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no man is an island(, entire of itself)
A person requires the company and support of others and society as a whole in order to thrive. The line is from John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, published in 1624. Look, I know you're very proud man, but you need to let other people help you if you're in trouble. No man is an island, Dan. It's when our communities rally around us in times of tragedy that we truly appreciate that no man is an island, entire of itself.
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no man is an island
Human beings necessarily depend on one another, as in You can't manage this all by yourself; no man is an island. This expression is a quotation from John Donne's Devotions (1624): "No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main."
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