What is earthly concern?

Famous quotes containing the words concern and/or earthly:

    Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    I know myself now, and I feel within me
    A peace above all earthly dignities,
    A still and quiet conscience.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)