C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The thirst for the infinite proves infinity.

Victor Hugo.

Finite mind cannot comprehend infinity.

Jeremiah Seed.

God has thickly strewn infinity with grandeur.

Alexander Smith.

The finite is annihilated in the presence of infinity, and becomes a simple nothing.


It is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.


Infinity is the retirement to which perfect love and wisdom only dwell with God. In infinity and eternity the skeptic sees an abyss in which all is lost. I see in them the residence of Almighty power, in which my reason and my wishes find equally a firm support. Here, holding by the pillars of heaven, I exist—I stand fast.


That which we foolishly call vastness is, rightly considered, not more wonderful, not more impressive, than that which we insolently call littleness; and the infinity of God is not mysterious, it is only unfathomable, not concealed, but incomprehensible: it is a clear infinity, the darkness of the pure, unsearchable sea.