And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid.
T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917
Contributed by: Zaady
Death followed by eternity . . . the worst of both worlds. It is a terrible thought
Tom Stoppard (1937 -)
Source: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where is it going to end?
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Source: 1800, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Source: attributed to Jefferson
Eternal Vigilance is the price of liberty.
Now as the Paradisiacal pleasures of the Mahometans consist in playing upon the flute and lying with Houris, be mine to read eternal new romances of Marivaux and Crebillon.
Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)
Source: To Mr. West. Letter iv. Third Series.
It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
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