A Quote by Umberto Eco on fame, immortality, and needs

In the construction of Immortal Fame you need first of all a cosmic shamelessness.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: "Travels in Hyperreality" (1975) from Travels in Hyperreality

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A Quote by Thomas Edwards on immortality and names

Thus Raleigh, thus immortal Sidney shone (Illustrious names!) in great Eliza's days.

Thomas Edwards (1699 - 1757)

Source: Canons of Criticism.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on desires, immortality, and men

All men desire to be immortal.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: A Sermon on the Immortal Life. Sept. 20, 1846.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on eternity, immortality, and life

I ask no risen dust to teach me immortality; I am conscious of eternal life.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on happiness, immortality, people, and wisdom

People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Susan Ertz on immortality

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on eternity, glory, happiness, immortality, life, love, machines, perception, personality, personality, reason, senses, soul, and understanding

The greatest of all our human concepts is the immortality of the personality and the eternal glory of the human soul. Throughout eternity you will be yourself and I will be myself, with quickened senses amplified powers of perception, and vastly increased capacity for reason, understanding, love, and happiness, all of which are qualities we may develop now. Our machines wear out, our barns fall down, and our substance goes back to the dust, but our finest collection of personal qualities will have eternal life.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill from Best of Sterling W. Sill, p. 186-87

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A Quote by Stephen Harvey on action, charm, death, immortality, lust, scandal, shame, and virtue

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.

Stephen Harvey

Source: Juvenal, Satire ix.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on diet, faith, glory, hope, immortality, joy, quiet, and salvation

Give my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on gifts, immortality, life, and philosophy

Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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