What is the meaning of the quote, "no man is an island?"


The meaning of the quote 'no man is an island' is that man is a social being that cannot exist without his fellows. No one is self-sufficient and everyone relies on the other for successful survival. It is a quote from 'Devotions' by John Donne.
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Human beings do not thrive when isolated from others. Donne was a Christian but this concept is shared by other religions, principally Buddhism.
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