A small wound may be mortal. [ Proverb ]
Autumnal agues are long or mortal. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Yet all I've learnt from hours rife
With painful brooding here,
Is, that amid this mortal strife.
The lapse of every year
But takes away a hope from life.
And adds to death a fear. [ Hoffman ]
Small wounds if many, may be mortal. [ Proverb ]
Security is mortal's chiefest enemy. [ William Shakespeare ]
The soul too soft its ills to bear.
Has left our mortal hemisphere.
And sought in better world the meed
To blameless life by heaven decreed. [ Scott ]
To a mortal man, no evil is immortal. [ Proverb ]
What skilful limner ever would choose
To paint the rainbow's varying hues.
Unless to mortal it were given
To dip his brush in dyes of heaven? [ Scott ]
Mortal beauty stings while it delights. [ Bovee ]
Ah, pensive scholar, what is fame?
A fitful tongue of leaping flame:
A giddy whirlwind's fickle gust,
That lifts a pinch of mortal dust;
A few swift years, and who can show,
Which dust was Bill, and which was Joe? [ O. W. Holmes ]
But blind to former as to future fate.
What mortal knows his preexistent state? [ Pope ]
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation; that away,
Men are but gilded loam or painted clay. [ Rich. II ]
O, he's a limb, that has but a disease;
Mortal, to cut it off; to cure it, easy. [ William Shakespeare ]
It rose, that chanted mournful strain,
Like some lone spirit's over the plain;
'Twas musical, but sadly sweet,
Such as when winds and harp-strings meet,
And take a long unmeasured tone,
To mortal minstrelsy unknown. [ Byron ]
To purchase Heaven has gold the power?
Can gold remove the mortal hour?
In life can love be bought with gold?
Are friendship's pleasures to be sold?
No - all that's worth a wish - a thought.
Fair virtue gives unbribed, unbought.
Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind,
Let nobler views engage thy mind. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Jove lifts the golden balances that show
The fates of mortal men, and things below. [ Homer ]
Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe. [ William Shakespeare ]
Mortal man must not keep up immortal anger. [ Proverb ]
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. [ Milton ]
Far beneath a soul immortal is a mortal joy. [ Young ]
Nations, as well as individuals, are mortal. [ Oliver B. Seward ]
Proneness to sin cleaves fast to mortal men. [ Theognis ]
But shapes that come not at an earthly call,
Will not depart when mortal voices bid. [ Wordsworth ]
Life is probation: mortal man was made
To solve the solemn problem - right or wrong. [ John Quincy Adams ]
What art thou, thou idol ceremony?
What kind of god art thou, that suffer'st more
Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers? [ William Shakespeare ]
Shall he who soars, inspired by loftier views.
Life's little cares and little pains refuse?
Shall he not rather feel a double share
Of mortal woe, when doubly armed to bear? [ Crabbe ]
There is no Death! what seems so is transition:
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian
Whose portal we call Death. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
What avails it that indulgent Heaven
From mortal eyes has wrapt the woes to come,
If we, ingenious to torment ourselves.
Grow pale at hideous fictions of our own?
Enjoy the present; nor with needless cares
Of what may spring from blind misfortune's womb,
Appal the surest hour that life bestows.
Serene, and master of yourself, prepare
For what may come; and leave the rest to Heaven. [ Armstrong ]
Too curious man! why dost thou seek to know
Events, which, good or ill, foreknown, are woe!
The all-seeing power, that made thee mortal, gave
Thee every thing a mortal state should have. [ Dryden ]
Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. [ Wm. Knox ]
No scene of mortal life but teems with mortal woe. [ Sir Walter Scott ]
The gods are immortal men, and men are mortal gods. [ Heraclitus ]
Locked up from mortal eye in shady leaves of destiny. [ Crashaw ]
Immortality alone could teach this mortal how to die. [ D. M. Mulock ]
There is no mortal whom pain and disease do not reach. [ Cicero ]
Friendships ought to be immortal, but enmities mortal. [ Livy ]
Trifles make up the happiness or misery of mortal life. [ Alex. Smith ]
Every mortal is relieved by speaking of his misfortunes. [ A. Chenier ]
He raised a mortal to the skies; She drew an angel down. [ Dryden ]
Our birth made us mortal, our death will make us immortal. [ Proverb ]
Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of mortal life. [ Alexander Smith ]
A man is known to be mortal by two things : sleep and lust. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Tears are due to misfortune, and mortal woes touch the heart. [ Virgil ]
Her walk was like no mortal thing, but shaped after an angel's. [ Petrarch ]
Happiness is like the statue of Isis, whose veil no mortal ever raised. [ Landor ]
Authors now find, as once Achilles found, the whole is mortal if a part's unsound. [ Young ]
There is no mortal truly wise and restless at once; wisdom is the repose of minds. [ Lavater ]
However wretched a fellow-mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species. [ Seneca ]
That forbidden tree, whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all our woe. [ Milton ]
To make love when one is young and fair is a venial sin: it is a mortal sin when one is old and ugly. [ De Bernis ]
Trifling precautions will often prevent great mischiefs; as a slight turn of the wrist parries a mortal thrust. [ R. Sharp ]
Circles and right lines limit and close all bodies, and the mortal rightlined circle must conclude and shut up all. [ Sir Thomas Browne ]
Whatever the world may say, there are some mortal sorrows; and our lives ebb away less through our blood than through our tears. [ P. Juillerat ]
O gentle sleep! my welcome breath shall hail thee midst our mortal strife, who art the very thief of life, the very portraiture of death. [ Alonzo de Ledesma ]
Think how completely all the griefs of this mortal life will be compensated by one age, for instance, of the felicities beyond the grave. [ John Foster ]
Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is, of a state of progress and change. [ John Ruskin ]
Be still, then, thou uneasy mortal; know that God is unerringly wise; and be assured that, amidst the greatest multiplicity of beings, He does not overlook thee. [ James Hervey ]
Exalt your passion by directing and settling it upon an object the due contemplation of whose loveliness may cure perfectly all hurts received from mortal beauty. [ Boyle ]
Man, it is not thy works, which are mortal, infinitely little, and the greatest no greater than the least, but only the spirit thou workest in, that can have worth or continuance. [ Carlyle ]
This century boasts of progress! Have they invented a new mortal sin? Unfortunately there are but seven, as before - the number of the daily falls of a saint, which is very little. [ T. Gautier ]
As great enmities spring from great friendships, and mortal distempers from vigorous health, so do the most surprising and the wildest frenzies from the high and lively agitations of our souls. [ Montaigne ]
She was in the lovely bloom and spring-time of womanhood; at the age when, if ever angels be for God's good purpose enthroned in mortal form, they may be, without impiety, supposed to abide in such as hers. [ Dickens ]
When Anaxagoras was told of the death of his son, he only said,
I knew he was mortal. So we in all casualties of life should say
I knew my riches were uncertain, that my friend was but a man. Such considerations would soon pacify us, because all our troubles proceed from their being unexpected. [ Plutarch ]
In the hour of distress and misery, the eye of every mortal turns to friendship; in the hour of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? My friend. [ W. S. Landor ]
The powers of music are felt or known by all men, and are allowed to work strangely upon the mind and the body, the passions and the blood; to raise joy and grief; to give pleasure and pain; to cure diseases, and the mortal sting of the tarantula; to give motions to the feet as well as the heart; to compose disturbed thoughts; to assist and heighten devotion itself. [ Sir W. Temple ]
Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation. [ Goldsmith ]