In 16th-century Italy there lived Lodovico Gonzaga, a 16-year old seminarist who was very fond of playing ball. Once a certain priest passing by wondered if for a future priest the youth was too keen on his pursuit and asked him:"What would you do if you learned that in half an hour the end of the world was coming?" To which Lodovico replied: "I'd play on." According to the Russian thinker Georgy Fedotov, the importance of culture lies in precisely that: we go on playing ball on the verge of Doomsday...
“Whats o’clock?” It wants a quarter to twelve, And to-morrow's doomsday.tim powers
Bolon Yokte' is rarely mentioned but is thought to represent positive change and period endings. However, other scholars have attributed the deity to destruction, thus corraborating the fatalist doomsday view.
"The Greek and Serb peoples will remain united until doomsday."
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is doomsday.ralph waldo emerson
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is doomsday.
I to them that were about me: It is to-day doomsday with me. And this I said for that I thought to have died.
And though longing and pity are two sundry properties, as to my sight, in this standeth the point of the Spiritual Thirst: which is desire in Him as long as we be in need , drawing us up to His bliss. And all this was seen in the Shewing of Compassion: for that shall cease on doomsday.
We are not in the situation of poor Alexander the Great, who wept, as well indeed he might, because there were no more worlds to conquer; for, to do justice to this queer, odd, rantipole city, and this whimsical country, there is matter enough in them to keep our risible muscles and our pens going until doomsday.
Come, let us take a muster speedily: doomsday is near; die all, die merrily.