The world is a great volume, and man the index of that book.
If man were anything, he’s nothing now.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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He that purchases a manor will think to have an exact survey of the land, but who thinks of taking so exact a survey of his conscience, how that money was got that purchased that manor? We call that a man’s means, which he hath; but that is truly his means, what way he came by it.
And if there be any addition to knowledge, it is rather a new knowledge than a greater knowledge; rather a singularity in a desire of proposing something that was not known at all before than an improving, an advancing, a multiplying of former inceptions; and by that means, no knowledge comes to be perfect.
|Death:||31st March, 1631|
|Profession:||Poet, Politician, Priest|
John Donne was born in London, England. He was an English poet, politician, lawyer and priest in the Church of England. He is known as the founder of the Metaphysical Poets, a term created by Samuel Johnson, an eighteenth-century English essayist, poet, and philosopher. He studied at Cambridge University. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. He served as a member of Parliament in 1601 and in 1614. In 1621, he was appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He wrote several poems include: No Man Is an Island, The Flea, Holy Sonnets, A Valediction, The Good-Morrow, Death Be Not Proud, The Canonization, The Sun Rising, The Dream, and Elegy XIX. In 1601, he secretly married Anne More, with whom he had twelve children.
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