Judged against eternity, how little of what agitates us makes any difference.

Status Anxiety
In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke.

What matters an eternity of damnation to someone who has found in one second the infinity of joy?
We feel and know that we are eternal
I am not eternity, but a man; a part of the whole, as an hour is of the day
Eternity gives nothing back of what one leaves out of the minutes
All great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity
Was there nought better than to enjoy?
No feat which, done, would make time break,
And let us pent-up creatures through
Into eternity, our due?
No forcing earth teach heaven's employ?

Dis Aliter Visum


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."