Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
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.
If it wasn't for music, I would think that love is mortal.
While the Bible teaches that immortality of the soul is conditional upon well-doing, it makes no distinction in respect of the spirit.
You yourself don't have to be shaken by mortal danger in order to feel your mortality.
Warwick Castle, built of the very centuries, cannot be expected to alter with time's 'brief hours and weeks' - at least, with so few of them as fall to one poor mortal's lot. From visit to visit, I find it as unchanged as the multiplication table.
As you study vampire legend throughout history, it goes back to almost every culture. South Africa, Indonesia, crazy places have that legend and that idea of immortality.
God's eye does not slumber. He knows every sin that is hidden from mortal eye.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.
Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence.
The cows in Stella Gibbons's immortal 'Cold Comfort Farm' are named Graceless, Aimless, Feckless and Pointless, and that more or less is the verdict on 'Ocean's Kingdom,' the wildly hyped and wildly uninteresting collaboration between Peter Martins and Paul McCartney.
You have a bout with death, things that touch your mortality, when that happens, all that bling-bling gets thrown away because all you've got is you and God.
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