John Donne Quote
“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: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600
No. 9, The Autumnal, line 1. - Elegies
“But he who loveliness within
Hath found, all outward loathes,
For he who color loves, and skin,
Loves but their oldest clothes.”
The Undertaking, stanza 4.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Donne
Died: March 31, 1631 (aged 59)
Occupation: Poet, priest, lawyer
Bio: John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a clergyman in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”