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    immortality Quotes

    We have children because we want immortality and this is the most reliable way of getting it.
    — Woodrow Wyatt
    They do not need our praise. They do not need that our admiration should sustain them. There is no immortality that is safer than theirs. We come not for their sakes but for our own, in order that we may drink at the same springs of inspiration from which they themselves drank.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    public work brings a vicarious but assured sense of immortality. We may be poor, weak, timid, in debt to our landlady, bullied by our nieces, stiff in the joints, shortsighted and distressed; we shall perish, but the cause endures; the cause is great.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: work  poor  immortality 
    He saw wan Woman toil with famished eyes; He saw her bound, and strove to sing her free. He saw her fall'n; and wrote "The Bridge of Sighs"; And on it crossed to immortality.
    — William Watson
    tags: women  immortality 
    The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe.
    — William Mountford
    Our days of praise shall ne'er be past While life, and thought, and being last, And immortality endures.
    — William Morley Punshon
    If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that life itself is absurd. It means that the life we have is without ultimate significance, value, or purpose.
    — William Lane Craig
    On what does the Christian argument for Immortality really rest? It stands upon the pedestal on which the theologian rests the whole of historical Christianity-the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    — William Henry Drummond
    If there was anything at all in the Book, anything of hope and peace for His blind and bewildered spawn which He had chosen above all others to offer immortality, THOU SHALT NOT KILL must be it.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: peace  immortality  book  hope 
    How prudently most men creep into nameless graves, while now and then one or two forget themselves into immortality.
    — Wendell Phillips
    tags: men  immortality 
    If you really want to find out something about immortality, you have to live in the mountain forests for 30 years. If you succeed in perfecting your eyes and ears there, if you harmonize the heart and the will so that your mind becomes clear and pure and free of all that is evil, you will be able to discuss the matter.
    — Wang Yangming
    tags: evil  heart  live  eyes  immortality  mind  year 
    Perhaps immortality is a gift of heaven rather than the result of some human effort.
    — Wang Yangming
    If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.
    — Walter Gropius
    tags: immortality 
    In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child, - to that vast immortality and wide sweep of infinite possibility which the child represents.
    — W. E. B. Du Bois
    There's no immortality of the soul that you can infer from the Bible.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
    tags: soul  immortality  bible 
    When you look at the basis for the immortality of the soul, you have these foundationless speculations and really, no intelligent reason for believing that there's life after death.
    — Vincent Bugliosi
    tags: death  soul  immortality 
    It is wise to seek immortality for time defeats all other ambitions.
    — Vernon Howard
    People think there's a choice between smoking and immortality, but we've all got to die of something.
    — Tom Stoppard
    An artist is the magician put among men to gratify - capriciously - their urge for immortality.
    — Tom Stoppard
    tags: men  immortality  artist 
    Creating everlasting works is possible only being ducked in Verity; and gaining verity is possible only from the god. The one who given the ability for creation to, it is given the ability for immortality to. This ability is the substance not only of the human beings, but it can be seen in animals; birds and insects.
    — Tivadar Kosztka Csontvary
    The general direction of evolution is to produce a serially imprinting, multibrained creature able to decipher its own program, create the technology to leave the planet and live in post-terrestrial mini-worlds, decode the aging sectors of the DNA code-thus assuring immortality, and act in harmony with stages of evolution to come.
    — Timothy Leary
    Resveratrol is fascinating stuff. One of the best sources of information about it is the Immortality Institute. They have a forum where some people are in the 500 Club, as they call it. They've been taking 500 milligrams for years. It's a really great source of data.
    — Tim Ferriss
    I'm really interested in the idea of long, long life and transformation and immortality.
    — Tilda Swinton
    Immortality is a belief grounded upon other men's sayings, that they knew it supernaturally; or that they knew those who knew them that knew others that knew it supernaturally.
    — Thomas Hobbes
    If God bestowed immortality on every man then when he made him, and he made many to whom he never purposed to give his saving grace, what did his Lordship think that God gave any man immortality with purpose only to make him capable of immortal torments? It is a hard saying, and I think cannot piously be believed. I am sure it can never be proved by the canonical Scripture.
    — Thomas Hobbes
    The hope of immortality makes heroes of cowards.
    — Thomas Guthrie
    tags: hero  immortality  hope 
    There is nothing strictly immortal, but immortality. Whatever hath no beginning may be confident of no end.
    — Thomas Browne
    If an opera cannot be played by an organ grinder, it's not going to achieve immortality.
    — Thomas Beecham
    I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul. No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life - our desire to go on living - our dread of coming to an end.
    — Thomas A. Edison
    A good book is the very essence of a good man. His virtues survive in it, while the foibles and faults of his actual life are forgotten. All the goodly company of the excellent and great sit around my table, or look down on me from yonder shelves, waiting patiently to answer my questions and enrich me with their wisdom. A precious book is a foretaste of immortality.
    — Theodore L. Cuyler
    Immorality, I know. Immortality, I cannot judge.
    — T. E. Lawrence
    tags: immortality 
    In our 'don't just sit there, do something' culture, when we get sick we are supposed to become characters in a heroic medical narrative that conceals the remorselessness of pathology, the intractable fact of human vulnerability, and the inevitable inadequacies of medicine. To many of the participants in the medical drama, aggressive treatment - even when it fails - represents a quasi-religious quest for immortality and meaning.
    — Suzanne Gordon
    I entered what I can only describe as an alternate universe, and experienced timelessness for myself, first-hand. There was no refuting the immortality of the soul for me ever again after that.
    — Susan Schneider
    There's one form of immortality I like to think about. It's that all those who from the very first have given anything to the world are living in the world to-day.
    — Susan Glaspell
    Someone has somewhere commented on the fact that millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
    — Susan Ertz
    tags: immortality  facts 
    Somewhere in the other side of nowhere is a place in space beyond time where the Gods of mythology dwell. ... These gods dwell in their mythocracies as opposed to your theocracies, democracies, and monocracies. They dwell in a magic world. These Gods can even offer you immortality.
    — Sun Ra
    Contrary to what many may think, immortality is not a fairy tale invented to compensate for an unhappy life.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: immortality 
    Guessing right for the wrong reason does not merit scientific immortality.
    — Stephen Jay Gould
    tags: right  wrong  immortality 
    I am not fooling myself with dreams of immortality, know how relative all literature is, don't have any faith in mankind, derive enjoyment from too few things. Sometimes these crises give birth to something worth while, sometimes they simply plunge one deeper into depression, but, of course, it is all part of the same thing.
    — Stefan Zweig
    The first condition of immortality is death.
    — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
    tags: death  immortality 
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