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.     


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