From the 1623 quotation below.
no man is an island
- All people are connected to and dependent on other people.
1623, John Donne, “Meditation XVII”, in Devotions upon Emergent Occasions:
- No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. […] any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, […]