... 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.
And chiefly thou O spirit, that does prefer Before all temples th'upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great argument I mayassert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 580john milton
Meditate upon the Knowledge and Bliss Eternal , and you will also have bliss. The Bliss indeed is Eternal, only it is covered and obscured by ignorance. The less your attachment is towards the senses, the more will be your love towards God .ramakrishna
Round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.Oliver Goldsmith
Our God, our help in ages past Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast And our Eternal home.Isaac Watts
It is as the father of the Encyclopedia that Denis Diderot merits Eternal recognition. Guilty as he was in almost every relation of life towards the individual, for mankind, in the teeth of danger and of infidelity, at the ill-paid sacrifice of the best years of his exuberant life, he produced that book which first levelled a free path to knowledge and enfranchised the soul of his generation.evelyn beatrice hall
Here then is the pattern in my carpet, the sense of the Eternal mysteries, the Eternal beauty hidden beneath the crust of common and commonplace things; hidden and yet burning and glowing continually if you care to look with purged eyes.arthur machen
It was measured that the splinters of the Armenian nation that had managed to miraculously escape the Genocide would not be able to recover from the blow, would disappear in the whirlpools on five continents, lose their national identity, and aptitude to be a political factor. But we, as a nation and as a state, were able to reappear at the international arena to affirm that we continue our Eternal journey and that we are determined not to allow for such a crime to ever happen again.serzh sargsyan
You need clear, energetic minds, in order to appreciate the exalted character of the truth, to value the atonement, and to place the right estimate upon Eternal things.ellen g. white
[Nietzsche’s doctrine of the Eternal return] is what makes moments caught up in the immanence of return suddenly appear as ends. In every other system, don’t forget, these moments are viewed as means: Every moral system proclaims that “each moment of life ought to be motivated.” Return unmotivates the moment and frees life of ends.georges bataille
Follow me reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, Eternal love in this world! May the liar's vile tongue be cut out!mikhail bulgakov
On this new earth, cleansed and renovated this Eternal new earth we will fulfill our Eternal purpose for God. It is heaven on earth always better.paul enns
Nothing is so fatiguing as the Eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.william james
For as only one thing is necessary, and as the theme of the talk is the willing of only one thing: hence the consciousness before God of one’s Eternal responsibility to be an individual is that one thing necessary.
Well, actually, I'm a psychic being, and you know, we don't concern ourselves with being born; we concern ourselves with being Eternal; we deal with the spirit.sun ra
In this world everything that is won to the ideal, is an Eternal (or imperishable, - "impérissable", Fr.) good.african spir
Storm clouds of terror and dictatorship are gathering over the whole country... They must not be allowed to bring Eternal night.Boris Yeltsin
The more I know , the more sure I am I know so little. The Eternal paradox .
The ultimate goal of Buddhism – the termination of existential suffering for every individual – invites comparisons with the objectives of medicine. Buddha is frequently termed the ‘King of Physicians’, the only possessor of the true remedy for the Eternal cure of illness.
Ramakrishna attained god consciousness through Vedanta, the philosophy that has evolved from the teachings of the Vedas, a collection of ancient Indian scriptures,that are the world’s oldest religious writings. According to Vedas, ultimate reality is all pervading, uncreated, self-luminous Eternal spirit, the final cause of the universe, the power behind all tangible forces, and the consciousness that animates all conscious beings.
Hope springs Eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.Alexander Pope
It is against their own insoluble problem of being human that the dull and base in humanity are in revolt in anti-Semitism. Judaism, nevertheless, together with Hellenism and Christianity is an inalienable component of our Christian Western civilization, the Eternal "call to Sinai" against which humanity again and again rebels.
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an Eternal scene.Edward Young
They convey a certain reverence for the higher, a respect for the contemplative life , understood as contemplation of God and the peak of devotion, and a cleaving to Eternal beings that mitigates absorption in the merely pressing or current.