When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. John Donne, "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions"
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice. John Donne, "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions"
We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers' wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death. John Donne, "Eighty Sermons"