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Edgar Lee Masters Quotes and Sayings
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Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement;
And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
- Edgar Lee Masters

How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?
- Edgar Lee Masters

Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own,
when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
- Edgar Lee Masters

 

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to
do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- Honore de Balzac

Love wishes to perpetuate itself.
Love wishes for immortality.
- Mortimer Adler

Millions long for immortality
who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
- Peter Ustinov

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.
I want to achieve it through not dying.
- Woody Allen

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

If your contribution has been vital there will always
be somebody to pick up where you left off,
and that will be your claim to immortality.
- Walter Gropius

The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine
of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
- Marshall McLuhan

Surely God would not have created such a being as man,
with an ability to grasp the infinite,
to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.
- Abraham Lincoln

The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond,
and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
- Charles Baudelaire

The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
- James F. Byrnes

I don't believe in personal immortality;
the only way I expect to have some version of such
a thing is through my books.
- Isaac Asimov

What a man does for others, not what they do for him,
gives him immortality.
- Daniel Webster

I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
I want to achieve immortality by not dying.
- William De Morgan

Our current obsession with creativity is the result
of our continued striving for immortality in an era
when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
- Arianna Huffington

The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me.
When very young I learned that all things die,
and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all.
- Anne Smedley

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

I believe in God and immortality.
- Alex Campbell

A book is the only immortality.
- Rufus Choate

I would like immortality.
- Len Wein

The first requisite for immortality is death.
- Stanislaw Lec

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
- Swami Vivekananda

If something comes to life in others because of you,
then you have made an approach to immortality.
- Norman Cousins

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

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life...
Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery,
for therein lies the secret of immortality.
- Joseph Addison

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

Literature is the immortality of speech.
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised
between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
- Alexander Chase

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory;
children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
- George Santayana

The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of
so great consequence to us and which touches us so
profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
- Blaise Pascal

If you are an antichrist, you won't believe in the
bible prophecy from the beginning.
Which means, you won't believe that physical immortality will become possible.
- Alex Chiu

What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time;
and we want it to be quality time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die,
help me spread the news.
Let people know about immortality device.
That way, your loved ones won't die.
- Alex Chiu

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
- Stephen King

We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it,
but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
- Harriet Martineau

There is only one way to get ready for immortality,
and that is to love this life and live it as bravely
and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
- Henry Van Dyke

As the inventor of the Immortality Device,
I basically just tell people what I honestly think.
- Alex Chiu

Any relations in a social order will endure,
if there is infused into them some of that spirit of
human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
- George William Russell

Immortality is to live your life doing good things,
and leaving your mark behind.
- Brandon Lee

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
- Cliff Fadiman

If I have any beliefs about immortality,
it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven,
and very, very few persons.
- James Thurber

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
- John Keats

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
- Herb Caen

Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality.
- George Wald

Immortality...
Is that a super power?
- Mark Wahlberg

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
- Bruce Lee

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will
keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant,
and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
- James Joyce

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself
which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
- E. T. Bell

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth,
and immortality.
- Jean Paul

Immortality: A toy which people cry for,
And on their knees apply for, Dispute,
contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right
proud Eternally to die for.
- Ambrose Bierce

Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes,
and are upon a footing with them.
- Francis I

A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
- Pindar

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must start with the reality that corporations cannot
guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations
have a guarantee of immortality.
- John W. Snow

Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by
a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually
and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Immortality is really desirable, I guess.
In terms of images, anyway.
- Damien Hirst


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