Quotations on Heaven

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Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Greatness, Country, Heaven, Man, Wrath)

The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Earth, Heaven, Now)

I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
- Eden Ahbez
(Keywords: Being, Earth, Heaven, Rain, Wind)

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Happiness, Care, Crime, Heaven, Man)

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Music, Dream, Harmony, Heaven, Perfection)

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Life, Afterlife, Boredom, Heaven, Hell)

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: Life, God, Thought, Thoughts, Act, Deeds, Heaven, Man, Mind)

I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
- Josephine Baker
(Keywords: Strength, Heaven, Prayer)

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Future, Heaven, Now)

'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Lie, Heaven, Hell, Loss, Pain)

For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him.
- William Barclay
(Keywords: Christian, Heaven, Will)

You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty.
- Roy Bean
(Keywords: Men, Heaven, Hell)

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: Faith, Earth, Heaven, May, Will)

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Soul, Heaven, Man, Will)

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Men, Heaven, Tears)

PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction.
- Hans Bender
(Keywords: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Time, Fact, Heaven, Man)

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.
- George Berkeley
(Keywords: Earth, Heaven, Mind, Word, World)

The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Values, Childhood, Desire, Heaven, Past)

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Travel, Thoughts, Artist, Heaven, Man, Mind)

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Eternity, Heaven, Infinity, World)

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Eternity, Heaven, Infinity, World)

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Love, Care, Despair, Heaven, Hell)

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Home, Life, Churches, Heaven, Now)

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Life, Heaven, Hell, Liberty, Will)

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Keywords: Earth, Enjoyment, Heaven, Lovers)

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
- Boethius
(Keywords: Content, Heaven, Man, Will)

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Soul, Earth, Grave, Heaven, Lent, Will)

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Men, Afterlife, Delight, Heaven, Nothing, Wonders)

Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter.
- Thomas Brooks
(Keywords: Faith, Heaven, Will, Yield)

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
- William Wells Brown
(Keywords: Temple, Brothers, Constitution, Heaven, Liberty, Slavery)

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: Eye, Heaven, Spring)

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Country, Heaven, Missionaries)

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Old, Wonder)

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Kindness, Wonder)

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Victory, Angels, Heaven, Hell)

Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn't had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Religion, Hope, Companionship, Heaven, Relatives, Suicide)

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Happiness, Errors, Faults, Heaven, Man)

I've watched my duty, straight an' true, an' tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view, An' part steered clear of hell.
- Will Carleton
(Keywords: Time, Duty, Heaven, Hell)

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Adversity, Heaven, Jewels)

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter
(Keywords: Love, Building, Earth, Heaven, Journey, Light, Will)

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.
- Johnny Cash
(Keywords: Deep, Heaven, Hell, Man)

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Time, Christian, Earth, Heaven, May, Snow)

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Life, Earth, Garden, Heaven, Play)

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