Man reckons with immortality, and forgets to reckon with death.

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead
All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it
Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me
To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive
At length the man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day.

Intimations of Immortality
Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither.

Intimations of Immortality
Where music dwells
Lingering and wandering on as loth to die,
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
That they were born for immortality.

Inside of King's Chapel, Cambridge


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."