Quotes: mortals

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it doth infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
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    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
  • Hesiod
    Hesiod
    Greek poet 8th century BC
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    Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    But when mischief mortals bend their will,
    How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
    Source: Rape of the Lock (1712) Canto III, 125
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    Hope lies to mortals
    And most believe her,
    But man's deceiver
    Was never mine.
    Source: More Poems (1936) No. 6, st. 1
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    Greek philosopher 540 BC - 480 BC
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    Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Lord, what fools these mortals be.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
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