A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on earth, errors, eternity, god, pain, and truth

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again,- The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, And dies among his worshippers.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: The Battle-Field.

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on clarity, eternity, force, and imagination

To refine, to clarify, to intensify that eternal moment in which we alone live there is but a single force the imagination.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on animals, death, desires, eternity, and heart

Consume my heart away, sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is, and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Sailing to Byzantium

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A Quote by William Blake on destruction, eternity, joy, kiss, and life

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on eternity, love, and time

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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A Quote by William Blake on eternity, heaven, and world

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Collected Poems, Pages: 88

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A Quote by W. R. Whitney on civilization, eternity, and knowledge

In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way, and the pavement is eternal.

W. R. Whitney

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A Quote by W. G. Sibley on authority, crime, eternity, government, happiness, ideas, respect, revolution, service, truth, and world

All the wild ideas of unbalanced agitators the world over in their ignorant and pitiable quest for happiness through revolution, confiscation of property, and crime, cannot overthrow the eternal truth that the one route to happiness through property or government is over the broad and open highway of service. And service always means industry, thrift, respect for authority, and recognition of the rights of others.

W. G. Sibley

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on animals, contempt, eternity, laws, and nature

. . . it would be very singular that all nature, all the planets, should obey eternal laws, and that there should be a little animal five feet high, who, in contempt of these laws, could act as he pleased, solely according to his caprice.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on eternity

Trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, The Modern Essay

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