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Mortality Quotes

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If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

I am now faced with mortality.
Definitely not the most generous move.
- Lance Loud

I believe that every human soul is teaching something
to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.
- M. Russell Ballard

I have been unexpectedly confronted with my own mortality
as I was told that I had cancer.
- Jodi Rell

 

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and
were fighting it and beat it,
but their mortality started to get to me.
Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.
- Darren Aronofsky

The U.S.
routinely ranks lower than other countries in health
outcomes such as infant mortality.
- Tammy Baldwin

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities
that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me,
but that of books most of all.
- William Dean Howells

In reality, we are all travelers - even explorers of mortality.
- Thomas S. Monson

Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a
universal human obsession.
- Joan D. Vinge

Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very
mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy
to all the days that will be granted to you.
- Paul Tsongas

I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work.
I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble,
but as soon as the gum lost its flavor,
I was back to pondering my mortality.
- Mitch Hedberg

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality
rate is one hundred percent.
- R. D. Laing

Delusion means mortality.
And awareness means Buddhahood.
- Bodhidharma

Studies have indicated there is a strong correlation
between the shortages of nurses and morbidity and mortality rates in our hospitals.
- Lois Capps

My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen,
and we're singing about mortality, getting older.
It's an interesting time.
- Sting

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly
in the military during wartime.
- Alphonse Allais

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

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led
the way in slashing maternal mortality.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The best doctors and the best hospitals in America,
if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it,
it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.
- Timothy Murphy

Sexuality itself means mortality - equally for both man and woman.
- Leon Kass

What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality.
It's an area that I'm curious about,
and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me.
If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else.
- Leonard Nimoy

Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health,
and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined,
and could their effects be collected,
would make no inconsiderable figure in the bills of mortality.
- William Falconer

Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot,
but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality,
and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows.
- Thomas Sydenham

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be,
serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom.
As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality;
we can still be innocent children.
- Jane Howard

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality,
vulnerability, mutability.
Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it,
all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
- Susan Sontag

I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile.
It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've
got somebody in the world.
I'm more fearful than I used to be.
- Robin Gibb

Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition.
In some parts of this country, the infant mortality
rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.
We have a public education system that ranks below
that of almost any other Western nation.
- Alcee Hastings

For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body.
But if you embrace the reality of the human body,
you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult
thing for anything to do because the self-conscious
mind cannot imagine non-existence.
It's impossible to do.
- David Cronenberg

We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest -
tuberculosis,
maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries.
We've scored some victories in the sense that we've
cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
- Paul Farmer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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