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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through
not dying.
Woody Allen

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
Socrates

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.
Helen Keller

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Bruce Lee

If Einstein and Shaw couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.
Mel Brooks

The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
Plato

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to
enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.
Bill Cosby

But I was willing to embrace mortal life again, before chasing immortality.
Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.
Chinese proverb

I don't want to live on in my work. I want to live on in my apartment.
Woody Allen

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Benjamin Franklin

The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know
deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
Jorge Luis Borges

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
Steven Wright

There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as
bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Henry van Dyke

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer

One must pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he
now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to
complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress. To those who fully admit the
immortality of the human soul, the destruction of our world will not appear so dreadful.
Charles Darwin

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
Pythagoras

It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.
Ovid

Immortality is surely a pleasant feeling, especially when the individual is still alive.
Jewish proverb

The soul is immortal... Perhaps not all successful people have made it a point to practice
specific concentration exercises. But over the course of many lives on earth they have
achieved a level of concentration that allowed them to succeed more easily than others.
When your mind reaches its highest level of concentration, you will enter that extraordinary
state where dreams and reality coincide.
Mark Fisher

The universal longing for heaven is not about immortality so much as the wish for a world in
which everyone is always kind.
Susan Cain

We need not fear life, because God is the ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He
shares immortality with us.
Ann Landers

A sage has one advantage: He is immortal. If this is not his century, many others will be.
Baltasar Gracian

If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal
beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which
prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new
knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought.
Nikola Tesla

If man were immortal, do you realize what his meat bills would be?
Woody Allen

Danger is a biologic necessity, like dreams. If you face death, for that time, for the period of
direct confrontation, you are immortal.
William S. Burroughs

Nothing but truth is immortal.
Robert G. Ingersoll

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
William James

Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.
Rabindranath Tagore

And I may stand where health, success, and power
Await my coming, if, each fleeting hour
I cling to love and patience; and abide
With stainlessness; and never step aside
From high integrity; so shall I see
At last the land of immortality.
James Allen

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Dalai Lama

The Buddha is nearer to us. You see clearly a man, simple, devout, lonely, battling for light, a
vivid human personality, not a myth. Beneath a mass of miraculous fable I feel that there also
was a man. He too, gave a message to mankind universal in its character. Many of our best
modern ideas are in closest harmony with it. All the miseries and discontents of life are due,
he taught, to selfishness. Selfishness takes three forms - one, the desire to satisfy the
senses; second, the craving for immortality; and the third the desire for prosperity and
worldliness. Before a man can become serene he must cease to live for his senses or himself.
Then he merges into a greater being. Buddha in a different language called men to
self-forgetfulness five hundred years before Christ. In some ways he was near to us and our
needs. Buddha was more lucid upon our individual importance in service than Christ, and less
ambiguous upon the question of personal immortality.
H. G. Wells

If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles
for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief.
Robert G. Ingersoll

If you don't believe in the resurrection of the dead, look at any office at quitting time.
Robert Townsend

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