A Quote by Jane Taylor on caring, desires, heart, heaven, hope, meetings, and mortality

Far from mortal cares retreating, Sordid hopes and vain desires, Here, our willing footsteps meeting, Every heart to heaven aspires.

Jane Taylor (1783 - 1824)

Source: Hymn.

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A Quote by James Shirley on mortality

I presume you're mortal, and may err.

James Shirley (1596 - 1666)

Source: The Lady of Pleasure

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A Quote by James Keller on art, custom, glory, mortality, and slavery

When conquering proconsuls returned to pagan Rome to celebrate their triumph, custom was to assign each of them a slave whose only function was to remind the conqueror that the greatest human glory passes quickly. This slave would crouch in the victorious warrior's chariot, whispering as the conqueror rode along triumphantly: "Remember . . . remember thou art mortal.

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James E. Talmage on birth and mortality

Mortal birth is a boon to which only those spirits who kept their first estate are eligible. (see Jude 6)

James E. Talmage (1862 - 1933)

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A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on attitude, concern, doctors, giving, ignorance, islam, laws, mortality, secrets, spirituality, stupidity, and sufi

When Sufism was at loggerheads with the legalitarian Islam embodied by the doctors of the Law, known as the fuqaha', according to Henry Corbin: . . . Ibn 'Arabi made no secret of his disgust at their stupidity, ignorance, and depravity, and such an attitude was not calculated to win their favor. The tension rose, giving rise to denunciations and arrests; our shaikh was in mortal peril. At this critical moment the irreducible antagonism between the spiritual Islam of Sufism and legalitarian Islam became patent. Saved by the intervention of a friendly shaikh, Ibn 'Arabi had but one concern, to flee far from Cairo and its hateful, bigoted canonists. Where was he to seek refuge? He returned to Meca (1207).

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969.

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A Quote by Heywood Campbell Broun on insincerity and mortality

"Trees" maddens me, because it contains the most insincere line ever written by mortal man. Surely the Kilmer tongue must have been not far from the Kilmer cheek when he wrote, "Poems are made by fools like me.''

Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939)

Source: It Seems to Me, 1935. "Trees, " "If, " and "Invictus"

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death, life, and mortality

There is no death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Resignation.

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A Quote by Henry Eyring on communication, eternity, history, hope, knowledge, laws, mortality, physics, reflection, travel, and universe

Consider now that the universe is so large that the best reflecting telescopes enable us to see stars by light which started journeying toward us so long ago. The subsequent history of these stars is completely unknown. They may long since have ceased to exist. There seems no reasonable alternative to the conclusion that the Creator has methods of communication which travel by other means and at speeds unknown and perhaps unknowable to mortal man. Somehow, the universe is coordinated and regulated by influences which transcend the known laws of physics. Nor should this seem strange if one remembers that such marvels as radar, radio, and the telegraph were unimaginable a century and a half ago. What wonders can we hope to unravel in the endless eternity ahead? . . . Though our knowledge of the universe is always expanding, the fundamentals of the gospel endure unchanged.

Henry Eyring (1901 - 19)

Source: Science and Your Faith in God

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on accidents, change, fame, family, fear, immortality, mortality, needs, posterity, and truth

In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Heber J. Grant on body, earth, eternity, existence, experience, fatherhood, maturity, mortality, parenthood, problems, and spirit

The doctrine of pre-existence pours a wonderful flood of light upon the otherwise mysterious problem of man's origin. It shows that man, as a spirit, was begotten and born of heavenly parents and reared to maturity in the eternal mansions of the Father, prior to coming upon the earth in a temporal body to undergo an experience in mortality.

Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)

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