How godlike, how immortal, is he?
If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal--that is your success.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
The soul is immortal--well then, if I shall always live I must have lived before, lived for a whole eternity.
It was a wonderful, glorious song, and it won the blind poet an immortal crown, the admiration of all ages.