Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
Quote by John Donne
Poetry is a counterfeit creation, and makes things that are not, as though they were
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it...
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out;...
My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore, but after one such love can...
I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth only in the bodies integrity; much...
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
I throw myself down in my chamber, and I call in, and invite God, and...
Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name.
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send...
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by...
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art...
Imagine God to be at play with us, but a gamester...
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the...
But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say,...