Immortality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old immortality quotes, immortality sayings, and immortality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Tis immortality to die aspiring, As if a man were taken quick to heaven.     

George Chapman

Immortality is overrated, living for an eternity would get really old.     

Ray William Johnson

Yet some there be that by due steps aspire to lay their just hands on that golden key that opes the palace of Eternity.     

John Milton

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

Bruce Lee

Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?     

Plato

Immortality is a ridiculous illusion, an empty word, a butterfly net chasing the wind.     

Milan Kundera

Immortality is a belief grounded upon other men's sayings, that they knew it supernaturally; or that they knew those who knew them that knew others that knew it supernaturally.     

Thomas Hobbes

Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.     

Brandon Lee

Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end.     

Multatuli

Immortality was overrated, as far as he was concerned. Hardy had enough problems as it was; living forever sounded like a death sentence for someone with his practical sensibilities.     

David S.E. Zapanta

To believe in immortality is one thing, but it is first needful to believe in life.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead.     

H.L. Mencken

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.     

Herb Caen

It has been said that the immortality of the soul is a grand peut-tre, but still it is a grand one. Everybody clings to it the stupidest, and dullest, and wickedest of human bipeds is still persuaded that he is immortal.     

Lord Byron

Immortality is a by-product of good work.     

Mel Brooks

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.     

Edgar Lee Masters

Immortality is the glorious discovery of Christianity.     

William Ellery Channing

To desire immortality for the individual is really the same as wanting to perpetuate an error forever.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.     

Emily Dickinson

The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.     

Blaise Pascal

Immortality is the only thing which doesn't tolerate being postponed.     

Karl Kraus

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.     

Swami Vivekananda

Till we attain immortality, all life will remain just an illusion!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The immortality of great art seems bound up with the inevitable loss of its original surface meaning and its rebirth in the spirit of every new age.     

Anton Ehrenzweig

Perhaps immortality is a gift of heaven rather than the result of some human effort.     

Wang Yangming

The immortality of the soul is assented to rather than believed, believed rather than lived.     

Orestes Brownson

Immortality is what nature possesses without effort and without anybody's assistance, and immortality is what the mortals must therefore try to achieve if they want to live up to the world into which they were born, to live up to the things which surround them and to whose company they are admitted for a short while.     

Hannah Arendt

Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness.     

Robert Muller

The thought of immortality is as well founded as any other well authenticated postulate of the human reason.     

John Haynes Holmes

Immortality alone could teach this mortal how to die.     

Dinah

The only greatness for man is immortality.     

James Dean

Immortality is a chancy thing; it cannot be promised or earned. Perhaps it cannot even be identified for what it is.     

Gregory Maguire

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Immortality like this is about as useful as sunscreen on a submarine.     

Elizabeth Marx

We who are immortal, we are chained to this life by a chain of gold, and we dare not sever it for fear of what lies beyond the drop.     

Cassandra Clare

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.     

Sylvester Stallone

Only one who has achieved immortality of awareness can laugh with life and laugh with death.     

Frederick Lindemann

Immortality no longer interests the weary old man at all.     

Milan Kundera

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.     

Jane Addams

Immortality is here and now, and is not a speculative something beyond the grave. It is a lucid state of consciousness in which the sensations of the body, the varying and unrestful states of mind, and the circumstances and events of life are seen to be of a fleeting and therefore of an illusory character.     

James Allen

Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving.     

Frank Rooney

Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he who would be a great soul in the future must be a great soul now.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immortal life is something to be earned, By slow self-conquest, comradeship with Pain, And patient seeking after higher truths.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Immortality - a fate worse than death.     

Edgar A. Shoaff

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Of immortality, the soul, when well employed, is incurious. It is so well, that it is sure that it will be well. It asks no questions of the Supreme Power.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing but truth is immortal.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Immortality is but ubiquity in time.     

Herman Melville

One plays at being immortal and after a few weeks one doesn't even know whether or not one can hang on till the next day.     

Albert Camus