Quotation Explorer - 'Mortals'

Who knoweth if to die be but to live, and that called life by mortals be but death? - Euripides
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldings enjoy. - Edward Young
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. - Homer
Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past. - Anne Rice
Love is a spell created by mortals - Kami Garcia
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy. - Izaak Walton
Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.
The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals. - Samuel Davies
Always - the shortest, un-keepable promise of mortals. - Ng Ka Wai
fear in sooth holds so in check all mortals, because they see many operations go on in earth and heaven, the causes of which they can in no way understand, believing them therefore to be done by power divine. - Titus Lucretius Carus
Sometimes mortals can be more horrible than monsters. - Rick Riordan
Fear has been the original parent of superstition, every new calamity urges trembling mortals to deprecate the wrath of invisible enemies - Edward Gibbon
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life . . . the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. - Samuel Johnson
Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality.Excerpt from novel You Can't Escape Love by - Grace Willows
Do not bank on mere mortals. Trust the One who will never fail you - Radhe Maa
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings. - Ludwig van Beethoven
Baseball is Heaven's gift to mortals. - George F. Will
God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he'd be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals - Mario Puzo
Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God's generosity to mortals having rational souls in order to lead them to higher things. - St. Augustine
Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality. - Grace Willows
Look now how mortals are blaming the gods, for they say that evils come from us, but in fact they themselves have woes beyond their share because of their own follies. - Homer
I know indeed what evil I intend to do,but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils. - Euripides
The light is amber, the air still; the daylilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them. - Elizabeth Berg
The Yogic scriptures say that God responds to the sacred prayers and efforts of human beings in any way whatsoever that mortals choose to worship - just so long as those prayers are sincere. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Lord, what fools these mortals be! - William Shakespeare
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. - Thomas Mann
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! - Leonardo Da Vinci
This, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing. - Paul Laurence Dunbar
How shall polluted mortals dare To sing Thy glory or Thy grace Beneath Thy feet we lie afar And see but shadows of Thy face. - Isaac Watts
We must remember that the mortals prefer plant-life for food, for next time.The other statue nodded in agreement and replied. Yes. Every day we learn new things Donkor. These mortals have some funny ways don’t they? - Quest Two: The Cursed Nile - S.W. Lothian
Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish. - Homer
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. - Horace
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