Is mortals' chiefest enemy. [ William Shakespeare, Macbeth ]
Lord, what fools these mortals be! [ William Shakespeare ]
Experience joined with commonsense.
To mortals is a providence. [ Green ]
Music waves eternal wands, -
Enchantress of the souls of mortals! [ E. C. Stedman ]
Mortals are equal; their mask differs. [ Voltaire ]
Wisdom in perfection is not for mortals. [ Proverb ]
The greatness that would make us grave,
Is but an empty thing.
What more than mirth would mortals have?
The cheerful man's a king. [ Bickerstaff ]
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest. [ Euripides ]
'T is not for mortals always to be blest. [ Armstrong ]
Dreadful looks a God, where mortals weep. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Among mortals second thoughts are the wisest. [ Euripides ]
Yes - the same sin that overthrew the angels,
And of all sins most easily besets
Mortals the nearest to the angelic nature:
The vile are only vain; the great are proud. [ Byron ]
Oh! thou gentle scene
Of Sweet repose; where by the oblivious draught
Of each sad toilsome day to peace restor'd.
Unhappy mortals lose their woes awhile. [ Thomson ]
Yes - it was love - if thoughts of tenderness.
Tried in temptation, strengthened by distress,
Unmoved by absence, firm in every clime,
And yet - oh more than all! - untired by time.
Which nor defeated hope, nor baffled wile,
Could render sullen were she near to smile,
Nor rage could fire, nor sickness fret to vent
On her one murmur of his discontent;
Which still would meet with joy, with calmness part.
Lest that his look of grief should reach her heart;
Which nought removed, nor menaced to remove -
If there be love in mortals— this was love! [ Byron ]
What is death, after all? We leave only mortals behind us. [ Ninon de Lenclos ]
To the persevering mortals, the blessed immortals are swift. [ Zoroaster ]
Accursed thirst for gold! what dost thou not compel mortals to do? [ Virgil ]
A paradisiacal temper is not to be expected from postdiluvian mortals. [ Proverb ]
A sip is the most that mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight. [ A. B. Alcott ]
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly. [ Horace ]
Much learning shows how little mortals know; much wealth, how little worldlings can enjoy. [ Young ]
Mortals, what errors are yours! You have but an instant to live, and that instant is a burden.
Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of: a blessing that money cannot buy. [ Izaak Walton ]
In the silent night, weary mortals lull to rest their cares, and their hearts become forgetful of toil. [ Virgil ]
Much wishes man for himself, and yet needs he but little; for the days are short, and limited is the fate of mortals. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
It is by no means a fact that death is the worst of all evils; when it comes it is an alleviation to mortals who are worn out with sufferings. [ Metastasio ]
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. [ Johnson ]
There are few mortals so insensible that their affections cannot be gained by mildness, their confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn or neglect. [ Zimmermann ]
Of all things known to mortals wine is the most powerful and effectual for exciting and inflaming the passions of mankind, being common fuel to them all. [ Lord Bacon ]
Eternity is the divine treasure-house and hope is the window, by means of which mortals are permitted to see, as through a glass darkly, the things which God is preparing. [ Mountford ]
Happy the man who, remote from busy life, is content, like the primitive race of mortals, to plough his paternal lands with his own oxen, freed from all borrowing and lending. [ Horace ]
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. It sets the slave at liberty, carries the banished man home, and places all mortals on the same level, insomuch that life itself were a punishment without it. [ Seneca ]
There are times in the history of men and nations, when they stand so near the vale that separates mortals from the immortals, time from eternity, and men from their God. that they can almost hear the beatings, and feel the pulsations of the heart of the Infinite. [ James A. Garfield ]
We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner time; keep back the tears, and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say,
Oh, nothing! Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts, not to hurt others. [ George Eliot ]
Was man made to disdain the gifts of nature? Was he placed on earth but to gather bitter fruits? For whom are the flowers the gods cause to bloom at the feet of mortals? It pleases Providence when we abandon ourselves to the different inclinations that He has given us: our duties come from His laws, and our desires from His inspirations.