"But if only their minds could be seized and held steady, they would glimpse the splendor of eternity which is for ever still. They would contrast it with time, which is never still, and see that it is not comparable. They would see that time derives its length only from a great number of movements constantly following one another into the past, because they cannot all continue at once. But in eternity, nothing moves into the past: all is present. Time, on the other hand, is never present all at once. The past is always driven on by the future, the future always follows on the heels of the past, and both the past and the future have their end in the eternal present. If only men's minds could be seized, and held still!"