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Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
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.
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
8th century BC
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
Greek tragedian and poet
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
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.
But when mischief mortals bend their will,
How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
Source: Rape of the Lock (1712) Canto III, 125
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.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Hope lies to mortals
And most believe her,
But man's deceiver
Was never mine.
Source: More Poems (1936) No. 6, st. 1
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama
ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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.
Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.
Lord, what fools these mortals be.
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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