Immortality Quotes

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. Immortality may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.

Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched.

People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.

Man, whoever you may be, you can still conceive high thoughts for yourself. You can bind thy fleeting life to God, and to immortality.

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.

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

Man is the only animal that contemplates death, and also the only animal that shows any sign of doubt of its finality.

If we had the offer of immortality here below, who would accept this sorrowful gift?

One who contends with immortals lives a very short life.