Now since our eternal state is as certainly ours, as our present state; since we are as certainly to live for ever, as we now live at all; it is plain, that we cannot judge of the value of any particular time, as to us, but by comparing it to that eternal duration, for which we are created.

William Law (1686-1761) English spiritual writer, mystic
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, ch. 13 (1728)