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«For mortals vanished from the day's sweet light I shed no tear; rather I mourn for those who day and night live in death's fear»
«All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.»
Author: Herman Melville
, sudden death
«Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.»
«Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!»
«A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.»
«For all mortals, birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering.»
«All mortals tend to turn into the things they are pretending to be.»
«Among mortals second thoughts are wisest»
«'Lohengrin' to us ordinary mortals seemed something like the whistling of the wind through the keyholes of a cathedral, which has a dreamy charm for a little while, but by and by you long for the sound even of a street organ to rush in and break the»
Author: George Eliot
, break wind
, by and by
, The Cathedral
, The Sound
, Through the Keyhole
«As their past actions drive them, so are mortals driven. »