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
He who has no vision of eternity
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.
— 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