Eternity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old eternity quotes, eternity sayings, and eternity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke. Hermann Hesse
Eternity is the divine treasure-house, and hope is the window, by means of which mortals are permitted to see, as through a glass darkly, the things which God is preparing. William Mountford
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. Henry David Thoreau
Now is eternity; now is the immortal life. Richard Jefferies
Eternity: a moment standing still for ever. James Montgomery
Eternity eludes us, even as a thought. Mason Cooley
The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience. Joseph Campbell
If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Eternity was in our lips and eyes. William Shakespeare
Eternity gives nothing back of what one leaves out of the minutes. Friedrich Schiller
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Eternity is a good man's meditation; for by thinking thereon he preventeth sin. Saint Basil
Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity. Russell M. Nelson
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. Robert Green Ingersoll
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. Albert Camus
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. Hermann Hesse
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau
Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities. Robert Murray McCheyne
God exists in eternity. The only point where eternity meets time is in the present. The present is the only time there is. Marianne Williamson
Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period; and eternity had been the same as it is, though time had never been. John Donne
When you live in the light of eternity, your values change. Rick Warren
Eternity has no gray hairs. The flowers fade, the heart withers, people grow old and die, the world lies down in the sepulchre of ages, but time writes no wrinkles on the brow of eternity. Reginald Heber
Time is a part of eternity, and of the same piece with it. Moses Mendelssohn
Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grow meaner and more hostile. Thomas Carlyle
Eternity is in love with the productions of time. William Blake
Time is strange. A moment can be as short as a breath, or as long as eternity. Cornell Woolrich
This life is only a prelude to eternity. Seneca
To see eternity was to be exposed to eternity's whims, oppressed by endless dimensions. Frank Herbert
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran
Eternity is so certain and so terrible that a thousand lives would not suffice to prepare for it. Alphonse De Lamartine
Trust in dreams for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Suzanne Maher
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams
All things from eternity are like forms and come round in circles. Marcus Aurelius
To see a world in a grain 0f sand / And a heaven in a wildflower / Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour. William Blake
Who can speak of eternity without a solecism, or think thereof without an ecstasy? Time we may comprehend, 'tis but five days elder than ourselves. Sir Thomas Browne
Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time. Thomas Carlyle
Heaven is the place where the donkey finally catches up with his carrot; hell is the eternity while he waits for it. Russell Green
I saw eternity the other night, as a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm as it was bright. Henry Vaughan
Eternity may be properly dominated by a God unfolding himself into light, and shining forth, such as he essentially is, namely, as immutable and the same. Plotinus
We feel and know by experience that we are eternal Baruch Spinoza
There are men I could spend eternity with, but not this life. Kathleen Thompson Norris
Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end? Tom Stoppard
Eternity is boring, particular towards the end. Woody Allen
It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today. James Freeman
Life is a schoolroom with a glorious opportunity to prepare us for eternity. Billy Graham
Most people are living for today with barely a thought of eternity. Billy Graham
Eternity is a negative idea clothed with a positive name. Paley
No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it. Farrar
Eternity, thou pleasing dreadful thought through what variety of untried being through what new scenes and changes must we pass! The wide, the unbounded prospect lies before me; but shadows, clouds, and darkness rest upon it. Addison
Eternity itself cannot restore the loss struck from the minute. Old Proverb
Eternity, eternity, when shall I come to you at last? eternity where we will love with the glance of the soul. St. Elizabeth Seton
Some bend eternity into time for the imagination. Conceived in this way, eternity produces an enchanting effect. One does not know whether it is a dream or actuality. Soren Kierkegaard
We have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short hour before sunset in which to win them. Robert Moffat
Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise. Thomas Watson
If you wish to enrich Eternity, plant ideas in the lives of others. St Truett Cathy
One instant is eternity; eternity is in the now. When you see through this one instant, you see through the one who sees. Wumen Huikai
Every situation— not every moment— is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. Goethe
Time is too slow for those who wait / Too swift for those who fear / Too long for those who grieve / Too short for those who rejoice / But for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke
We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through the fabric of illusion. Ansel Adams
In eternity everything is just beginning. Elias Canetti