mortality

A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, death, desires, lies, losing, men, mortality, and power

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. He paused, and then said in a deep voice, "This is the Master-Ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring lost many years ago, to the great weakening of its maker's power. Now, he greatly desires to have it again, - but he must NOT get it"

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on laws, mortality, observation, society, and understanding

It is likewise to be observed that this society hath a peculiar chant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by John Milton on death, disobedience, mortality, and world

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 1.

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A Quote by John Milton on earth, mortality, and motherhood

How gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible! how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap!

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book x. Line 775.

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A Quote by John Milton on fame, mortality, and plants

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 78.

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A Quote by John Milton on divinity, earth, and mortality

Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 244.

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A Quote by John Milton on evil and mortality

More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchang'd To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book vii. Line 24.

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A Quote by John Keats on bitterness, death, desires, enemies, heart, lies, mortality, poets, power, water, and words

This Grave contains all that was Mortal of a Young English Poet Who on his Death Bed in the Bitterness of his Heart at the Malicious Power of his Enemies Desired these words to be engraved on his Tomb Stone "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: (Protestant Cemetery; Rome, Italy)

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A Quote by John Adams on common sense, constitution, danger, delusion, ideas, laws, men, mind, mortality, mystery, nature, nonsense, reason, rest, and society

They (the Puritans) saw clearly that of all the nonsense and delusion which had ever passed through the mind of man, none had ever been more extravagant than the notions of absolutions, indelible characters, uninterrupted successions, and the rest of those fantastical ideas, derived from the canon law, which had thrown such a glare of mystery, sanctity, reverence, and right reverend eminence and holiness around the idea of a priest as no mortal could deserve, and as always must, from the constitution of human nature, be dangerous to society. For this reason they demolished the whole system of diocesan episcopacy, and, deriding, as all reasonable and impartial men must do, the ridiculous fancies of sanctified effluvia from Episcopal fingers, they established sacerdotal ordination on the foundation of the Bible and common sense.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by John Adams on belief, catholicism, christianity, constitution, death, mortality, religion, and understanding

If the Christian religion, as I understand it, or as you understand it, should maintain its ground, as I believe it will, yet Platonic, Pythagoric, Hindoo, and cabalistical Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: To Jefferson, July 16, 1814.

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