No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; 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.
~ MEDITATION XVII
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
No man is an islandPosted: March 25, 2015 by Murdock in Poems, Quotes
Tags: John donne, philosophy, Poem