He bore a crystal goblet containing a liquor colorless as water, but bright enough to be the draught of immortality
Now, what a precarious immortality
is that of the manuscript
He was so young and had so few friends that immortality
had no particular attractions for him, and he was able without trouble to give up belief in it; but there was one thing which made him wretched; he told himself that he was unreasonable, he tried to laugh himself out of such pathos; but the tears really came to his eyes when he thought that he would never see again the beautiful mother whose love for him had grown more precious as the years since her death passed on.
It was impossible to believe that that perfect body, so filled with triumphant life, could ever cease to harbor the vital spark--as soon believe that immortality
These were heavy impressions to struggle against, and brought that melancholy embitterment which is the consequence of all excessive claim: even his religious faith wavered with his wavering trust in his own authorship, and the consolations of the Christian hope in immortality
seemed to lean on the immortality
of the still unwritten Key to all Mythologies.
The books have survived the span of immortality
fixed by our amusing copyright laws, and seem now, when any pirate publisher may plunder their author, to have a new life before them.
He had always been irreligious, scoffing good-naturedly at the sky-pilots and their immortality
of the soul.
Are there not moments--if we dare to confess the truth--when poor humanity loses its hold on the consolations of religion and the hope of immortality
, and feels the cruelty of creation that bids us live, on the condition that we die, and leads the first warm beginnings of love, with merciless certainty, to the cold conclusion of the grave?
The plan was adopted, the necessary treaty made, with legislation to carry out its provisions; the Madagascarene Philosopher took his seat in the Temple of Immortality
, and Peace spread her white wings over the two nations, to the unspeakable defiling of her plumage.
Some of you--only a few, I confess--believe in the immortality
of the soul, and in apparitions which you have not the honesty to call ghosts.
All these baffling head-reaches after immortality
are but the panics of souls frightened by the fear of death, and cursed with the thrice-cursed gift of imagination.
I used to refute him by telling him that I measured his immortality
by the wings of his soul, and that I should have to live endless aeons in order to achieve the full measurement.
This Dialogue contains the first intimation of the doctrine of reminiscence and of the immortality
of the soul.
In fact they did to others that which they would not they should do to them-- that grand principle of immortality
upon which rests the whole art of war.
But if some one who would rather not admit the immortality
of the soul boldly denies this, and says that the dying do really become more evil and unrighteous, then, if the speaker is right, I suppose that injustice, like disease, must be assumed to be fatal to the unjust, and that those who take this disorder die by the natural inherent power of destruction which evil has, and which kills them sooner or later, but in quite another way from that in which, at present, the wicked receive death at the hands of others as the penalty of their deeds?