"As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."John Donne on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."John Donne on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."John Donne on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."John Donne on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."John Donne on Khalil Gibran
"God employs several translators some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."
"Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me."
"Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp."
"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."