perishable body

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  • What high-minded man would want a kingdom after killing his relatives just for the sake of this wretched, perishable body? Cited from Twenty-Two Goblins, Translated from the Sanskrit
  • The glories of the eternal future put to flight all fears for the present perishable body. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Why should we cling to this perishable body? Cited from The Essence of Buddhism, by Various
  • Her highest aspiration was to adorn a perishable body, and vanity became the spring of life. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume III, by John Lord
  • Thus do men imagine themselves separate from one another, when all the time their soul is nothing more than a drop of the divine Ocean, hidden momentarily in a perishable body. Cited from Reincarnation, by Th. Pascal
  • For if a soul survives the death of this complex of cells which is called the body, its origin and development must, according to all analogy, be different from those of the perishable body. Cited from Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3), by Charles Eliot
  • Hers, however, was not among them, for the genius of her creed was the enfranchised soul of her mother, who had cast off the burden of this perishable body. Cited from A Thorny Path, by Georg Ebers, v1
  • Some of these unspeakable things you shall perceive with your perishable body; but the more perfect and glorious remain hidden to our mortal senses, be they ever so keen and exquisite. Cited from Mr. Isaacs, A Tale of Modern India, by F. Marion Crawford
  • In short, the vast majority of mankind, when thinking quietly, and especially in seasons of bereavement, feel well assured of the real and substantial existence of the human mind, independently of its temporary association with the perishable body. Cited from People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English, by R.V. Pierce
  • You have asked me for a breakfast, but I overlook that also -- I ought to overlook it as a Christian; for is not your immortal soul of infinitely greater value than your perishable body? Cited from Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent, by William Carleton
  • When he strays into the path of unreality, the Sages declare that he destroys himself; because he who clings to the perishable body and regards it as his true Self must experience death many times. Cited from The Upanishads, translated by Swami Paramananda
  • I am not surprised you find it hard to be familiar with Jesus -- one cannot become so in a day; but this I do know, I shall aid you much more to tread this beautiful path when I lay aside the burden of this perishable body. Cited from Autobiography of St. The're`se of Lisieux, by The're`se Martin (of Lisieux)
  • Jupiter, most good and great, would not have permitted that the existence of the city, built under the auspices and sanction of the gods to last for ever, should terminate with that of this frail and perishable body. Cited from The History of Rome; Vol III, Books 27 to 36, by Titus Livius
  • Here and there in the aisles a few spectators moved among the shadows, but all round along the walls two and three deep were ranged the illustrious dead, the perishable body within, the lasting marble without, and the more lasting name beneath. Cited from A Duet, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And so the shadow deepened, and at last it was like unto nothing else known to the sons of men on earth, and the spirit leaped out of its clay tenement with the breath of the communion wine still on the lips of the frail, perishable body. Cited from The Crucifixion of Philip Strong, by Charles M. Sheldon
  • Another may affirm that it can exist in none but a terrestrial being; in none but a being that is born, that grows up, and receives instruction, and that consists of a soul, and an infirm and perishable body; in short, in none but a mortal man. Cited from Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • And thus, in an agony far greater than that which the martyr endures in the chariot of flame which is to waft him to heaven, as the sufferings of the immortal spirit can exceed those of the perishable body, the insane man pursued his way. Cited from The Lost Hunter, by John Turvill Adams
  • Although every thing proves to man that death is inevitable, he is never able to familiarize himself with its idea; he never thinks on it without shuddering; the assurance of possessing an immortal soul but feebly indemnifies him for the grief he feels in the deprivation of his perishable body. Cited from System of Nature, Vol. 1, by Baron D'Holbach