Eternity Quotes By The Great Philosophers, Poets, and Authors.

Philosophers, poets, and authors have written about eternity through the ages in ways that even today give us more insight into how we might better live our lives.


 By 1 Vibrant Life / January 26, 2020

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These quotes about eternity that have come from the teachings of the great philosophers, poets, and authors leave us countless gold nuggets of truth and hope. 

Those of us willing to seek out these beautiful quotes from the great philosophers, poets, and authors will gain a more meaningful, more fruitful, and more vibrant experience and understanding of our lives.

“Let me dream that love goes with us to the shore unknown.”
Felecia D. Hemans
1793 – 1835


“Eternity is not something
that begins after you are
dead.  It is going on all the
time. we are in it now.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
1860 – 1935


“In the presence of eternity, the mountains
are as transient as the clouds.”
Robert Green Ingersoll 
1833 – 1899


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“He who has no vision has no hold on time”
Thomas Carlyle
1795 – 1881


“There is, I know not how,
in the minds of men,
A certain presage as it
were of a future existence,
and this takes the deepest
root, and is most
discoverable in the
greatest geniuses and
most exalted souls”
— Cicero —
106BC – 43BC


“Eternity! How know we but we stand on the precipitous and crumbling verge of time e’en now. Eternity below?”
Abraham Coles 
1813 – 1891


“It is an eternity now.
I am in the midst of it.
It is me in the sunshine;
I am in it, as the butterfly
in the lost laden air.
Nothing has to come;
it is now. Now is eternity;
Now is the immortal life.”
Richard Jefferies 
1848 – 1887


“All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 
1803 – 1882


“Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time,
but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period.”
— John Donne —
1572 – 1631


“The time will come when
every change shall cease,
this quick revolving wheel
shall rest peace:
No summer then shall
glow, nor winter freeze;
Nothing Shall be to come,
and nothing Past!
But an eternal now
Shall ever last.”
1304 – 1374


“How vast is eternity!
It will swallow up all
the human race; It will collect
all the intelligent universe;
It will open up scenes and
prospects wide enough,
great enough, and various
enough to fix the attention,
and absorb the minds of all
intelligent beings forever.”
Nathanael Emmons
1745 – 1840