Chapters: 24. Unnecessary Baggage

Themes: Death and Dying

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“And who understands? Not me, because if I did I would forgive it all.”

Chapters: 54. Planting Well

Themes: Mistakes

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“But come bad chance, And we join to'it our strength, And we teach it art and length.”

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

Themes: Art

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“He that desires to print a book, should much more desire, to be a book.”

Chapters: 48. Unlearning

Themes: Books

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“Love, built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.”

Chapters: 12. This Over That

Themes: Beauty Love

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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.”

Chapters: 67. Three Treasures

Themes: Oneness

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“O how feeble is man's power, That if good fortune fall, Cannot add another hour, Nor a lost hour recall!”

Chapters: 21. Following Empty Heart

Themes: Power

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