... And I, who timidly hate life, fear death with fascination. I fear this nothingness that could be something else, and I fear it as nothing and as something else simultaneously, as if gross horror and non-existence could coincide there, as if my coffin could entrap the eternal breathing of a bodily soul, as if immortality could be tormented by confinement. The idea of hell, which only a satanic soul could have invented seems to me to have derived from this sort of confusion - a mixture of two different fears that contradict and contaminate each other.
Now shall I become a common tale, A ruin'd fragment of a worn-out world; Unchanging record of unceasing change. Eternal landmark to the tide of time. Swift generations, that forget each other, Shall still keep up the memory of my shame Till I am grown an unbelieved fable.hartley coleridge
O woman! lovely woman! Nature made thee To temper man: we had been brutes without you. Angels are painted fair, to look like you: There ’s in you all that we believe of heaven, Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love.thomas otway
Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide Return and back into your Sun subside.
Too wise to err, too good to be unkind, are all the movements of the Eternal Mind.
There shall be Eternal summer in the grateful heart.celia thaxter
Now let us gather into one bouquet, from the King's garden, these seven fragrant flowers: Jesus the Son of God; Jesus our sin-bearer; Jesus the giver of Eternal life; Jesus the keeper of our undying souls; Jesus the hearer of our prayers; Jesus the chastener who can turn crosses into crowns; and Jesus the wonder-worker who changes us into Eternal likeness unto Himself! These flowers will keep sweet till heaven dawns.theodore l. cuyler
I cannot believe that there is any being in this universe who has created a human soul for Eternal pain. I would rather that every god would destroy himself; I would rather that we all should go to Eternal chaos, to black and starless night, than that just one soul should suffer Eternal agony.
He was a poor weak human being like themselves, a human soul, weak and helpless in suffering, shivering in the toils of the Eternal struggle of the human soul with pain.Liam O'Flaherty
I expect Eternal life, not as a reward of merit, but a pure act of bounty. Detesting myself in every view I can take, I fly to the righteousness and atonement of my great Redeemer for pardon and salvation; this is my only consolation and hope. "Enter not into judgment, O Lord, with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no flesh be justified."elizabeth rowe
To the "masculists" of both sexes, "femininity" implies all that men have built into the female image in the past few centuries: weakness, imbecility, dependence, masochism, unreliability, and a certain "babydoll" sexuality that is actually only a projection of male dreams. To the "feminist" of both sexes, femininity is synonymous with the Eternal female principle, connoting strength, integrity, wisdom, justice, dependability, and a psychic power foreign and therefore dangerous to the plodding masculists of both sexes.elizabeth gould davis
With whisper of her mellowing grain, With treble of brook and bud and tree, Earth joys for ever to sustain The bass Eternal of the sea.roden noel
"All motion consists of two components. One component serves inwardness (internalisation) and the other outwardness (dispersion). Both preconditions for motion regulate the Eternal flow of metamorphosis (panta Rhei)."viktor schauberger
Not only does the action of Governments not deter men from crimes; on the contrary, it increases crime by always disturbing and lowering the moral standard of society. Nor can this be otherwise, since always and everywhere a Government, by its very nature, must put in the place of the highest, Eternal, religious law (not written in books but in the hearts of men, and binding on every one) its own unjust, man-made laws, the object of which is neither justice nor the common good of all but various considerations of home and foreign expediency.leo tolstoy
All of these things considered, it is not surprising that one can detect echoes, correspondences and even an Eternal return or two within the work of a single author. The passage of time does bring changes, yea and alas; but still, I would recognize myself anywhere.roger zelazny
There is no question however the Bridegroom is Jesus Chirst... His bride is the church to which he has given his promise to which he has betrothed himself for a blessed and Eternal union.
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is Eternal vigilance, which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.
Not only does the action of Governments not deter men from crimes; on the contrary, it increases crime by always disturbing and lowering the moral standard of society. Nor can this be otherwise, since always and everywhere a Government, by its very nature, must put in the place of the highest, Eternal, religious law (not written in books but in the hearts of men, and binding on every one) its own unjust, man-made laws, the object of which is neither justice nor the common good of all but various considerations of home and foreign expediency.
I will be hang'd, if some Eternal villain, Some busy and insinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devis'd this slander.william shakespeare
All students, members of the faculty, and public officials in both Mississippi and the Nation will be able, it is hoped, to return to their normal activities with full confidence in the integrity of American law. This is as it should be, for our Nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is the Eternal safeguard of liberty and defiance of the law is the surest road to tyranny.
It appears utterly absurd and impermissible that the Jews, whom God has condemned to Eternal slavery for their guilt, should enjoy our Christian love.
Our activity should consist in placing ourselves in a state of susceptibility to Divine impressions, and pliability to all the operations of the Eternal Word.jeanne marie bouvier de la motte guyon