Thursday, May 05, 2011

No Man Is An Island

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.  
 
-- John Donne, MEDITATION XVII



"Tug on anything and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe." -- John Muir

2 comments:

Carren said...

I love that quote from John Donne. And it's true. It's difficult sometimes to remember how connected we all are, but we are. :)

legend in his own lunchtime said...

No man is an Island, except for Fred Madagascar.