"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a part of a 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 if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were . . ."
- "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
"When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language."
- "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions," Meditation 17, 1624.
"Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign. "