no man is an island

Definition

No man is an island is an idiom that is often used to express the idea that no one is self-sufficient and that we all rely on and need the help and support of others.

Examples

No one can make it through life completely alone – no man is an island.

You don’t have to do everything yourself – remember, no man is an island.

No man is an island – it’s important to ask for help when you need it.

No one can succeed without help from others – no man is an island.

Reach out to your friends and family when you need help – no man is an island.

Origin

This idiom originated from a line in a poem by John Donne, in which he wrote ‘No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.’

FAQs

Q: What does ‘no man is an island’ mean? A: It means that no one is completely self-sufficient and that we all rely on and need help from others.