Quotes: eternity

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
  • Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
  • Robert Doisneau
    Robert Doisneau
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    A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there - even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    French actress, singer and dancer 1934-
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    A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
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    But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela
    South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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    Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.
    Source: Documentary Mandela (1994)
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
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