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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
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
American author and clergyman 1814-1880+1
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.
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.
French actress, singer and dancer 1934-0
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 1838-19180
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-18010
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-18250
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.
Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-0
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.
Libian painter and writer 1883-19310
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
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.
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
German writer and poet 1749-18320
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-20130
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)
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-16740
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.