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Quotations and Proverbs About Eternity

Eternity is a negative idea clothed with a positive name. It supposes in that to which it is applied a present existence; and is the negation of a beginning or of an end of that existence.~ Paley

Every instance of time is a pinprick of eternity. ~ Marcs Aurelius

Two eyes hath every soul: one into Time shall see; The other bends its gaze into eternity.
~ Johannes A. Silesius

'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. ~ Joseph Addison

Eternity has no gray hairs. Flowers fade, the heart withers, man grows old and dies, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages; but Time writes no wrinkles on the brow of Eternity. ~ Bishop Heber

A conscience void of offence before God and man, is an inheritance for eternity. ~ Daniel Webster

Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,
Stains the white radiance of eternity.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

The wrinkles which thy glass will truly show
Of mouthed graves will give thee memory;
Thou by thy dialís shady stealth mayst know
Timeís thievish progress to eternity.
~ William Shakespeare

History is a mighty drama, enacted upon the theatre of time, with suns for lamps, and eternity for a background. ~ Thomas Carlyle

What seemeth best, I'll do
With hope and courage, too;
And if results shall show
That right I did know,
'Twill still be right for me
Through all eternity.
~ Eleanor Ames

The sea drowns out humanity and time. It has no sympathy with either, for it belongs to eternity: and of that it sings its monotonous song for ever and ever. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Make us heirs of all eternity. ~ William Shakespeare

Great truths are portions of the soul of man;
Great souls are portions of eternity. ~ James Russell Lowell

The most momentous concern of man, is the state he shall enter upon after this short and transitory life is ended; and in proportion as eternity is of greater importance than time, so ought men to be solicitous upon what graounds their expectations with regard to that durable state are built, and on what assurances their hopes or their fears stand. ~ S. Clarke

Two eye hath every soul: one into Time shall see,
The other bends its gaze into Eternity. ~ Johannes A. Silesius

All things from eternity are of like forms and come in a circle. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Let us be adventurers for another world. It is at least a fair and noble chance; and there is nothing in this worth our thoughts or our passions. If we should be disappointed, we are still no worse than the rest of our fellow-mortals; and if we succeed in our expectations, we are eternally happy. ~ Gilbert Burnet

The thought of eternity consoles for the shortness of life. ~ Malesherbes

Upon laying a weight in one of the scales, inscribed eternity, though I threw in that of time, prosperity, affliction, wealth, and poverty, which seemed very ponderous, they were not able to stir the opposite balance.~ Addison

Eternity whose end no eye can reach. ~ Milton

  It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today. ~ James Freeman Clarke