Quotes & Themes – Eternal Life

Eternal Life

Earth is no farther from heaven than the supernatural ways of God from our earthly ways. (The Spirit of St. François de Sales, XXI, 9)

We are all pilgrims in this mortal life. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 4, Chapter 5)

The world is only peopled to people heaven. (Letters to Persons in the World, II 33)

We should really live in this world as though our spirit were already in heaven. (The Spirit of St. François de Sales, IV, 6)

Little does passing time matter to a soul which aspires to eternity, and which only likes notice of perishing moments in order to pass by them into immortal life. (Letters to Persons in Religion, IV, 8)

Our hearts have a thirst which cannot be quenched by the pleasures of this mortal life. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 3, Chapter 10)

This life is short and it is only given us to gain the other. (Letters to Persons in the World, I. 1)

The shortest life is the best life if it leads us to the eternal. (Letters to Persons in the World, II, 33)

​Two or three years soon pass and eter­nity remains. (Letters to Persons in Religion, II, 15)

Whoever thinks well on eternity trou­bles himself little about what happens in these three or four moments of mortal life. (Letters to Persons in the World, VI, 54)

We in this life are walking as it were on ice. (Spiritual Conference, 3)

What is not for eternity, can be noth­ing but vanity. (Letters to Persons in the World, VI, 43)

The day that is past must not judge the day present, nor the present day judge that which is past; it is only the Last Day that judges all. (Introduction to the Devout Life, Part III, Chapter 29)

God’s love will be our guerdon in this life, and He Himself will be our reward in eternity. (Spiritual Conference, 14)

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