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  • No one at the beginning thought of a mere immortality of the spirit, not even those who assumed the perishableness of man's sensuous nature. Cited from History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7), by Adolph Harnack
  • But of time and of becoming shall the best similes speak: a praise shall they be, and a justification of all perishableness! Cited from Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche #1
  • Time and their own "inherent perishableness" soon remove all traces of the poetasters. Cited from The Joyful Heart, by Robert Haven Schauffler
  • Yet, even in the midst of all this, the same dark thoughts had presented themselves; the perishableness of myself and all around me every instant recurred to my mind. Cited from Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction,
  • "You will have an opportunity, Mr. Thostrup, of moralizing over the perishableness of female beauty!" Cited from O. T., A Danish Romance, by Hans C. Andersen
  • Perhaps their perishableness was the excuse for allowing their sale on the Sabbath, as is sometimes the case in fishing-villages even in Sabbath-keeping Scotland. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
  • Thus are ye advocates and justifiers of all perishableness. Cited from Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche #1
  • But in that we bury this treasure together with it, we do it in the remembrance -- in this most enduring of works -- of the perishableness of all human things. Cited from German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Francke
  • Man reflects deeply, and with feelings of a mortified nature, upon the perishableness of his frame, and the approaching close, so far as depends upon the evidence of our senses, of his existence. Cited from Thoughts on Man, His Nature, etc, by Wm Godwin
  • New objects will intermingle, and we are compelled to draw from our grief itself a fresh proof of the perishableness of earthly things: alas, then, that our grief is transient! Cited from Famous Stories Every Child Should Know, ed. by Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • I hardly know a more interesting place to visit than Melrose and its neighbourhood; while the abbey affords a fine moral lesson on the instability and perishableness of even the most magnificent works raised by human skill and industry. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 290
  • But in view of the in-stability and perishableness of mortal things, we should be continually on the look-out for some to love and by whom to be loved; for if we lose affection and kindliness from our life, we lose all that gives it charm. Cited from Treatises on Friendship and Old Age, by Cicero
  • How strangely, after all this, with the sense so vividly impressed on her of mutability and perishableness, must Ottilie have been affected by the news which could not any longer be kept concealed from her, that Edward had exposed himself to the uncertain chances of war! Cited from German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Francke
  • Had railroad facilities been abundant a multitude of small cultivators might have shipped their cane to central mills for manufacture, but as things were the weight and the perishableness of the cane made milling within the reach of easy cartage imperative. Cited from American Negro Slavery, by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips