No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each 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 if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
From: Devotions upon Emergent Occasions -
Devotion XVII - Meditation XVII
The exact original words were:
No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of
the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by
the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were,
as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any
mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And
therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls