Quotations on Eternity

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Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Change, Eternity, Laws, Manners, Opinions)

Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Eternity, Nothing)

She saw the myriad gods, and beyond God his own ineffable eternity; she saw that there were ranges of life beyond our present life, ranges of mind beyond our present mind and above these she saw the splendors of the spirit.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Life, God, Gods, Eternity, Mind, Present, Spirit)

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Art, Time, Work, Eternity, Faces, Future)

The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
- William Barclay
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Importance)

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Will)

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Art, Time, Work, Eternity, Faces, Future)

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin
(Keywords: Art, Time, Corruption, Eternity, Photography)

Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Hope, Disappointment, Eternity, Present)

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Flies, Joy, Kisses, Sun)

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Love, Eternity, Will)

The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism.
- Taylor Caldwell
(Keywords: Idea, Atheism, Eternity, Memory)

It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: Death, Lie, God, Eternity, Mercy, Now)

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Time, Deep, Eternity, Silence, Speech)

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Time, Deep, Eternity, Lies, Silence, Speech)

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Action, Eternity, Will)

What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Future, Man)

War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares.
- John Cory
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Eternity, Will)

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.
- Don DeLillo
(Keywords: Death, Life, Idea, Eternity, Now, Pain, Will)

One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Community, Eternity, Spirits, Will)

I think the life we are living now is just a blink in the eye of eternity.
- Keir Dullea
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Eye, Living, Now)

We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
- Meister Eckhart
(Keywords: God, Father, Eternity, Lies)

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Politics, Eternity, Present)

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.
- Michael Ende
(Keywords: Time, Clocks, Eternity, Measure)

I think hell's a real place where real people spend a real eternity.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: People, Eternity, Hell)

In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry
(Keywords: Comedy, Eternity, Tragedy)

God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
- Marcus Garvey
(Keywords: Nature, Genius, God, Eternity, First, Law, Sky, Want)

Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Now)

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Death, Time, Eternity, Man)

My brethren, when God first began to love you, He gave you all that He ever meant to give you in the lump, and eternity of time is that in which He is retailing of it out.
- Thomas Goodwin
(Keywords: Love, Time, God, Eternity, First)

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.
- Helen Hayes
(Keywords: Life, Work, Achievement, Day, Eternity, Longevity, May, Play)

A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Body, Eternity, Force)

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Evil, Illusion, Suffering, World)

And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
- Elias Hicks
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Profit, Reason, State, Will)

The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
- A. E. Housman
(Keywords: Ale, Eternity, Sky)

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Truth, People, Eternity, Hate, Hell, Teaching, Thinking, Writing)

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Clouds, Eternity, Mountains)

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Shadow, World)

Space is to place as eternity is to time.
- Joseph Joubert
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Space)

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.
- Maynard James Keenan
(Keywords: Beginning, End, Eternity, Reflection)

The idea of eternity lives in all of us. We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small personality to a higher coherence - a coherence which is human and yet superhuman, absolute and yet steadily growing and developing, ideal and yet real.
- Christian Lous Lange
(Keywords: Idea, Belief, Eternity, Personality)

I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.
- Philip Levine
(Keywords: Time, Attention, Eternity, Eyes, Saying)

The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity.
- Walter Martin
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Doctrine, Eternity, Trinity, Unity)

The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution - this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
- Groucho Marx
(Keywords: Time, Life, Soul, Eternity, First, Living, Mind, Words)

Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God.
- Catherine McAuley
(Keywords: God, Day, Eternity, Will)

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville
(Keywords: Soul, Hope, Eternity, Struggle)

It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
- Dennis Miller
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Complaint, Culture, Eternity, Nothing)

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
- John Milton
(Keywords: Death, Eternity, Key)

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Body, Eternity, Flowers)

I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world.
- Jeremy Northam
(Keywords: End, Eternity, Growing up, Nothing, Now, World, Years)

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