„When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we'd first begun.“

These lines were not written by Newton. They have often been accreted to various hymns, including "Amazing Grace", since the mid-nineteenth century.

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update June 3, 2021. History
John Newton photo
John Newton24
Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer 1725 - 1807

Related quotes

Karl Kraus photo
Harry Chapin photo
Chuck Palahniuk photo
Joycelyn Elders photo

„We've tried ignorance for a thousand years. It's time we try education.“

—  Joycelyn Elders American pediatrician, public health administrator, and former Surgeon General of the United States 1933

On sex education
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, "Abstinence" http://www.sho.com/site/video/player.do?video=/134/2006/abstinence&seriesid=134 [4.10], 5 June 2006

Eugène Fromentin photo
Lobão photo

„It is better to live ten years at a thousand [miles per hour] than a thousand years at a ten“

—  Lobão Brazilian musician 1957

From the lyrics of his song Vida Louca, Vida (Life, Crazy Life)

Stephen King photo
Margaret Wise Brown photo
Adam Steltzner photo

„Exploring is fundamentally human; we've done it for thousands of years. It's an expression of something that's the best in us.“

—  Adam Steltzner American aerospace engineer 1963

Marc Kaufman. Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission. National Geographic page 18. ISBN 978-1-4262-1278-9.

Mike Oldfield photo
Melissa de la Cruz photo
Emily Brontë photo
Percy Bysshe Shelley photo

„I arise from dreams of thee
In the first sweet sleep of night,
When the winds are breathing low,
And the stars are shining bright.“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822

The Indian Serenade http://www.poetry-archive.com/s/the_indian_serenade.html (1819), st. 1

Kate Chopin photo

„The Night has a thousand eyes,
And the Day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.“

—  Francis William Bourdillon British poet 1852 - 1921

"Light" (popularly known as "The Night has a Thousand Eyes"), published in The Spectator (October 1873).
Context: p>The Night has a thousand eyes,
And the Day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.</p

Ernesto Che Guevara photo
Robert Herrick photo
Aristarchus of Samos photo

„Proposition 6. The moon moves (in an orbit) lower than (that of) the sun, and, when it is halved, is distant less than a quadrant from the sun.“

—  Aristarchus of Samos ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician

p, 125
On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and the Moon (c. 250 BC)

Satchel Paige photo

„Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.“

—  Satchel Paige American baseball player and coach; Negro Leagues 1906 - 1982

New York Post (4 October 1959)

Related topics