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 
106 BC – 43 BC 

“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.”
Petrarch 
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

 

Eternity Quotes By Philosophers, Poets, and Authors.