eternity

A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on achievement, alienation, authors, certainty, constitution, daughters, divinity, eternity, exercise, fatherhood, fighting, gifts, god, good, history, independence, laws, liberty, men, nobility, principles, slavery, sons,

I have read and heard a good many statements by eminent writers and speakers to the effect that our liberty of which we are justly proud is an achievement, and not a gift. In the sense that it had to be worked for, fought for, and preserved with vigilance these statements are true. But let it never be forgotten that our concept of liberty is a gift. No human is the author of that concept. Many great men have so recognized it as did Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence and declared that "men are endowed with certain inalienable rights." Why are these rights inalienable? Because men did not create the right to liberty! In the exercise of his free agency he may surrender his privileges, and his property, and he may become the slave of others or of the state, but his free agency is as native to him as the air he breathes. It is part and parcel of his eternal constitution, and Jefferson was "righter than I think he himself knew" when he declared it an endowment which cannot be alienated. The message which we bear affirms that God is the Author of our inalienable liberty; that men, all men are of noble lineage, sons and daughters of the Eternal Father; and that liberty is their birthright. I thank God that . . . noble men were blessed with this lofty concept of man's inherent right to liberty and that they were prompted to incorporate these divine principles in the organic law and history of our favored land.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1947.

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A Quote by Stephen King on eternity and mortality

There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate.

Stephen King (1947 -)

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A Quote by Stephen King on eternity, mortality, and world

It means that no blue ribbon is forever. Someday - if the world doesn't explode itself in the meantime - someone will run a two-minute mile in the Olympics. It may take a hundred years or a thousand, but it will happen. Because there is no ultimate blue ribbon. There is zero, and there is eternity, and there is mortality, but there is no ultimate.

Stephen King (1947 -)

Source: (Mrs. Todd's Shortcut)

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A Quote by Stan Ridgway on eternity, home, and people

Is there a home, a home for me? Where the people stay until eternity? Is there a road that winds up, underneath the big green tree? Is there a home, a home for me?

Stan Ridgway

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on anxiety, bitterness, boredom, christianity, day, eternity, knowledge, learning, life, people, and teachers

To live thus - to cram today with eternity and not wait the next day - the Christian has learnt and continues to learn (for the Christian is always learning) from the Pattern. How did He manage to live without anxiety for the next day - He who from the first instant of His public life, when He stepped forward as a teacher, knew how His life would end, that the next day was His crucifixion; knew this while the people exultantly hailed Him as King (ah, bitter knowledge to have at precisely that moment!); knew, when they were crying, Hosanna!, at His entry into Jerusalem, that they would cry, "Crucify Him!", and that it was to this end that He made His entry. He who bore every day the prodigious weight of this superhuman knowledge - how did He manage to live without anxiety for the next day?

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: Christian Discourses

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on eternity and god

God does not think; he creates. He does not exist; he is eternal.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sir Henry Taylor on eternity, humanity, life, power, sorrow, time, and wisdom

He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend. Eternity mourns that. 'T is an ill cure For life's worst ills, to have no time to feel them. Where sorrow 's held intrusive and turned out, There wisdom will not enter, nor true power, Nor aught that dignifies humanity.

Sir Henry Taylor (1800 - 1886)

Source: Philip Van Artevelde. Part i. Act i. Sc. 5.

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A Quote by Sinclair Lewis on baseball and eternity

A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. He was earnest about these objects. They were of eternal importance, like baseball or the Republican Party.

Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951)

Source: Babbitt, 1922, ch. 1

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on eternity, questions, and women

If her functioning as a female is not enough to define woman, if we decline also to explain her through "the eternal feminine," and if nevertheless we admit, provisionally, that women do exist, then we must face the question: what is a woman?

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on eternity and life

This life is only a prelude to eternity.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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