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We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine. ...
by Eduardo Galeano

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
- Eduardo Galeano

The walls are the publishers of the poor.
- Eduardo Galeano

This work is a torture on the rump but a joy to the heart.
- Eduardo Galeano

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S.
by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population,
which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world.
It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen
outside the frontiers of the U.S.
- Eduardo Galeano

 

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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Men are mortal.
So are ideas.
An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would
be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
- Joseph Rotblat

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
- Mary Baker Eddy

If it wasn't for music, I would think that love is mortal.
- Mark Helprin

To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror,
to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
- Frank Herbert

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind.
It is fear made manifest on the body.
- Mary Baker Eddy

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
- Edward Young

To-morrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Aulus Persius Flaccus

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside

Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?
- Adam Weishaupt

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty,
and all forms of human life.
- John F. Kennedy

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which
alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
- George Santayana

Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out.
The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction.
Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
- Richard Adams

It was despairing to find out that I am mortal.
- Magnus Magnusson

Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do,
to save the people, and the failure was not my fault,
but the fault of others.
- Davy Crockett

A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy.
- Early Wynn

If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms,
yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong.
- Virgil

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
- Alexander Pope

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war,
will you not rejoice, O my father?
- Zebulon Pike

What name to call thee by, O virgin fair,
I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more
than mortal seems thy countenances.
- Petrarch

All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs
this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma,
nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
- Bodhidharma

Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man
who fares well and the one who fares badly;
and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
- Sophocles

A man has only one way of being immortal on earth:
he has to forget he is a mortal.
- Jean Giraudoux

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites.
Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily,
I should think.
All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
- C. S. Lewis

But blind to former as to future fate,
what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
- Aeschylus

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
- Pythagoras

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his
passions and his best interests.
- Sallust

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
- Pliny the Elder

No hero is mortal till he dies.
- W. H. Auden

The fear of death often proves mortal,
and sets people on methods to save their Lives,
which infallibly destroy them.
- Joseph Addison

Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment,
he must make a grab for immorality; if not,
he has not lived.
- Sylvester Stallone

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them,
are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
- John Osborne

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment,
one must make a grab for immortality;
if not,
one has not lived.
- Sylvester Stallone

An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick,
unless soul clap its hands and sing,
and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
- William Butler Yeats

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man,
just a mortal with potential of a superman.
I'm living on.
- David Bowie

Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world.
Mortal or immortal, few really ASK.
On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown
the answers they have already shaped in their own minds.
- Anne Rice

The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed
blind men feeling their way around a room,
each believing himself in mortal peril from the other,
whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
- Henry A. Kissinger

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince
himself that no mortal can keep a secret.
If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips;
betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
- Sigmund Freud

If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof,
there must be a determined subordination of the whole
nature to the one aim no trifling with time,
which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
- Beatrice Potter Webb

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid
in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my
republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity
of our system of government forbids it.
- Andrew Jackson

By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics
and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be
greater than mortal in some way,
and that's led them into creating illusions,
sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
- Sydney Pollack

Two urns on Jove's high throne have ever stood,
the source of evil one, and one of good;
from thence the cup of mortal man he fills,
blessings to these, to those distributes ills;
to most he mingles both.
- Homer

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition,
men have at all times, and in all countries,
called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -
wine,
beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
- Edmund Burke

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it;
and,
when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
- Mary Oliver

Such sins, even if they do not kill all grace in us,
do harm, nevertheless; and though they are only venial in themselves,
they make us apt, ready, and inclined to lose grace
and to fall into mortal sin.
- Johannes Tauler

So all of these things are going on that make you wake
up and realize you are a mortal person.
You can choose to cruise through your life,
but if you do, you're going to open your eyes at some point,
and it's gone.
- Kathy Mattea

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb


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