- Therefore into the justice sempiternal The power of vision that your world receives, As eye into the ocean, penetrates; Which, though it see the bottom near the shore, Upon the deep perceives it not, and yet 'Tis there, but it is hidden by the depth. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
- This he will only have by inaction, by mewing his sempiternal youth in his cage and on his perch. - "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
- The scene of judgment on which attention is concentrated forms but an episode in the universal, sempiternal scheme of things. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.