Heaven Quotes

Heaven Quotes by Horatius Bonar, Michael Thomas Ford, Jana Oliver, Tommy Tenney, Thomas de Quincey, Henry David Thoreau and many others.

Beyond the smiling and the weeping,
I shall be soon;

Beyond the smiling and the weeping,
I shall be soon;
Beyond the waking and the sleeping,
Beyond the sowing and the reaping,
I shall be soon!
Love, rest, and home–
Sweet hope! Lord, tarry not, but come!
Horatius Bonar
It’s like whoever sits up ther in Heaven had this big bag of really crappy stuff, and once or twice a day she or he reaches in and sprinkles a little bit of it over the world and it makes everything go crazy, like fairy dust that’s past its expiration date.
Michael Thomas Ford
I thought he worked for Heaven.’ I thought I was in love.
Jana Oliver
Worship and spiritual hunger make you so attractive to God that your circumstances cease to matter anymore. He will move heaven and earth to find a worshiper. When you begin to worship with all your being and desire, your heart turns Him toward you. You capture His attention and attracts His affection.
Tommy Tenney
Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children – honored as the jewelry of God.
Thomas de Quincey
Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
Henry David Thoreau
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Joe Louis
I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, which opens itself to light whencesoever it may come, which receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
William Ellery Channing
The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.
Ellen G. White
In heaven we shall see that we had not one trial too many.
Charles Spurgeon
The glory of the star, the glory of the sun – we must not lose either in the other. We must not be so full of the hope of heaven that we cannot do our work on the earth; we must not be so lost in the work of the earth that we shall not be inspired by the hope of heaven.
Phillips Brooks
Like a child who suddenly stops sobbing when he is clasped in the arms of his mother, such will be the grip of heaven upon our souls.
Ravi Zacharias
While we look forward to a new heaven, let’s first consider the new earth, for the new earth will indeed be like heaven on earth. We will live on a restored earth.
Paul P. Enns
You can never argue anyone into the Kingdom of Heaven, you cannot argue anyone anywhere. The only result of arguing is to prove to your own mind that you are right and the other fellow wrong. You cannot argue for truth; but immediately Incarnate Truth is presented, a want awakens in the soul which only God can meet.
Oswald Chambers
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Adolf Hitler
If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven.
Christopher Love
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
Alan Cohen
The road that leads to heaven is risky, lonely, and costly in this world, and few are willing to pay the price. Following Jesus involves losing your life-and finding new life in him.
David Platt
To course across more kindly waters now my talent’s little vessel lifts her sails, leaving behind herself a sea so cruel; and what I sing will be that second kingdom, in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, becoming worthy of ascent to Heaven.
Dante Alighieri
To have lost is less disturbing than to wonder if we may possibly have won; and Eustacia could now, like other people at such a stage, take a standing-point outside herself, observe herself as a disinterested spectator, and think what a sport for Heaven this woman Eustacia was.
Thomas Hardy
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven depending on whether they compare it to something better and so feel disappointed and bitter or something worse and so feel relieved and grateful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
On Earth, Discord! A gloomy Heaven above, opening her jealous gates to the nineteen thousandth part of the tithe of mankind! And below, an inescapable & inexorable Hell, expanding its leviathan jaws for the vast residue of Mortals!
Robert Burns
I have a high priest in heaven
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there are in heaven or earth.
Nelson Goodman
The Kingdom of Heaven is a military autocracy and there is no public opinion in it.
Anatole France
Many of my friends and many political experts warned me that this [presidential] campaign would be a journey to hell. Said that. But they’re wrong. It will be a journey to heaven, because we will help so many people that are so desperately in need of help.
Donald Trump
I do not love “good” more than I love “bad.” Hitler went to heaven. When you understand this, you will understand God.
Neale Donald Walsch
Gratitude is heaven itself; there could be no heaven without gratitude.
William Blake
When you get up into the crown of a redwood tree, you lose sight of the ground entirely. You also lose sight of the sky. And you’re in a lost world. You’re in an undiscovered, unexplored ecosystem, somewhere between Heaven and Earth, filled with forms of life, not all of which have been given names by scientists yet.
Richard Preston
I – do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that’s in them.
Mike Pence
For victory in life, we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.
Lou Holtz
I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be ‘the happiest moment’ of one’s life.
Elizabeth Gilbert
It’s just Gods way of getting babies to heaven faster!
Zach Braff
Maybe heaven entailed more than a soul residing in a single place, but instead having pieces of yourself spread among the hearts and memories of people you’ve touched.
Kristina McMorris
Susan Straight finds LA’s secret heart in Between Heaven and Here and with a sleight of hand only the masters have, she creates an alley, a neighborhood, a history that is as rich and tragic as any Shakespearean tale.
Walter Mosley
What we believe about heaven and hell is incredibly important because it exposes what we believe about who God is and what God is like.
Rob Bell
Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.
Ignatius of Loyola
We can’t really understand just how wonderful Heaven will be unless we first know how wonderful each of us will be when we get there.
David Berg
One day of praying and six days of fun, the odds against going to heaven are six to one.
Brook Benton
They know the outward shows of this life present but of the next life are they careless. Have they not consider the heavens and the earth and all that is between them but for a serious end, and for a fixed term? But truly most men believe not that they shall meet their Lord.
Elijah Muhammad
Prayer bends omnipotence of heaven to your desire. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world.
Charles Spurgeon
Lying on the roof counting the stars that fill the sky
I wonder if
Someone in the heavens looking back down on me
I’ll never know
So much space to believe
Dave Matthews
Grace does not depend on what we have done for God but rather what God has done for us. Ask people what they must do to get to heaven and most reply, “Be good.” Jesus’ stories contradict that answer. All we must do is cry, “Help!”
Philip Yancey
When all men were of one language, some of them built a high tower, as if they would thereby ascend up to heaven, but the gods sent storms of wind and overthrew the tower, and gave every one his peculiar language; and for this reason it was that the city was called Babylon.
Josephus
That distant day had a significance I could not give it then. So we wheeled and came back south towards the city. The Temple of Heaven slipped by underneath, that perfect pattern in its ample park. Then the wide plain ruled to the far horizon. Soon the aerodrome.
Cecil Arthur Lewis
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Khalil Gibran
They sin who tell us Love can die:
With life all other passions fly,
All others are but vanity,
In Heaven Ambition cannot dwell,
Nor Avarice in the vaults of Hell.
Robert Southey
A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.
Charles Spurgeon
It’s OK to burn a Bible, that’s OK. OK to burn a flag, OK, that’s all right. But just, you know, for heaven’s sake, don’t say anything that might offend someone of the Islamic religion.
Louie Gohmert
Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you.
Timothy Keller
When I am done with this meal you can have my life. It is heaven.
Paul Prudhomme
Americans in the Civil War period were very interested in Heaven and what it might be like, because they were having to face the fact that many of their loved ones were gone and many of their loved ones, they hoped, were in this other realm called Heaven.
Drew Gilpin Faust
Zorba is beautiful, but something is missing. The earth is his, but the heaven is missing. He is earthly, rooted, like a giant cedar, but he has no wings. He cannot fly into the sky. He has roots but no wings.
Rajneesh
Even trees understand me! Good heavens, I lie under them, too, don’t I? I’m just like a pile of leaves.
Frank O’Hara
I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly.
William Blake
We went to labor in the fields, my wife and I, hand in hand. Scarcely were we conscious of the fatigues of the day. Heaven always blessed our toil.
Toussaint Louverture
Veganism can resurrect Eden and create heaven on Earth. We can have a place where humans view animals in awe, and animals view humans with a curious aloofness.
Gary Yourofsky
People moving in Heaven move with grace and beauty and slowly glide along with their feet hardly seeming to touch the ground!
David Berg
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like it’s heaven on earth.
Susanna Clarke
Heaven is important, but its not the end of the world.
N. T. Wright
The kingdom of heaven is comprised of the broken, the fatherless, the poor, the starving. Nothing that could create good ratings for NBC.
Jon Foreman
The path to heaven lies through heaven, and all the way to heaven is heaven.
St. Catherine of Siena
The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work. With this, life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this – with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need – this life is hell.
W. E. B. Du Bois
The heaven of the envied is hell for the envious. […because they focus on what they don’t have rather than being grateful for what they have, which is always better than some others.]
Baltasar Gracian
And earth was heaven a little the worse for wear. And heaven was earth, done up again to look like new.
Wilkie Collins
Heaven is a pretty practical, common sense, down-to-earth place!
David Berg
Noting his mother’s visit to Las Vegas the weekend before she died. She got to go to heaven four days early.
William J. Clinton
Some readers took ‘Heaven’s My Destination’ as a satire on Christianity and the Midwest, but today it reads like a loving comedy.
Robert Gottlieb
Heaven has appointed me to rule all the nations, for hitherto there has been no order upon the steppes.
Genghis Khan
The victory of socialism will not descend like fate from heaven.
Rosa Luxemburg
All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
Morihei Ueshiba
Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting pattern for earth.
Paul Billheimer
God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us, to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever
Aiden Wilson Tozer
When you think of the later ’50s and ‘Far From Heaven’ and Eisenhower and Sirk, you think of that Hollywood panache and gloss to American middle-class life.
Todd Haynes
Heaven is what we spend our lives trying to find.
Beth Orton
Once our idea of heaven meant
all the dead relatives waiting
on the kept lawn of the many mansions
as if, suddenly sinless, they had nothing
to do.
Deborah Digges
I call it God Light, because it reminds me of heaven. Every time the light shines through the window we built or any window at all, you’ll know I’m right there with you, okay? That’s going to be me. I’ll be the light in the window.
Nicholas Sparks
Take care of the problems now, or else you’ll just have to suffer again later when you scew everything up the next time. And that repetition of suffering – that’s hell. Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understand – there’s where you’ll find heaven.
Elizabeth Gilbert
A killer Cuban restaurant with a giant cigar bar. Have me a Cuban sandwich. That’s just like heaven to me. I’m a simple man.
Ron White
I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company.
R. A. Torrey
I cleave the heavens and soar to the infinite. And while I rise from my own globe to others and penetrate ever further through the eternal field. That which others saw from afar, I leave far behind me.
Giordano Bruno
In the middle of my heart, a star appeared, and the seven heavens were lost in its brilliance.
Rumi
When you get to heaven God won’t ask you why you weren’t more like Billy Graham. He may ask you why you weren’t more like you. Get in touch with who you are. Lead with your own unique style. Be yourself and let God use you.
Rick Warren
If heaven gives me ten more years, or an extension of even five years, I shall surely become a true artist.
Hokusai
Ein einziger dankbarer Gedanke gen Himmel ist das vollkommenste Gebet. One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
There’s always a little bit of heaven, even in a disaster area.
Wavy Gravy
What is nature? Art thou not the living government of God? O Heaven, is it in very deed He then that ever speaks through thee, that lives and loves in thee, that lives and loves in me?
Thomas Carlyle
An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.
John Climacus
If thou hadst simplicity and purity, thou wouldst be able to comprehend all things without error, and behold them without danger. The pure heart safely pervades not only heaven, but hell.
Thomas a Kempis
From a private gentlewoman you have made me first a marchioness, then a queen; and, as you can raise me no higher in the world, you are now sending me to be a saint in Heaven.
Anne Boleyn
Of the small gifts of heaven, / It seems to me a more than equal share / At birth was given / To girls with curly hair.
Phyllis McGinley
Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man.
Victor Hugo
We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.
Alister E. McGrath
Astronomy would not provide me with bread if men did not entertain hopes of reading the future in the heavens.
Johannes Kepler
There was passion, there was laughter
The first morning after
I just couldn’t get my feet to touch the ground
Everytime we were together
We talked about forever
I was certain it was Heaven
We had found.
Lee Ann Womack
We cannot make a heaven on earth, though we may make a hell.
Russell Kirk
One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.
Ravi Zacharias
Loving difficult people will refine us. Perhaps only in heaven will our love be so perfected that we can actually like these people, too. St. Augustine spoke of a man who, on earth, had chronic gas problems; in heaven, his flatulence became perfect music.
Scott Hahn
Salvation cannot come without revelation. Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either; and I will say that no man knows these things without this.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
I call it “the big picture effect.” Getting to see earth as a small planet and to see it in that perspective, seeing it in the heavens as a planet as opposed to being down here among it, most of the people, in fact, I guess all of the people who have had that experience, shift their thinking.
Edgar Mitchell
When we undertake to cover our sins, . . . behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man
Dallin H. Oaks
I wonder if heaven got a ghetto?
Tupac Shakur
It does not take long to tell where a man’s treasure is. In fifteen minutes’ conversation with most men, you can tell whether their treasures are on the earth or in Heaven.
Dwight L. Moody
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore
Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.
Jeffrey R. Holland
Heaven is above all yet; there sits a judge, That no king can corrupt.
William Shakespeare
Because our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, are perfect, our dearest aspiration is to become like Them and eventually achieve the perfection that is possible and promised, even though each of us has such a long way to go.
Cecil O. Samuelson
There may not be a Heaven, but there is a San Francisco.
Ashleigh Brilliant
Christ didn’t die just so you could make to heaven; He lives so you can make it through earth!
Louie Giglio
The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city.
Deborah Kerr
Wanna know what heaven is ? Feeling the sun shine on you… In Paris
Rachel Zoe
Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other’s roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other.
John Bunyan
‘Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven’s the greatest pain in hell.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
If I have read religious history aright, faith, hope, and charity have not always been found in a direct ratio with a sensibility to the three concords; and it is possible, thank heaven! to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings.
George Eliot
The etiquette business has its emergencies, heaven knows, but it is in the nature of etiquette emergencies that once one realizes what one has done, it is too late. One might as well get a good night’s sleep and send flowers with an apology in the morning.
Judith Martin
All of salvation is to make us look good! We who are dirty, worn, broken, and sinful are to be the showcase of heaven.
Kenneth Lee Pike
In our modern world we have seen inaugurated the reign of a dull bourgeois rationalism, which finds some inadequate reason for all things in heaven and earth and makes a god of its own infallibility.
John Buchan
The first step toward heaven, is to see ourselves near hell.
Thomas Brooks
God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby’s face.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
If one cannot accept failure and scorn, how is he to make his art? It’s like wanting to go to heaven without dying.
Russell Edson
The purpose of religion is not so much to get us into heaven, or to keep us out of hell, but to put a little bit of heaven into us, and take the hell out of us. This has always been the greatest responsibility of religion.
E. Stanley Jones
The more a man denies himself, the more he shall receive from heaven. Naked, I seek the camp of those who covet nothing.
[Lat., Quanto quisque sibi plura negaverit,
A dis plura feret. Nil cupientium
Nudus castra peto.]
Horace
I am not angry. I am just disappointed that, once again, a hotel has tried to convince me it will move heaven and earth to ensure I am comfortable when, in reality, it won’t even pass me the coffee pot!
Richard Quest
It is interesting to ask whether there’s any general reason why being religious might make you do nice things or indeed nasty things. It’s possible that people do nice things because they’re religious. One reason might be they’re hoping for a reward in Heaven, which is not a very noble reason.
Richard Dawkins
I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain
In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken.
Paracelsus
Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows? It is empty, but lacks nothing. The more it moves, the more comes out of it.
Laozi
I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.
Lionel Blue
Oh, if only I could hurt with such misery once again, to feel the powers of love here inside my heart, the joys of heaven and the pains of hell!
Victor Villasenor
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
Ayn Rand
Not only do our prayers please God, the Holy Spirit uses them to accomplish heaven’s purpose on earth.
Bryan Chapell
There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.
Frederick Douglass
I wrote a piece for the school literary magazine that now makes me think: ‘My God in Heaven, this is just the worst drivel.’
Pat Conroy
Paul, we are going to kill you. That is cool, then I will go to Christ. Ok Paul, we are going to let you live. That is great, then I can witness Christ. Ok, then we will torture you. That is fine, then I will receive a reward in Heaven one day.
Tony Evans
It takes all sorts to make a world; or a church. This may be even truer of a church. If grace perfects nature it must expand all our natures into the full richness of the diversity which God intended when He made them, and Heaven will display far more variety than Hell.
C. S. Lewis
Cowards never won heaven. Do not claim that you are begotten of God and you have His royal blood running in your veins unless you can prove your lineage by His heroic spirit: to dare to be holy in spite of men and devils.
William Gurnall
Abundance is the natural state of the universe–of this there can be
no doubt. Just as the number of stars in the heavens or drops of water in the ocean is beyond counting, so are the spiritual and material blessings that have been prepared for us.
Douglas Bloch
Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.
Robert Frost
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Giovanni Giocondo
In the sacraments, spirit and matter “kiss.” Heaven and earth embrace in a union that will never end.
Christopher West
Mammon, the least erected spirit that fell >From heaven; for ev’n in heaven his looks and thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of heaven’s pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoy’d In vision beatific.
John Milton
Heaven does without doing through its purity, Earth does without doing through its calmness.
Zhuangzi
All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Epictetus
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.
Michelangelo
My heart/ is whatever temperature a heart is/ in a man who doesn’t believe in heaven.
Bob Hicok
Vitamins are medicine for not getting sick and going back to Heaven yet.
Emma Donoghue
A choir of angels glorified the hour, the vault of heaven was dissolved in fire. “Father, why hast Thou forsaken me? Mother, I beg you, do not weep for me.
Anna Akhmatova
Brethren, we are all sailing home; and by and by, when we are not thinking of it, some shadowy thing (men call it death), at midnight, will pass by, and will call us by name, and will say, “I have a message for you from home; God wants you; heaven waits for you.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven.
H. G. Wells
No fountain so small but that Heaven may be imaged in its bosom.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
I wonder: when a Jehovah’s Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He’s not home?
Brian Celio
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.
William Blake
When I touch a human hand, I touch heaven.
Nicolas Malebranche
Heaven is a bowl of creamed herring and onions. Ditto whitefish salad. But the real object of my desire for all things gilled is gefilte fish.
Claire Saffitz
The distance between glorified spirits in heaven and militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are not far from home-a moment will bring us there.
Charles Spurgeon
You can curse the dead or pray for them, but don’t expect them to do a thing for you. They’re far too interested in watching us, to see what in heaven’s name we will do next.
Barbara Kingsolver
The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.
William Shakespeare
Good heavens, television is something you appear on; you don’t watch.
Noel Coward
O youth or young man, who fancy that you are neglected by the gods, know that if you become worse, you shall go to worse souls, or if better to the better… In every succession of life and death, you will do and suffer what like may fitly suffer at the hands of like. This is the justice of heaven.
Plato
You’ll never get tired of seeing all of God’s exhibits in His great Fairground of the Heavenly City on Earth where you can really learn the facts and the truth about everything the way it really was. How’s that for a great Heavenly Fair in Heaven so fair?
David Berg
Heaven is comfort, but it’s still not living.
Alice Sebold
Caution and conservatism are expected of old age; but when the young men of a nation are possessed of such a spirit, when they are afraid of the noise and strife caused by the applications of the truth, heaven save the land! Its funeral bell has already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher
I had no advice, no counsel, no encouragement, no consolation, no assistance, no support, of any kind, from anyone, that I can call to mind, as I hope to go to heaven!
Charles Dickens
They didn’t even like Margaret Thatcher but at least there was Margaret Thatcher. There have been women, you know, Sonia Gandhi for heaven’s sakes in India.
Kate Clinton
When we lost Bobby, I would wake up in the morning and think, ‘He’s OK. He’s in Heaven, and he’s with Jack and a lot of my brothers and sisters and my parents.’ So it made it very easy to get through the day thinking he was OK.
Ethel Kennedy
Let me revel in this one thought: before God made the heavens and the earth, He set His love upon me.
Charles Spurgeon
The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact. The old myth of the Dying God, without ceasing to be a myth, comes down from the heaven of legend and imagination to the earth of history.
C. S. Lewis
Earth may embitter, not remove,
The love divinely given;
And e’en that mortal grief shall prove
The immortality of love,
And lead us nearer heaven.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.
Robert Greene
The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don’t see it. It is within you.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.
Khalil Gibran
Ascensions into heaven are like falling leaves sad and happy all at the same time Going away isn’t really sad especially when your going enables a new kind of presence to be born.
Ernest Hemingway
If the people that love you are the people at your side on your last day, and there’s not a soul in that room that has any bad words to say about you, well, I’d say Heaven awaits you, my friend.
Coy Bowles
If you don’t root for the Dodgers, you might not get into heaven.
Tommy Lasorda
I answer that, Even, as in the blessed in heaven there will be most perfect charity, so in the damned there will be the most perfect hate.
Thomas Aquinas
Our souls, piercing through the impurity of flesh, behold the highest heaven, and thence bring knowledge to contemplate the ever-during, glory and termless joy.
Walter Raleigh
Practically speaking, there are for each one of us two supreme realities — God and the soul. The heavens and the earth will pass away. But the soul will still remain, face to face with God.
Henry Parry Liddon
The brightest ornaments in the crown of the blessed in heaven are the sufferings which they have borne patiently on earth.
Alphonsus Liguori
[Dom Juan] believes neither in Heaven, nor the saints, nor God, nor the Werewolf.
Moliere
Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it.
Jules Renard
Don’t get stuck in your grieving, look to heaven … God has more in store for you.
Mario Daniel Vega
Do I have YOUR permission to be a Supernatural God? If I want to open heaven, and in a moment in time, touch the heart of a daughter and supernaturally break all the darkness, shame, and torment in her life, MAY I DO THAT?
Jim Anderson
In Heaven you’re going to be the same make, but a new model!
David Berg
All things are nourished together without their injuring one another. The courses of the seasons, and of the sun and moon, are pursued without any collision among them. The smaller energies are like river currents; the greater energies are seen in mighty transformations. It is this which makes heaven and earth so great.
Confucius
I believe flowers have souls. I have known roses that I expect to meet in heaven.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The dependencies of inner and outer Mongolia are the bulwarks of China. The desert of Gobi, stretching for ten thousand li, is a barrier set by Heaven to the Russians, and if they seek to invade our borders, they will find it everywhere along the Northern frontier difficult and troublesome.
Zhang Zhidong
I thank you, God, in Heaven, for friends.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
This wasn’t food – it was what food became if it had been good and gone to food heaven.
Terry Pratchett
My grandmother from Iowa, she is dancing in Heaven at the prospect that the next president of the United States is going to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Cory Booker
Jesus lives, to Him the Throne
Over all the world is given,
May we go where He is gone,
Rest and reign with Him in heaven.
Alleluia!
Christian Furchtegott Gellert
I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.
Yayoi Kusama
God in heaven sits on high and plays games with us. He has plenty to do up there, what with building worlds and then knocking them down again, breaking things up and then rebuilding them, and yet he can manage to put his mind even to a little grocer in his shop or to a babe in the cradle.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
The devil finds work for idle hands to do. Better to reign in the hell than serve in heaven. We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A man would have no pleasures in discovering all the beauties of the universe, even in heaven itself, unless he had a partner to whom he might communicate his joys.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Oh! be thou blest with all that Heaven can send, Long health, long youth, long pleasure-and a friend.
Alexander Pope
When we ask for heaven, we are asking for stasis. A form of comfort that will last for eternity. Yes, that is what we all want, the way we understand happiness.
Ruben Papian
The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure; the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, but only the pure in heart can see the King. While we think of the world, it is only the world for us; but let us come to it with the feeling that the world is God, and we shall have God.
Swami Vivekananda
I was brought up Catholic. I’m lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I’m an atheist. I think religion does a lot for us but I can’t quite believe it, alas… It’s just a personal choice. I love the idea of heaven though. Who doesn’t? It’s lovely.
Paul Bettany
Relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness heaven; one may never get there.
Aldo Leopold
Your harvest is not in view until your prayers rise up to heaven.
David Oyedepo
We are but as the instrument of Heaven.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
My old mom told me, ‘Robert, you can’t go to heaven if you hate anybody.’ We practice that. There are white niggers. I’ve seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I’m going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I’d just as soon quit talking about it so much.
Robert Byrd
And so we stayed out in the garden of the old house until we couldn’t kick a ball, laughing in the gathering twilight, making the most of the good weather and all the days that were left, our little game watched only by next door’s cat, and every star in the heavens.
Tony Parsons
And as the divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord.
Emanuel Swedenborg
I am in the night. There is a being who has gone away and carried the heavens with her. Oh! to be laid side by side in the same tomb, hand clasped in hand, and from time to time, in the darkness, to caress a finger gently, that would suffice for my eternity.
Victor Hugo
We are as near to heaven as we are far from self, and far from the love of a sinful world.
Samuel Rutherford
When the power of imparting joy is equal to the will, the human soul requires no other heaven.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Earth is heaven. Or hell. Your choice.
Wayne Dyer
We must learn a new modesty. We have stormed the heavens, but succeeded only in building fog upon fog, a mist which will not support anybody who earnestly desires to stand upon it. What is valid seems so insignificant that it may be seriously doubted whether anlaysis is at all possible.
Hermann Weyl
The only heaven permitted to me is the part-time job heaven.
Lee Eun-sang
Keep your hope in the Lord and your eyes focused on the hope of Heaven, not just on the here and now.
Rick Warren
I did 12 years with nuns, you know. So I came out of it going, like, ‘I think Jesus is all right.’ The rest of it I think stinks to the high heavens.
Denis Leary
Let Time and Chance combine, combine!
Let Time and Chance combine!
The fairest love from heaven above,
That love of yours was mine,
My Dear!
That love of yours was mine.
Thomas Carlyle
Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.
Simone de Beauvoir
Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off, Like ships that have gone down at sea When heaven was all tranquillity.
Charles Lamb
Everything smaller than Heaven bores us because only Heaven is bigger than our hearts.
Peter Kreeft
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
Boethius
Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men.
Oswald Chambers
There is no sorrow under heaven which is, or ought to be, endless. To believe or to make it so, is an insult to Heaven itself.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
Heaven’s Way does not contend, yet it certainly triumphs. It does not speak, yet it certainly answers. It does not summon, yet things come by themselves. It seems to be at rest, yet it certainly has a plan.
Laozi
The Prophet was taken by the order of God to heaven, which is a prototype of all spiritual realization in Islam. But, he had a guide; Gabriel, the angel, was his guide. He took him to heaven.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
I did not know that Ramos would prefer to send his ball up to the heavens.
Manuel Neuer
All the more vile is the stupidity of those persons who open heaven to all the impious and unbelieving without the grace of Him whom Scripture commonly teaches to be the only door whereby we enter into salvation.
John Calvin
Look, whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There is always a last time for everything.) Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
Arthur C. Clarke
The man whom heaven helps has friends enough.
Euripides
The houses of Heaven are God-built and are as enduring and incorruptible as their builder. We will have bodies after the resurrection; transfigured they will be after the model of Christ’s glorious body.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Could I find a place to be alone with heaven,
I would speak my heart out heaven is my need.
George Meredith
Who turns away from gazing at the sun Sees its dusk images fill all the air. It is not otherwise when Hope is done: Her darkling phantoms make the heaven of Despair.
Edith M. Thomas
Meditation on a passage of scripture… led a young boy into a grove of trees to commune with his heavenly Father. That is what opened the heavens in this dispensation
Ezra Taft Benson
It was one of those happy days that God grants us sometimes on earth to give us an idea of the bliss of heaven.
Johann David Wyss
Son, are you happy? I don’t mean to pry, but do you dream of Heaven? Have you ever wanted to die?
Tim Burton
It may be only glory that we seek here, but I persuade myself that, as long as we remain here, that is right. Another glory awaits us in heaven and he who reaches there will not wish even to think of earthly fame.
Petrarch
This is what heaven’s gonna be like. Not just a white church or a black church, but people.
Mr. Wrestling
If they invent a four legged chicken,” Will said, “Horace will think he’s gone to Heaven.
John Flanagan
Why did not somebody teach me the constellations, and make me at home in the starry heavens, which are always overhead, and which I don’t half know to this day?
Thomas Carlyle
Entrance into Heaven is not at the hour of death, but at the moment of conversion.
Benjamin Whichcote
Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing, from heaven is where you got it from
Kendrick Lamar
The same law that shapes the earth-star shapes the snow-star. As surely as the petals of a flower are fixed, each of these countless snow-stars comes whirling to earth…these glorious spangles, the sweeping of heaven’s floor.
Henry David Thoreau
Energy apparently increases with the amount of work to be done. When nothing of burning urgency is waiting, it decreases much sooner. Heaven seems to understand such economy.
Edith Stein
Beauty is a great gift of heaven; not for the purpose of female vanity, but a great gift for one who loves, and wishes to be beloved.
Maria Edgeworth
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ
Let God do with me what He will, anything He will; and, whatever it be, it will be either heaven itself, or some beginning of it.
William Mountford
We call heaven our home, as the best name we know to give it.
James Anthony Froude
[The Lord] has indicated that the greatest work we parents can do is performed in our homes, and our homes can be heaven, particularly when our marriages are sealed in the house of God.
Thomas S. Monson
Probably no invention came more easily to man than heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
What hell condemned, let heaven now heal.
Aberjhani
The pretended desires of many to behold the glory of Christ in heaven, who have no view of it by faith while they are here in this world, are nothing but self-deceiving imaginations.
John Owen
Nirvana isn’t a physical place. It is not like going to heaven. It just means no more individualized awareness, no aggregate body of experience.
Frederick Lenz
Brahma is the great Creator, Life a mystic drama; Heaven, and Earth, and living Nature Are but masks of Brahma.
John Stuart Blackie
Do not ask God the way to heaven; He will show you the hardest way.
Bill Vaughan
It’s a mean old world, but its up to us to make it heaven, here and now.
Robert Palmer
Heaven knows, I’ve exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination… now my new book is about what really happened to me… not my heroines.
Judith Krantz
Man is ruled by Earth. Earth is ruled by Heaven. Heaven is ruled by the Way. The Way is ruled by itself.
Laozi
The desire of love, Joy:The desire of life, Peace:The desire of the soul, Heaven:The desire of God … a flame-white secret forever.
William Sharp
Christ was vitoe magister, not scholoe; and he is the best Christian whose heart beats with the purest pulse towards heaven; not he whose head spinneth out the finest cobwebs.
Ralph Cudworth
Dolly Parton’s done ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ Anything’s possible.
Robert Plant
O happy, happy morning! O dear, familiar place! / O warm, sweet tears of Heaven, fast falling on my face! / O well-remembered, rainy wind, blow all my care away, / That I may be a child again this blissful morn of May.
Celia Thaxter
Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
Bill Hybels
Knowing heaven is what heals us on earth.
Mitch Albom
I speak of that learning which wakes us acquainted with the boundless extent of nature, and the universe, and which even while we remain in this world, discovers to us both heaven, earth, and sea.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Praise, more divine than prayer; prayer points our ready path to heaven; praise is already there.
Edward Young
Even the paradise of fools is not an unpleasant abode while it is inhabitable.
William Ralph Inge
For disappointments, that come not by our own folly, they are the trials or corrections of Heaven: and it is our own fault, if they prove not our advantage.
William Penn
I read this book when I was young. It’s about a black girl growing up in Heaven, Ohio. The cover has a black girl with clouds behind her. It was the first book cover I ever saw with a girl that looked like me.
Jamila Woods
Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.
Saint Ignatius
It was a childish ignorance, But now ’tis little joy To know I’m further off from heaven Than when I was a boy.
Thomas Hood
I love performing outside because it’s as if the heavens are open and the elements become part of the stage show as well – you know, the wind and the rain and the thunder. It’s almost as if there’s a sense of invocation in performance.
Florence Welch
In Heaven, you’re going to get just about whatever you want. Heaven’s the place where all your heart’s desires will be fulfilled – if they’re good ones. Put in your order now!
David Berg
By affliction He teaches us many precious lessons, which without it we should never learn. By affliction He shows us our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, makes us long for heaven.
J. C. Ryle
His throne is the pulpit. He stands in Christ’s stead. His message is the Word of God. Around him are immortal souls. The Savior, unseen, is beside him. The Holy Spirit broods over the congregation. Angels gaze upon the scene, and heaven and hell await the issue. What associations and what vast responsibility!
Matthew Simpson
The dignity of man into your hands is given;
Oh, keep it well, with you it sinks or lifts itself to heaven.
Friedrich Schiller
Have you ever thought of yourself as a junior angel crowned with glory and honor? Every one of our Father in Heaven’s children is great in His sight. If the Lord sees greatness in you, how then should you see yourself?
L. Tom Perry
Sincerity is the way of heaven.
Confucius
There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.
Aldous Huxley
Jesus didn’t save you so you could cruise to heaven in a luxury liner. He wants you to be useful in His kingdom! The moment you got saved, He enrolled you in His school the school of suffering and affliction.
David Wilkerson
You and your horse. His strength and beauty. Your knowledge and patience and determination and understanding and love. That’s what fuses the two of you onto this marvelous partnership that makes you wonder, “What can heaven offer any better then what I have here on earth?”.
Monica Dickens
Upon death the believer goes immediately into the presence of Christ in heaven, a realm far better than this earth. Heaven is our true home.
Paul P. Enns
No one I know actually reads what I write, so thank heavens for you strangers.
Sarah Vowell
If the earth is fit for laughter then surely heaven is filled with it. Heaven is the birthplace of laughter.
Martin Luther
Marriage is a fight to the death. Before contracting it, the two parties concerned implore the benediction of Heaven because to promise to love each other forever is the rashest of enterprises.
Honore de Balzac
A musical film is my idea of heaven. You can pre-record, you don’t have to sing live. Singing live was the bit I hated the most. I never felt like a confident singer.
Billie Piper
Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven’s bounty and glory of life and freedom.
Khalil Gibran
It’s great when it all comes together in a great musical like ‘Sweeney Todd,’ when Stephen Sondheim writes songs from heaven, the book is good and the staging is good. But it’s very rare when that happens.
Dennis DeYoung
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
Charles Caleb Colton
Milton has carefully marked in his Satan the intense selfishness, the alcohol of egotism, which would rather reign in hell than serve in heaven.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening. And he would be waiting for me there.
David Mitchell
We are all blessed ones. Heaven is no longer in the clouds. It is right here, all around us, everywhere; we must only open our eyes to see it.
Kim Kardashian
If it’s that difficult for a rich man to get into heaven, think how terrible it must be for a poor man to get in . He doesn’t even have a bribe for the gatekeeper.
Reverend Ike
And thus was kept the first Christmas, the Christmas in the year one, with carols by the choir of heaven, and God’s own Son, the Saviour of the world, coming as a Christmas gift for all mankind.
George Hodges (theologian)
We may learn by practice such things upon earth as shall be of use to us in heaven. Piety, unostentatious piety, is never out of place.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
This world has angels all too few, and heaven is overflowing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What a pleasure to have children in Heaven and to watch them grow and develop without the Devil and all his imps around and without sin and the Curse and all the pain, sorrow and crying! It will be pure pleasure to have children in Heaven!
David Berg
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Stephen Hawking
I go on ‘Sunday Brunch’ and Simon Rimmer’s mashed potato is like heaven.
Bob Mortimer
God wants to see human beings, not ghosts who shun the world. . . . Our marriage must be a ‘yes’ to God’s earth. It must strengthen our resolve to do and accomplish something on earth. I fear that Christians who venture to stand on earth on only one leg will stand in heaven on only one leg too.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Our dreams are the forgotten path to Heaven.
Harold Klemp
I think there’s many a slaveholder’ll get to Heaven. They don’t know better. They acts up to the light they have.
Harriet Tubman
The kingdom of heaven is already in existence if we will have it, that perfection is already in man if he will see it.
Swami Vivekananda
Thank heaven for little girls!
For little girls get bigger every day.
Alan Jay Lerner
To paraphrase the great poet Dante, the heavens swirl above us and our eyes are still cast to the ground.
Vanna Bonta
good girls go to heaven and bad girls go everywhere
Helen Gurley Brown
You are not supposed to get it. It’s a paradox. All of mathematics is built on paradoxes. That’s the biggest paradox of all-all this orderliness, and at the heart, impossibility. Contradiction. Heaven built on the foundations of hell.
David Leavitt
For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are ‘musts.’ Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club.
Martin Luther
In heaven we are all ghostwriters, if we write at all.
Robert Frost
And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of Him.
Corrie Ten Boom
Literature as a whole is not an aggregate of exhibits with red and blue ribbons attached to them, like a cat-show, but the range of articulate human imagination as it extends from the height of imaginative heaven to the depth of imaginative hell.
Northrop Frye
The average American can get into the kingdom of heaven much more easily than he can get into the Boulevard St. Germain.
W. Somerset Maugham
I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
No thanks,” said Digory, “I don’t know that I care much about living on and on after everyone I know is dead. I’d rather live an ordinary time and die and go to Heaven.
C. S. Lewis
My hope, my heaven, my trust must be, My gentle guide, in following thee.
Walter Scott
Patch up thine old body for heaven.
William Shakespeare
I wouldn’t trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.
Adrian Rogers
There ought to be a special place in heaven for coaches’ wives.
Bear Bryant
It was the winter wild, While the Heaven-born child, All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.
John Milton
But in the great hour Heaven sent the German people a great man, Herr von Cuno.
Adolf Hitler
Jesus preached more and taught more about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry than he did about heaven and hell. Shouldn’t that tell us something?
John Grisham
Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today…
John Lennon
Dream Song: The heavens Go with me.
Frances Densmore
Christians don’t believe that goodness gets you to heaven. Christians believe it’s exhausting to rely on your own goodness to please God.
Timothy Keller
When you strip all of this down it’s just about a God in Heaven who loves you very much. And created in you a heart for Him…Your heart was fashioned by Jesus and for Jesus.
Louie Giglio
The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling… every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.
John Muir
That which we look on with unselfish love
And true humility is surely ours,
Even as a lake looks at the stars above
And makes within itself a heaven of stars.
Mary Gardiner Brainard
Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.
Rumi
The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.
Pope Pius V
Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.
Fanny Crosby
The Revelation speaks powerfully today, and its message to us is the same as it was to the early Church: that “there is not a square inch of ground in heaven or on earth or under the earth in which there is peace between Christ and Satan.”.
Gary North
Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.
Hildegard of Bingen
To be mistaken is a misfortune to be pitied; but to know the truth and not to conform one’s actions to it is a crime which Heaven and Earth condemn.
Giuseppe Mazzini
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
Persius
If there’s a God in heaven, what’s he waiting for? If He can’t hear the children, then he must see the war.
Elton John
What happened was no accident. Everything was preordained. True, the will was free, but heaven also made its ordinances.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I’m fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans.
Osama bin Laden
A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Everybody that is just is called to form part of the Kingdom of Heaven-whether they be Buddhas, Jews, or Atheists-as long as they are good.
Pope John Paul II
To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one’s idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven.
Delphine de Girardin
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
Mark Twain
I worry about a lot of things, but I don’t worry about achievements. I worry primarily about whether there are nightclubs in Heaven.
Tom Waits
The human spirit is not indestructible; but a courageous few discover that, when in hell, they are granted a glimpse of heaven.
Anthony Storr
The greatest attribute of heaven is mercy; And ’tis the crown of justice, and the glory
John Fletcher
Christ is born: glorify Him. Christ comes from heaven: go out to meet Him. Christ descends to earth: let us be raised on high.
Gregory of Nazianzus
I am still raw. I say I may be back. You know what lies are for. Even in your Zen heaven we shan’t meet.
Sylvia Plath
He was a very young boy; quite a little child. His hair still hung in curls about his face, and his eyes were very bright; but their light was of Heaven, not earth.
Charles Dickens
Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world—everything is hidden in you.
Hildegard of Bingen
Nothing can be more sublime this side of heaven than the singing of this noble Psalm by a vast congregation. It is all ablaze with grateful adoration.
Charles Spurgeon
We celebrate our intelligence, possessions, looks, talent, and achievements. Heaven celebrates how we used all of it.
LeCrae
This little member can behold the earth, and in a moment view things as high as heaven.
Stephen Charnock
Lord, what music hast thou provided for Thy saints in heaven, when Thou affordest bad men such music on earth!
Izaak Walton
I am comforted by the assurance that there will be beautiful music in heaven, and for that I am most grateful.
Spencer W. Kimball
A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world but a child in RELIGION. When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him.
Swami Vivekananda
It is certain that this is not only good which the Almighty has done, but that it is best; He hath reckoned all your steps to heaven.
Samuel Rutherford
Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense as largely send: He gave to mis’ry (all he had) a tear, He gained from Heav’n (‘t was all he wish’d) a friend.
Thomas Gray
My understanding of Heaven has expanded and deepened since my first encounter with visions and dreams of Heaven.
Akiane Kramarik
Even today I am not ashamed to say that, overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for granting me the good fortune of being permitted to live at this time.
Adolf Hitler
She had for so many years been trying to be like other people, that she was now like nothing in heaven or earth.
Mary Webb
When I saw my first movie, I was fine, but I thought, “Oh, my heavens. It’s not about just standing there on my mark and saying these lines. I need to actually act.”
Blake Lively
The literary scene is filled with young people now, which is a great joy. They seem fully capable of saving the world, as we failed to do when young, though heaven knows we tried.
Connie Wanek
By Heaven, my soul is purg’d from grudging hate; And with my hand I seal my true heart’s love
William Shakespeare
See the mountains kiss high Heaven And the waves clasp one another; No sister-flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea – What is all this sweet work worth If thou kiss not me?
Percy Bysshe Shelley
He will be our comfort and solace, our guide and counselor, our salvation and exaltation, for “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Heber J. Grant
From the accounts of those who have had glimpses of Heaven in visions and revelations, it seems that we do mature somewhat in Heaven. Those who arrive in their youth grow to maturity, while older people appear more middle-aged, in the prime of life.
David Berg
Today is a goblet day. The whole heavens have been mingled with exquisite skill to a delicious flavor, and the crystal cup put to every lip. Breathing is like ethereal drinking. It is a luxury simply to exist.
Henry Ward Beecher
Away with tears and fears and troubles! United in wedlock with the eternal Godhead Itself, our nature ascends into the Heaven of Heavens. So it would be impious to call ourselves ‘miserable.’ On the contrary, Man is a creature whom the Angels-were they capable of envy-would envy. Let us lift up our hearts!
C. S. Lewis
The age of every man shall be acknowledged before him in Heaven, and every man shall be rewarded for his willing service and for his time.
Julian of Norwich
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
We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
Tryon Edwards
Unbelief does nothing but darken and destroy. It makes the world a moral desert, where no divine footsteps are heard, where no angels ascend and descend, where no living hand adorns the fields, feeds the birds of heaven, or regulates events.
Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher
Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.
Edward Young
I played several maids in my career. I was tired of the maid after ‘Far From Heaven.’ I said, no more maids. Until I realized how difficult it was to get a role other than a maid, sometimes, in Hollywood, and sometimes you have to choose your battles, for lack of a better term.
Viola Davis
The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This first glance of a soul which does not yet know itself is like dawn in the heavens; it is the awakening of something radiant and unknown.
Victor Hugo
All arrangements that are carried out between heaven and earth are carried out through angels.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
And God would bid His warfare cease,
Saying all things were well;
And softly make a rosy peace,
A peace of Heaven with Hell.
William Butler Yeats
No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.
Alexander Pope
O my Lord Jesus Christ, if I could be in heaven without Thee, it would be hell; and if I could be in hell, and have Thee still, it would be heaven to me, for Thou are all the heaven I want.
Samuel Rutherford
Mormonism truly was a part of my every decision since the day I was born. It taught me to serve others and to feel comfort about the next life. Who doesn’t want to live for eternity and have a ‘mansion in heaven’? It sounded like a rad deal to me when I was in my teenage years.
Dan Reynolds
The arrogance of some Christians would close heaven to them if, to their misfortune, it existed.
Simone de Beauvoir
The principle of faith is as firm as the very pillars of heaven.
Rudger Clawson
My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol.
Charlotte Bronte
The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation.
Charles Spurgeon
Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
Sydney Smith
China is a heaven compared to North Korea.
Lee Hyeon-seo
Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive But to be young was very heaven.
William Wordsworth
Heaven, on occasion, half opens its arms to us; and that is the great moment.
Victor Hugo
Thine to work as well as pray, Clearing thorny wrongs away; Plucking up the weeds of sin, Letting heaven’s warm sunshine in.
John Greenleaf Whittier
He is the richest man in the esteem of the world who has gotten the most. He is the richest man in the esteem of Heaven who has given the most.
F.B. Meyer
From yon blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
… and she held out a pretty gold ring. ‘Put it,’ she said, ‘on the fourth finger of my left hand, and I am yours and you are mine; and we shall leave Earth and make our own Heaven yonder.’
Charlotte Bronte
If we want to be known in heaven and feared in hell we must be willing to lose our reputation here on earth.
Loren Cunningham
The happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight sweet, And left to Heaven the rest.
John Vance Cheney
Why make disciples? Because heaven and hell exist, and the end of the world is coming.
David Platt
The self is like a baseball. Throw it back to the divine pitcher who pitched it to you in the first place, and the game of love goes on. Hold it, and the game is over. That is the difference between Heaven and Hell.
Peter Kreeft
Heaven has no place for the erroneous belief that Christ died because we are worth it. Christ’s death in our place had nothing to do with our worth but with the depths of our sin, the demands made by God’s justice, and His eternal glory.
Dave Hunt
From that high mount of God whence light and shade Spring both, the face of brightest heaven had changed To grateful twilight.
John Milton
An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution.
George Haven Putnam
As an army marches on its stomach, I vacation on mine. And for that reason, among others, I found myself in holiday heaven in Singapore.
Fiona Bruce
How long does it take man to realize that he cannot want what he wants? You have to live in hell to see heaven.
William S. Burroughs
There is a world above, Where parting is unknown; A whole eternity of love, Form’d for the good alone; And faith beholds the dying here Translated to that happier sphere.
James Montgomery
All the way to heaven is heaven, because Jesus said, “I am the way.
St. Catherine of Siena
When you see that sunset or that panoramic view of God’s finest expressed in nature, and the beauty just takes your breath away, remember it is just a glimpse of the real thing that awaits you in heaven.
Greg Laurie
A lot of people think Heaven is sitting around on a cloud playing a harp all day, doing nothing except being holy – and they don’t find it very appealing! Thank God that is not what Heaven is like!
David Berg
Fate, Chance, God’s Will — we all try to account for our lives somehow. What are the chances that two raindrops, flung from the heavens, will merge on a windowpane? Gotta be Fate.
Robert Breault
Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. For all that can be shaken will be shaken and only the unshakeable remains.
C. S. Lewis
He went up to heaven, located his dog. Not only that, but he rejoined his arm.
Johnny Cash
Angels are innumerable heavenly beings – immortal and invincible creations of God. He is the Lord of the hosts of heaven.
David Jeremiah
Confidence begets confidence.
Courage, an independent spark from heaven’s bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant, high, alone.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
Plautus
There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love.
Henry David Thoreau
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Benjamin Franklin
Heaven will ask things of you at some point, perhaps small things at first. You must be ready.
Marshall Vian Summers
Whoever yields properly to Fate, is deemed Wise among men, and knows the laws of heaven.
Euripides
Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song. By grace we learn to sing, and in glory we continue to sing. What will some of you do when you get to heaven, if you go on grumbling all the way? Do not hope to get to heaven in that style. But now begin to bless the name of the Lord.
Charles Spurgeon
To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.
Ellis Peters
Advice to aspiring ministers: Get in the Word. Stay in the Word. Master the Word. And for heaven’s sake, preach the Word!
R. C. Sproul
I am so proud of my family, and I am happy to give them all the limelight they want because heaven knows I got more than I need.
Justin Trudeau
If there is one thing that the women and men of the late 20th century who have an awareness and enjoyment of history can be sure of, it is that Islam was not sent from Heaven to foster egotism and mediocrity.
Fatema Mernissi
You can count the dead, but you can’t count the cost. We’ve got no math for Heaven.
Colum McCann
Virtue tested: “Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart?
Khalil Gibran
Words give wings to the mind and make a man soar to heaven.
Aristophanes
I haven’t met God and I haven’t been to heaven, so I’m skeptical.
Mark Strand
Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man’s mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
Francis Bacon
For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God – upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts.
Henry Norris Russell
I choose my love for Lucinda,” he called to Heaven and Earth, to the angels all around him and the ones who weren’t there. To the soul of the one true thing he loved the most, wherever she was. “I now reaffirm my choice: I choose Lucinda over everything. And I will until the end.” -Daniel Grigori, Passion
Lauren Kate
Every man must get to Heaven his own way.
Frederick The Great
This I can declare: things that are in heaven are more real than things that are in the world.
Emanuel Swedenborg
… the English are very fond of being entertained, and … they regard the French and the American people as destined by Heaven to amuse them.
M. E. W. Sherwood
Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine attributes of our Father in Heaven.
James E. Faust
I’m tired of advertising! I’m looking for new solutions that make people laugh and amuse. Italian creativity is too narrow, it still hasn’t overcome the dichotomy limits between heaven and hell.
Renzo Rosso
Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean, higher than any bird ever flew, longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens, I’ve been in love with you.
Dan Fogelberg
All is well, practice kindness, heaven is nigh.
Jack Kerouac
If two angels were sent down from heaven -one to conduct an empire and the other to sweep the streets -they would feel no inclination to change employment because an angel would know that no matter what we are doing, it’s an opportunity to bring joy, deepen our understanding and expand our life.
Isaac Newton
I had written ‘Cafe de Flore’ with ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in mind.
Jean-Marc Vallee
Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life’s problems fall into place of their own accord. J.I. Packer
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.
C. S. Lewis
The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.
Morihei Ueshiba
In six days the Lord created the heavens and the earth and all the wonders therein. There are some of us who feel that He might have taken just a little more time.
Kinky Friedman
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a “new heaven” first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I have brightness in my soul, which strains toward Heaven. I am like a bird!
Jenny Lind
I love to give the fans what they want. They’re what I miss most when I’m not wrestling. That time in the ring is like being in heaven for me.
Hulk Hogan
From all the offspring of the earth and heaven love is the most precious.
Sappho
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo
No salvation without regeneration – no spiritual life without a new birth – no heaven without a new heart.
J. C. Ryle
I don’t discriminate when it comes to melon. I’m very open-minded. I really don’t mind; I can’t say I like any one better than the other. You can put them all in! A little melon mix salad, and I’m just in heaven.
Paolo Nutini
She got to go to heaven four days early.
William J. Clinton
Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are.
Henry Van Dyke
There is an economy in Heaven. There are cities in Heaven, and there are people who lead and people who don’t lead, people who are rewarded and people who are not rewarded.
Bruce Wilkinson
Would you ascend to Heaven and bodiless dwell?
Or take your bodies honorless to Hell?
In Heaven you have heard no marriage is,
No white flesh tinder to your lecheries
John Crowe Ransom
I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.
Bob Dylan
When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
Paulo Coelho
Blessed be those souls who are glad! They are a salve for sorrow and fatigue. A sun in days of darkness, a joy in sorrow, a ray of heaven shining through the uncertainness of earth.
Candace Wheeler
In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.
William Gurnall
I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven.
Desmond Tutu
Futurity is impregnable to mortal ken: no prayer pierces through heaven’s adamantine walls. Whether the birds fly right or left, whatever be the aspect of the stars, the book of nature is a maze, dreams are a lie, and every sign a falsehood.
Friedrich Schiller
Do not say that every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to dying. Every day you spend on this earth is a day closer to finally living.
Yasmin Mogahed
Am I going to go to Heaven or Hell when I die? No. Is there going to be a second coming, and people are going to be stricken down? I find all that exclusionary.
Holly Hunter
Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats.
Jim Elliot
We humans are destined to live with our feet on the earth and our heads in the heavens, and we can never be at peace because we are pulled both ways.
Kent Nerburn
It would be mockery to call such dreariness heaven at all.
Edgar Allan Poe
If our Creator has so bountifully provided for our existence here, which is but momentary, and for our temporal wants, which will soon be forgotten, how much more must He have done for our enjoyment in the everlasting world?
Hosea Ballou
Nobody travels better than Northern State fans and nobody knows the game better than Northern State fans. If I’d die and went to heaven and I was coaching, it would be at Wachs Arena.
Don Meyer
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
Plato
Jean Paul Sartre says in “No Exit” that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth.
Alan Alda
Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.
Eden Ahbez
Angels contented with their face in heaven,
Seek not the praise of men.
John Milton
Now I love to feel that warm southern rain, Just to hear it fall is the sweetest sounding thing. And to see it fall on your simple country dress It’s like heaven to me I must confess.
Ben Harper
Morning exercise, walking in the free, invigorating air of heaven, or cultivating flowers, small fruits, and vegetables, is the surest safeguard against colds, coughs, congestion of the brain, inflammation of the liver, the kidneys, and the lungs, and a hundred other diseases.
Ellen G. White
Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace.
Charles Spurgeon
Every man who steeps himself in the spiritual possibilities of his heart is a valuable helper in the building of the spiritual pyramid which will someday reach to heaven.
Wassily Kandinsky
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
Anne Nicol Gaylor
People do not care to give alms without some security for their money; and a wooden leg or a withered arm is a sort of draft upon heaven for those who choose to have their money placed to account there.
Henry Mackenzie
The heavens call to you, and circle about you, displaying to you their eternal splendors, and your eye gazes only to earth.
Dante Alighieri
I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
William Howard Taft
To be young was very heaven!
William Wordsworth
Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven.
Robert Browning
I really don’t think I could consent to go to Heaven if I thought there were no animals there.
George Bernard Shaw
Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
James A. Baldwin
There are two avenues from the little passions and the drear calamities of earth; both lead to the heaven and away from hell-Art and Science. But art is more godlike than science; science discovers, art creates.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Heaven is angered by my arrogance; my proof [of the four-color theorem] is also defective.
Hermann Minkowski
A Christian expects to go to Heaven on the virtue of another.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Those who love are but one step from heaven.
James Russell Lowell
You have seen a ship out on the bay, swinging with the tide, and seeming as if it would follow it; and yet it cannot, for down beneath the water it is anchored. So many a soul sways toward heaven, but cannot ascend thither, because it is anchored to some secret sin.
Henry Ward Beecher
Kids today learn a lot about getting to the moon, but very little about getting to heaven.
David Jeremiah
It is only as we focus our thoughts on heaven that we will correctly interpret life on earth.
Paul P. Enns
They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they’ll go to heaven and Jews will not.
Neale Donald Walsch
Whoever seeks God as a means toward desired ends will not find God. The mighty God, the maker of heaven and earth, will not be one of many treasures, not even the chief of all treasures. He will be all in all or He will be nothing. God will not be used.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
My room was in one of those turrets and at night I could hear the sea and the faint rustle of eelgrass in the soft wind. The weather was perfect that summer. No storms. Blue skies and just the right amount of wind every day. The sailors were in heaven.
Katherine Page
But while I breathe Heaven’s air and Heaven looks down on me, And smiles at my best meanings, I remain Mistress of mine own self and mine own soul.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with him right now-to be happy with him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means.
Mother Teresa
Our valleys may be filled with foes and tears; but we can lift our eyes to the hills to see God and the angels, heaven’s spectators, who support us according to God’s infinite wisdom as they prepare our welcome home.
Billy Graham
Getting into heaven has nothing to do with what we do for Christ, but rather what He has already done for us.
Tim Kimmel
God could create the world in six days because he didn’t have to make it compatible with the previous version.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company
Mark Twain
When you learn to love hell you will be in heaven.
Thaddeus Golas
How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above?
Brian Greene
And so, being in Heaven, it was easy for him to lose sight of earth.
Victor Hugo
Communication is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get through to us.
Joseph Stowell
Kneel down to pray. Step up to serve. Reach out to rescue. Each is a vital page of God’s blueprint to make a house a home and a home a heaven.
Thomas S. Monson
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
Edward Young
We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job.
Phil Robertson
Virtue preserv’d from fell destruction’s blast,
Led on by heaven, and crown’d with joy at last.
William Shakespeare
I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.
C. S. Lewis
We must make a great difference between God’s Word and the word of man. A man’s word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly.
Martin Luther
Heaven is not a club we enter. Heaven is a state we attain, in accordance with our “capacity to receive” a blessed and sanctified nature.
Terryl L. Givens
In ‘7th Heaven,’ more than ‘Teen Wolf,’ was that I got to learn more about my character. In ‘Teen Wolf,’ I’d always get a new arc for that character every season, which was discovery for me.
Tyler Hoechlin
Ps 119:89-91: The settled Word in Heaven makes for a solid foundation on earth and a safe path for today.
Jim Elliot
The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance.
Thomas More
Heaven and Earth are not kind. They regard all things as offerings.
Laozi
I’ve opened up my school in California in a beautiful facility on Ventura Boulevard. I’m always in heaven when I’m doing my classes.
Tasha Smith
Heaven’s Way gives no favors. It always remains with good people.
Laozi
Heaven is something that we can easily get excited and thrilled about and look forward to. It will be like Christmas is for children, only it will be the greatest Christmas we’ve ever had!
David Berg
Jesus was the first great teacher of men who showed a genuine sympathy for childhood. When He said “Of such is the kingdom of heaven,” it was a revelation.
Edward Eggleston
Heaven is not the wide blue sky but the place where corporeality is begotten in the house of the Creative.
Lu Yen-hsun
Joy is the serious business of heaven.
C. S. Lewis
It’s all written out, you know. Everything is fate. All written out in Heaven, or written out in Hell.
Bill Roorbach
When it comes to comedy, they always say, “JackГ©e, whatever comes to your mind.” But heaven forbid I can’t think of something. It’s never happened yet, thank God. I may knock on wood.
Jackee Harry
Happiness or misfortune are prescribed by law of Heaven, but their source comes from ourselves.
Nguyen Du
My history shouts the power of the blood of Jesus. My presence demonstrates the absolute love, affection and purpose of God for my life. My future is drawing me into a hope-filled life that has a purpose of saying, ‘on earth as it is in Heaven.’
Bill Johnson
There are laws of nature – of course there are – even if they don’t exist in some sort of bizarre Platonic Heaven.
L.A. Paul
Jesus is not a good way to heaven, nor even the best way. He is the only way to heaven.
Steven J Lawson
Now the windows, blinded by the glare of the empty square, had fallen asleep. The balconies declared their emptiness to heaven; the open doorways smelt of coolness and wine.
Bruno Schulz
You go on being reincarnated until you reach the actual Truth. Heaven and Hell are just a state of mind. We are all here to become Christ-like. The actual world is an illusion.
George Harrison
It is the duty of a man of honor to teach others the good which he has not been able to do himself because of the malignity of the times, that this good finally can be done by another more loved in heaven.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Seeking Heaven through righteousness is not seeking righteousness, but something else;–it is not loving goodness for goodness’ sake, but for its rewards.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.
John Updike
This is really just a rental home for me here on earth, my true home is up in Heaven, and my hope lies in that. I’m here to live a good life and get as many people as I can to go to Heaven with me
Scotty McCreery
[One] must look into hell before one has any right to speak of heaven.
Bertrand Russell
Even the facts of science may dust the mind by their dryness, unless they are … rendered fertile by the dews of fresh and living truth. Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
Henry David Thoreau
The reason the church doesn’t deal with some of these questions about Heaven is they’re afraid of the answers! If you could have babies in Heaven, then you could have sex in Heaven!-And that’s horrifying to the churches!
David Berg
Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can’t get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn’t grow up into.
Elizabeth Bibesco
When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people.
Wovoka
Heaven with my angel. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Sylvia Day
Do you think god stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created here on earth?
Steve Buscemi
The sky is not the limit, only Heaven’s the limit, and there’s no limit in Heaven!
David Berg
The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I’m here.
Billy Graham
Seek on earth what you have found in heaven.
George William Russell
If India adopted the doctrine of love as an active part of her religion and introduced it in her politics. Swaraj would descend upon India from heaven. But I am painfully aware that that event is far off as yet.
Mahatma Gandhi
Dreams are the wanderings of the spirit though all nine heavens and all nine earths.
Lu Yen-hsun
They were enjoying the happy hour that seldom comes but once in any life, the magical moment which bestows youth on the old, beauty on the plain, wealth on the poor, and gives human hearts a foretaste of heaven.
Louisa May Alcott
It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
Orson F. Whitney
Then grew a wrinkle on fair Venus’ brow, The amber sweet of love is turn’d to gall! Gloomy was Heaven; bright Phoebus did avow He would be coy, and would not love at all; Swearing no greater mischief could be wrought, Than love united to a jealous thought.
Robert Greene
Reality the iconoclast once more. Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem.
C. S. Lewis
The biggest impact I can have for what I want to do, the results I want to have with what God’s given me, is to help as many people as possible get to heaven.
Thomas Monaghan
I think while zealots fast and frown,
And fight for two or seven,
That there are fifty roads to town,
And rather more to Heaven.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed
God, send me an angel from the heavens above. Send me an angel to heal my broken heart from being in love, ’cause all I do is cry. God, send me an angel to wipe the tears from my eyes.
Amanda Perez
I am in an altogether new world now. I can think of nothing more wonderful. It is a real touch of all that heaven means.
Laura Hillenbrand
Imagine there’s no heaven… it’s easy if you try.
John Lennon
One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure, in the common, the near at hand-to see that heaven lies about us here in this world.
John Burroughs
Like the Roman town grid, the New York plan was laid down on largely empty land, a city designed in advance of being inhabited; if the Romans consulted the heavens for guidance in this effort, the city fathers of New York consulted the banks.
Richard Sennett
For in that universal call,
Few bankers will to heaven be mounters;
They’ll cry, “Ye shops, upon us fall!
Conceal and cover us, ye counters!
When other hands the scales shall hold,
And they, in men’s and angels’ sight
Produced with all their bills and gold,
‘Weigh’d in the balance and found light!’
Jonathan Swift
I’d found heaven and grabbed it as tightly as I could, but it was unraveling, an insubstantial thread sliding between my fingers, too fine to hold.
Maggie Stiefvater
Had it pleas’d heaven
To try me with affliction * * *
I should have found in some place of my soul
A drop of patience.
William Shakespeare
Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.
Jack Kerouac
Hopefully I’ll be the first Mexican-American going into Hillbilly Heaven.
Freddy Fender
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
Andrew Jackson
To be prayerless is to be without God, without Christ, without grace, without hope, and without heaven.
J. C. Ryle
Hark! She is called, the parting hour is come. Take thy farewell, poor world! Heaven must go home. . . .
Richard Crashaw
We have no evidence whatsoever that the soul perishes with the body.
Mahatma Gandhi
The idea of heaven is Christianity’s way of creating a hell on earth.
Marilyn Manson
Heaven no longer exists, nor does the earth.
Kohta Hirano
I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they’ve been through hell on Earth.
Liza Minnelli
There is lasting kindness in Heaven when no kindness is found upon earth.
Lady Gregory
I begin to see that a man’s got to be in his own heaven to be happy.
Mark Twain
The law of heaven is love.
Hosea Ballou
[Completely bored by a country weekend, wiring to a friend:] For heaven’s sake, rush me a loaf of bread, enclosing saw and file.
Dorothy Parker
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
Dante Alighieri
Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Matthew McConaughey
I MAY NOT BE MUCH ELSE IN THIS WORLD BUT I GUARANTEE YOU I AM GETTING INTO RAPPER HEAVEN.
Doseone
Science boasts of the distance of its stars; of the terrific remoteness of the things of which it has to speak. But poetry and religion always insist upon the proximity, the almost menacing closeness of the things with which they are concerned. Always the Kingdom of Heaven is “At Hand.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If, in all the cities, every house that is past repairing could be pulled down or burned up, how great would be the crash, how heaven-high the conflagration. It would be a veritable crack of Doom and glare of the Judgment.
Albion Fellows Bacon
I bear my humble witness to you that the great God of heaven will open doors and means in a way we never would have supposed, to help all those who truly want a years supply…All we have to do is to decide, commit to it, and then keep the commitment. Miracles will take place.
Vaughn J Featherstone
I literally finished 7th Heaven, went up to Toronto, and started SAW. So, it was definitely a little mind change.
Beverley Mitchell
Our lives laid down in war and peace may not
Be found acceptable in Heaven’s sight.
And that they may be is the only prayer
Worth praying. May my sacrifice
Be found acceptable in Heaven’s sight.
Robert Frost
The stranger might laugh and seem to enjoy the writing, but you hug to yourself the thought that they didn’t quite understand its force and quality the way you do – just as your friends (thank heavens) don’t also fall in love with the person you are going on and on about to them.
Stephen Fry
I believe it matters how you treat people. I believe in Heaven. I don’t believe that this is it, and then we’re done. I have a lovely relationship with God, although when I’ve lost someone or I’ve seen a sick child, I’ve had conversations with Him in which I’ve had to ask, ‘How can that be right?’
Melissa McCarthy
Hallelujah for the Heaven we have in our hearts with the Love of Jesus, His Spirit, and the Heaven we have in our Homes with each other and our love together and our work and service together for Him. It’s really a little bit of Heaven right here and now!
David Berg
Heav’n is not always got by running.
Francis Quarles
To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.
Ezra Taft Benson
7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it’s a 9:00 to 10:00 show.
Gregory Harrison
We are in this life as it were in another man’s house…. In heaven is our home, in the world is our Inn: do not so entertain thyself in the Inn of this world for a day as to have thy mind withdrawn from longing after thy heavenly home.
Gerhard
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
People say, “Well, we’re all just going to die and go to heaven anyway, or Jesus is going to come back” or something. I don’t feel like God wants us just to lay down and die just because that’s going to happen. I think we should keep trying.
Charlie Daniels
Heaven and Hell are imaginary creation of ignorant minds.
Gautama Buddha
A Christian is not simply a person who is forgiven and goes to heaven. A Christian, in terms of his or her deepest identity, is a saint, a spiritually born child of God, a divine masterpiece, a child of light, a citizen of heaven.
Neil T Anderson
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
William Cullen Bryant
The way to Heaven is straight and narrow: they who wish to arrive at that place of bliss by walking in the paths of pleasure shall be disappointed; and therefore few reach it, because few are willing to use violence to themselves in resisting temptations.
Alphonsus Liguori
Teachers and nurses get the best seats in Heaven.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I am a fan of the vampire shows, especially ‘True Blood.’ I’m obsessed with it. I got to meet the entire cast at Comic-Con and hang out with them. And that was awesome. I basically died and went to heaven.
Nina Dobrev
Heaven is on this earth. There are no angels on the clouds with twanging harps… That’s just another man’s fantasy.
John Lydon
Think of working forever at something you love to do, for one you love with all your heart, and never getting tired! We will never know weariness in heaven.
Billy Graham
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name; such tricks hath strong imagination.
William Shakespeare
Nothing exists without music, for the universe itself is said to have been framed by a kind of harmony of sounds, and the heaven itself revolves under the tone of that harmony.
Isidore of Seville
Heaven and Earth are meeting in a storm that, when it’s over, will leave the air purer and the leaves fertile, but before that happens, houses will be destroyed, centuries- old trees will topple, paradises will be flooded.
Paulo Coelho
Earth has one angel less and heaven one more, since yesterday.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
All true patriots will meet in heaven.
Charlotte Corday
Jenny, all my life I have wanted to do miracles. I have wanted to be holy. I suppose it was ambition or pride or some other unworthy thing. It was not enough for me to conquer the world–I wanted to conquer heaven too.
T. H. White
If we would know what heaven is before we come thither, let us retire into the depths of our own spirits, and we shall find it there among holy thoughts and feelings.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell.
Thomas Browne
The slogan of Hell: Eat or be eaten. The slogan of Heaven: Eat and be eaten.
W. H. Auden
When the Sun Clearest shineth Serenest in the heaven, Quickly are obscured All over the earth Other stars.
Alfred the Great
The angels did not merely sin and lose heaven, but they passed beyond all other beings in sin and made themselves fit denizens for hell.
Charles Spurgeon
The Fourth of July-memorable in the history of our nation as the great day of independence to its countrymen-had no claim upon our sympathies. They made a flag and threw it to the heavens and bid it float forever; but every star in it was against us.
Henry McNeal Turner
Therefore it is the law of the mystics to see all things, to experience all things, either of heaven or earth, and yet to say little; for the souls incapable of understanding the possibility of their reach will ridicule them.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I wish I could know everything ever, like that would be my wish – that’s what I hope heaven is, that they tell you who shot JFK and all that stuff.
Louis C. K.
Laying up treasures in heaven will draw the heart heavenward.
George Muller
The whole of theology, in regard to hell no less than to heaven, takes it for granted that Man is what is of most importance in the Universe of created beings. Since all theologians are men, this postulate has met with little opposition.
Bertrand Russell
You said I’m a god. Bring me down from heaven. I…I want you to see me as a man.
Jaejoong
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Her angel’s face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
Edmund Spenser
And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling cooped we live and die, Lift not your hands to It for help-for it As impotently moves as you or I
Omar Khayyam
The way of Heaven and Earth may be completely declared in one sentence: They are without any doubleness, and so they produce things in a manner that is unfathomable.
Confucius
Something of eternal significance transpired there.
Not only was the calendar of the world changed,
but heaven itself and eternity were affected.
J. Vernon McGee
When will the church do her appointed work? She is represented as an angel of light, flying through heaven with the everlasting gospel to be proclaimed to the world. This represents the speed and directness with which the church is to prosecute her work.
Ellen G. White
When you awaken, you will see that this is Heaven on Earth, and everything in physical form is the body of God.
Leonard Jacobson
We are not alone.  Even now there are thousands of beings in heaven watching what is going on down here—a ‘great cloud of witnesses,’ the Scripture says.  It reminds me that there is so much more to our existence than what we can see.  What we do reverberates through the heavens and into eternity.
Francis Chan
I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it’s harder for a rich man to get into Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.
Michael Moore
When I settled to writing seriously, which would be in my 30s, I did expect to be published eventually, but my aspirations weren’t very high. A published book and a few appreciative readers was my idea of heaven.
Jo Beverley
Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
Ambrose Bierce
If ever household affections and loves are graceful things, they are graceful in the poor. The ties that bind the wealthy and the proud to home may be forged on earth, but those which link the poor man to his humble hearth are of the true metal and bear the stamp of heaven.
Charles Dickens
Let there be a heaven so that man may outlive his grasses.
Anne Sexton
This is the unique element in the gospel, which tells us that what we could never do, God has done. We cannot climb up to heaven to discover God, but God has come down to earth, in the person of his Son, to reveal himself to us in the only way we could really understand: in terms of a human life.
Norman Anderson
Armenian folklore has it that three apples fell from Heaven: one for the teller of a story, one for the listener, and the third for the one who ‘took it to heart.’ What a pity Heaven awarded no apple to the one who wrote the story down.
Nancy Willard
It’s true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
Moliere
…and I wonder if there is any way to adequately describe the folly that causes us to undo all the great gifts of both Earth and Heaven.
James Lee Burke
When I escaped from China and came to Hong Kong, the contrast was that China was like hell and Hong Kong like heaven. Though I was very poor, I smelled the air of freedom and was full of hope for the future. That’s the way I thought heaven is.
Jimmy Lai
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.
Mark Twain
We assume that our race simply deserves heaven; that God owes heaven to us unless we do something really bad to warrant otherwise.
David Platt
Humanity is the higher meaning of our planet, the nerve that connects this part of it with the upper world, the eye it raises to heaven.
Novalis
Frank called me one day and said, ‘I have an idea for a movie, why don’t you come over and I’ll tell you?’ So I went over and we sat down and he said, ‘This picture starts in heaven’. That shook me.
James Stewart
The Church has no double standard of morality. The moral code of heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.
Ezra Taft Benson
Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
William Wilberforce
Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet.
N. T. Wright
In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.
Teresa of Avila
Heaven might shine bright, but so do flames.
Neal Shusterman
I think I’ve been a good boy long enough and given everyone around me a fair piece of the pie as far as all of the fleeting glory and reward that comes from the heavens – or the music press, whatever you want to call it.
Jack White
Knock, And He’ll open the door Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.
Rumi
In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought… I must put a roof on this toilet.
Les Dawson
I don’t have any relationship with God and I’ve never wanted it. I don’t believe in fate or in any superior entity; if a plane crashes and people die, it’s not because Heaven said so.
Fernando Alonso
Give me, kind heaven, a private station, a mind serene for contemplation.
John Gay
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Then I read this: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:43-45). That’s it! I was thunderstruck
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Not only the phenomena of the others followed from this, but also it so bound together both the order and magnitude of all the planets and the spheres and the heaven itself, that in no single part could one thing be altered without confusion among the other parts and in all the universe.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Money goes to money heaven, body goes to body hell.
David Bowie
It is much better to be drawn by the joys of heaven, than driven by the sorrows of earth.
Charles Henry Mackintosh
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers
Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!
Rick Warren
One by one bright gifts from heaven
Joys are sent thee here below;
Take them readily when given,
Ready, too, to let them go.
Adelaide Anne Procter
I am not mad; I would to heaven I were! For then, ’tis like I should forget myself; O, if I could, what grief should I forget!
William Shakespeare
‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ by Mitch Albom – I read it in eight hours and blubbed my eyes out when it finished. I’ve thought about the story every day since.
Poppy Delevingne
When God-given, heaven-sent revival does come, it will undo in weeks the damage that blasphemous Modernism has taken years to build.
Leonard Ravenhill
I wonder what Heaven must think of the people down here on this small black speck in the universe that is earth, or of all their talk about the last few years-which are no more than a flash compared with eternity-being ‘a time of emergency.” It’s really ridiculous.
Isoroku Yamamoto
In Heaven’s happy bowers
There blossom two flowers,
One with fiery glow
And one as white as snow;
While lo! before them stands,
With pale and trembling hands,
A spirit who must choose
One, and one refuse.
Richard Watson Gilder
Heaven suits the back to the burden.
Charles Dickens
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche
People say, ‘Did you violate Heaven?’ Well, God is down here, too. If you believe in God, you believe in God here as well as 240,000 miles away.
Jim Lovell
Contemplate the extent and stability of the heavens, and then at last cease to admire worthless things.
Boethius
The armies of the day have chased the army of the night, Heaven and earth are filled with purity and light.
Rumi
There are only three great powers in the universe: God in heaven, the pope in the Vatican and DadГЎ in the great box.
Dada Maravilha
My way of communicating with God as a boy (and often even now) was through the lyrics of a song. . . . So I didn’t have the problem some people do who say, “I don’t know how to pray.” I used the songs to communicate with God. . . . To me, songs were the telephone to heaven, and I tied up the line quite a bit.
Johnny Cash
Star canto: star speaks light, and world to world
Repeats the passage of the universe
To God; the name of Christ–the one great word
Well worth all languages in earth or heaven.
Philip James Bailey
…our concern is more about going to heaven than loving the King.
Francis Chan
The myth of hell represents all the meanness, all the revenge, all the selfishness, all the cruelty, all the hatred, all the infamy of which the heart of man is capable.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.
Charles Studd
I teach and believe that God wants his people to be blessed. If we give and we are a blessing to other people, that God promises in his word that he will take care of us. Actually, says he’ll open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing so great that we can’t contain it.
Joyce Meyer
There’s no such thing beneath the heavens as conditions favorable to art. Art must crash through or perish.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner
God is our portion, Christ our companion, the Spirit our Comforter, Earth our lodge, and Heaven is our home.
Charles Spurgeon
We should render thanks to God for having produced this temporal light, which is the smile of heaven and joy of the world, spreading it like a cloth of gold over the face of the air and earth, and lighting it as a torch by which we might behold His works.
Nicolas Caussin
Man’s holiness is now his greatest happiness, and in heaven man’s greatest happiness will be his perfect holiness.
Thomas Brooks
There is no light in earth or heaven but the cold light of stars; and the first watch of night is given to the red planet Mars.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded, is because man was last created, and that which is last created is the basis of all that precedes.
Emanuel Swedenborg
A gate to nature is a gate to heaven!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Now I can only pray that there may be a God — and a heaven — or something better.
Mark Twain
If a man could mount to Heaven and survey the mighty universe, his admiration of its beauties would be much diminished unless he had someone to share in his pleasure.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.
Emily Dickinson
And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time’s iron feet can print no ruin-trace, By breezes lull’d, or by the storm-blasts driv’n, Thy majesty uplifts the mind to heaven.
Robert Montgomery
Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.
Franz Kafka
When you die and go to heaven our maker is not going to ask, ‘why didn’t you discover the cure for such and such? why didn’t you become the Messiah?’ The only question we will be asked in that precious moment is ‘why didn’t you become you?’
Elie Wiesel
To see Sridevi making tea in Boney Kapoor’s kitchen was a huge letdown. I won’t forgive him because he brought the angel down from heaven to the kitchen of his apartment.
Ram Gopal Varma
Choose to be kind. Choose to forgive. Let your love grow and shine so that people may look at the example of your life and glorify God in Heaven.
Victoria Osteen
Our children are the only possessions we can take to heaven.
Croft M. Pentz
Humility may bring you humiliation here on earth, but surely not in heaven.
Michael Ugwu Eneja
The butterfly went to heaven and became a butterfly necktie.
Onew
I am always grieved when a man of real talent dies. The world needs such men more than Heaven does.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity.
Ernest Holmes
I love Jesus, who said to us: Heaven and earth will pass away. When heaven and earth have passed away, my word will remain. What was your word, Jesus? Love? Forgiveness? Affection? All your words were one word: Wakeup.
Antonio Machado
But well-a-day, the gardener careless grew, The maids and fairies both were kept away, And in a drought the caterpillars threw Themselves upon the bud and every spray. God shield the stock! if Heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies.
William Browne
The sage says that all that is under heaven incurs the same law and the same fate.
Michel de Montaigne
Every contact you make with everyone you meet will help them or hinder them on their journey to heaven.
C. S. Lewis
Some marriages are made in heaven, Mine was made in Hong Kong, by the same people who make those little rubber pork chops they sell in the pet department at Kmart.
Tom Robbins
I have made a contract with my body. It has promised to accept harsh treatment from me on earth, and I have promised that it shall receive eternal rest in heaven.
Peter of Alcantara
The conventional heaven with its angels perpetually singing etc nearly drove me mad in my youth and made me an atheist for ten years. My opinion is that we shall be reincarnated.
David Lloyd George
Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.
Zhuangzi
I lifted my eyes to the heavens and asked for help because if God exists, there’s no way he’s French.
Andrea Pirlo
The lipstick, to make a matte that feels like heaven, is unheard of.
Pat McGrath
I acknowledge Thee, Lord of heaven and earth, and praise Thee for my first rudiments of being, and my infancy, whereof I remember nothing; for Thou hast appointed that man should from others guess much as to himself; and believe much on the strength of weak females.
Saint Augustine
Directly after God in heaven comes a Papa.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We learn to pray by praying. One can devote countless hours to examining the experiences of others, but nothing penetrates the human heart as does a personal fervent prayer and its heaven sent response.
Thomas S. Monson
Heaven is the presence of God.
Christina Rossetti
Can we outrun the heavens?
William Shakespeare
Oh! like a wreath, let Christmas mirth To-day encircle all the earth, And bind the nations with the love That Jesus brought from heaven above.
Maud Lindsay
I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.
Shana Abe
I think these days when there is so little to believe in——when the old loyalties——God, country, and the hope of Heaven——aren’t very real, we are more dependent than we should be on our friends. The only thing left to believe in——someone who seems beautiful.
William Carlos Williams
Only ignorance! only ignorance! how can you talk about only ignorance? Don’t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? — and which does the most mischief heaven only knows. If people can say, `Oh! I did not know, I did not mean any harm,’ they think it is all right.
Anna Sewell
Because of the inherent challenges of life on the earth, all of humanity is vulnerable. This is all the more reason to seek the kingdom of heaven within and find the peace that leads to understanding.
Mike Love
I am a tea connoisseur and my idea of absolute heaven is a tea shop.
Sarah Lancashire
But the blessing Christ promised, the blessing of great reward, is a reward of grace. The blessing is promised even though it is not earned. Augustine said it this way: Our rewards in heaven are a result of God’s crowning His own gifts.
R. C. Sproul
It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o’er the sea: Listen! the mighty being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thundereverlastingly.
William Wordsworth
If you would endeavor, like men of courage, to stand in the battle, surely we would feel the favorable assistance of God from heaven. For he who give the us occasion to fight, to the end we may get the victory, is ready to succor those that fight manfully, and do trust in his grace.
Thomas a Kempis
Nothing will surprise us more than when we get to heaven and see the Father and realize how well we know Him and how familiar His face is to us.
Ezra Taft Benson
Love has a way of showing you to yourself, whether through satisfaction or humiliation. It hovers over you like a magnifying glass you cannot escape, intensifying the slightest feelings of either delight or shame. No other experience makes so obvious the realities of both heaven and hell.
Marianne Williamson
How blind men are to Heaven’s gifts!
Lucan
That which exists through itself is called The Eternal. The Eternal has neither name nor shape. It is the one essence, the one primal spirit. Essence and life cannot be seen. They are contained in the light of heaven. The light of heaven cannot be seen. It is contained in the two eyes.
Bertrand Russell
Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell.
William Shakespeare
But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.
Lafcadio Hearn
I have another proof that we’re going to have food in Heaven! And man did eat angel’s food.-Manna! So angels can eat food!
David Berg
We can’t afford the wrath of Heaven. We survived a deluge by the skin of our teeth, but an economic crisis would be disastrous.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Be purity of life the test, leave to the heart, to heaven the rest.
Charles Sprague Sargent
Ah, what a life is theirs who live in Christ; How vast the mystery! Reaching in height to heaven, and in its depth The unfathomed sea!
Elizabeth Prentiss
Far too often, we have limited the definition of the Church. While not in all cases, in many cases, ‘Church’ has become an informational, inspirational weekly gathering rather than the group of people that God has ordained from Heaven to operate on his behalf on Earth in order to bring Heaven’s viewpoint into history.
Tony Evans
The Kingdom of Heaven is within us. God is within us. He is the Soul of our souls. See Him in your own soul. That is practical religion. That is freedom.
Swami Vivekananda
heaven is eternal, earth everlasting. they endure this way because they do not live for themselves. in the same way, the wise person puts himself last, and thereby finds himself first, holds himself outside, and thereby remains at the center, abandons himself, and is thereby fulfilled.
Laozi
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
George Sand
Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
St. Jerome
A life is measured by how it is lived for the sake of heaven.
Chaim Potok
Bright shadows of true rest! some shoots of bliss;
Heaven once a week;
The next world’s gladness prepossest in this;
A day to seek;
Eternity in time; the steps by which
We climb above all ages: lamps that light
Man through his heap of dark days; and the rich
And full redemption of the whole week’s flight.
Henry Vaughan
A star is beautiful; it affords pleasure, not from what it is to do, or to give, but simply by being what it is. It befits the heavens; it has congruity with the mighty space in which it dwells. It has repose; no force disturbs its eternal peace. It has freedom; no obstruction lies between it and infinity.
Thomas Carlyle
Well, I don’t know, but I’ve been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary!
Bob Dylan
It is plain that there is one moral law for heaven and another for the earth. The pulpit assures us that wherever we see suffering and sorrow, which we can relieve and do not, we sin, heavily. There was never yet a case of suffering or sorrow which God could not relieve. Does He sin then?
Mark Twain
Heaven is for thee too high To know what passes there; be lowly wise. Think only what concerns thee and thy being; Dream not of other worlds, what creatures there Live, in what state, condition, or degree, Contented that thus far hath been revealed.
John Milton
Inspiration and stealing are two completely different things. If somebody wants to make a song like “Stairway to Heaven” and writes a song on acoustic guitar, Led Zeppelin does not own every song that’s on acoustic guitar for the rest of time.
Robin Thicke
Now: heaven knows, anything goes.
Cole Porter
Verily, the word of Allah teaches us, and we implicitly believe it, that for a Muslim to kill a Jew, or for him to be killed by a Jew, ensures him immediate entry into Heaven and into the august presence of Allah.
Ibn Saud
For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise, And weigh the winds that under heaven doth blow; Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise; Or weigh the thought that from man’s mind doth flow.
Edmund Spenser
Be vary wary of people who declare that they’re going to create heaven on earth, they almost invariably create hell.
François Lelord
Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state.
Max Lucado
For prayers to be efficacious, they must be in harmony with the plan of heaven. The prayer of faith bears fruit when such harmony exists, and this harmony exists when prayers are inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Keith B. McMullin
Life in a free society…is heaven on earth to life in a socialist society such as Russia.
Margaret Thatcher
Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there!
Freddie Mercury
We limit ourselves so much. And, we limit heaven too. We think it’s a place where angels just play harps. And hell has to be fire and brimstone. But that’s very untrue.
James Van Praagh
I didn’t feel the need to rebel as a teenager. From age nine to 16, I went to school in Montreux in Switzerland, and it was heaven. I went to England for the Easter holidays, Cyprus for Christmas and summer holidays, and I was delighted to have that independence.
Angela Bowie
This world is all a fleeting show, For man’s illusion given The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, Theres nothing true but Heaven.
Charles Lamb
I mean sex can be funny for heaven’s sake.
Mark Bonnar
If heaven is within you, everywhere you go you will find heaven!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
You may have done some really nifty things in life, but if you think they’re going to get you into Heaven, forget it. The only way any of us are going to get in is by receiving God’s gift of grace, which is available to every person.
Rick Warren
How many people do you know believe they’re going to heaven because, they’re not trusting so much in Christ as they are the sincerity of the decision they made a long time ago?
Paul Washer
You’ve got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven…
I have the devil in me! If I didn’t have, I’d be Christian!
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Christian Church does not exist in Heaven, but on earth and in time.
Karl Barth
There’s an old joke that you know you’re in heaven if the cooks are Italian and the engineering is German. If it’s the other way around you’re in hell.
David Byrne
Don’t you need a fountain of love that won’t run dry? You’ll find one on a stone-cropped hill outside Jerusalem’s walls where Jesus hangs, cross-nailed and thorn-crowned. When you feel unloved, ascend this mount. Meditate long and hard on heaven’s love for you.
Max Lucado
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. This is an error of the intellect as inevitable as that error of the eye which lets you fancy that on the horizon heaven and earth meet.
Arthur Schopenhauer
I want people to remember me that I was faithful, faithful to the gospel, faithful to the call that God gave me. And when I get to heaven, I’m going to ask him why he called me, because I was much used to milking cows and working on the farm than I was preaching.
Billy Graham
At last, the golden orientall gate Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre, And Phoebus, fresh as brydegrome to his mate, Came dauncing forth, shaking his dewie hayre; And hurls his glistring beams through gloomy ayre.
Edmund Spenser
You might slip, you might slide You might stumble and fall by the roadside But don’t you ever let nobody drag your spirit down Remember you’re walking up to heaven, don’t let nobody turn you around
Eric Bibb
If I were to go to heaven, and find that Christ was not there, I would leave immediately; for heaven without Christ would be hell to me.
Thomas Goodwin
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
To be alone with Jesus in adoration and intimate union with Him is the Greatest Gift of Love – the tender love of Our Father in Heaven.
Mother Teresa
What’s come to perfection perishes. Things learned on earth we shall practice in heaven; Works done least rapidly Art most cherishes.
Robert Browning
A philosophy of the history of the human race, worthy of its name, must begin with the heavens and descend to the earth, must be charged with the conviction that all existence is one-a single conception sustained from beginning to end upon one identical law.
Friedrich Ratzel
I share five scriptural insights that lead me to the conclusion that those who are incapable of trusting in Christ on their own are still welcomed into heaven the same way you and I are welcomed into heaven: by the grace of God.
Robert Jeffress
The further humans move from hunters to horticulturists to agriculturists to urbanisation to industrialists, the further the sacred recedes, first to heaven, then condensed to monotheism and finally it dies in irony.
Lierre Keith
Dear to us are those who love us… but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Then she opened her eyes, Veronika did not think ‘this must be heaven’. Heaven would never use a fluorescent tube to light a room, and the pain – which started a fraction of a second later – was typical of the Earth. Ah, that Earth pain – unique, unmistakable.
Paulo Coelho
Holy service in constant fellowship with God is heaven below
Charles Spurgeon
No one gets to their heaven without a fight…
Neil Peart
And how shall I call upon my God, my God and Lord, since, when I call for Him, I shall be calling Him to myself? and what room is there within me, whither my God can come into me? whither can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? is there, indeed, O Lord my God, aught in me that can contain thee?
Saint Augustine
When I die I won’t go to heaven or hell; there will just be nothingness.
Isaac Asimov
I tied a bunch of balloons to a beach chair and tried to float up to heaven. *begins to weep* There’s no heaven, and birds tried to kill me! *shrivels up*
Thom Yorke
Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
Herman Melville
I have now lost my barrier between me and death; God grant I may live to be as well prepared for it, as I confidently believe her to have been! If the way to Heaven be through piety, truth, justice and charity, she is there.
Jonathan Swift
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurber
If we cannot claim to live sinless lives, then the only thing that can keep us from despairing before a holy God is that we have an Advocate in heaven and He pleads our case not on the basis of our perfection but of His propitiation.
John Piper
Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come, And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make them ranker.
William Shakespeare
Heaven comes to people – and their loved ones – when they are dying. It is not uncommon for angels to appear when people are on the edge of death, and people who have had near-death experiences often describe feelings of indescribable peace – Angels.
Gary Kinnaman
For God to forgive sinners without the full penalty being paid would contradict His justice and make Him our partner in evil. Christ fully paid that penalty for our sins–but the pardon must be willingly and gladly received. God will not force anyone into heaven.
Dave Hunt
I can’t stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another.
Peter O’Toole
If there is a Heaven, I’m sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person.
Doris Day
We don’t work for the government. We don’t carry guns. We don’t chase aliens. We are a man and a woman. The similarities end there… If ‘X-Files’ and ‘Touched by an Angel’ crashed on ‘Highway to Heaven,’ you’d have ‘Mysterious Ways.’
Adrian Pasdar
All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.
Oswald Chambers
God’s highest gifts–talent, beauty, feeling, imagination, power–they carry with them the possibility of the highest heaven and the lowest hell. Be sure that it is by that which is highest in you that you may be lost.
Frederick William Robertson
There’s not 20 ways. It’s not your way. It’s either God’s way or the highway. That’s it. If you want to get to heaven, you have to come God’s way, and the way that God established was the way of His Son dying on the cross.
Skip Heitzig
Heaven is all health.
Ellen G. White
Injustice upon earth renders the justice of of heaven impossible.
Robert Green Ingersoll
No matter how difficult the trial… we can take comfort in knowing that others before us have borne life’s most grievous trials and tragedies by looking to heaven.
M. Russell Ballard
In a word, to grow old in heaven is to grow young.
Emanuel Swedenborg
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
Language as the technology of human extension, whose powers of division and separation we know so well, may have been the “Tower of Babel” by which men sought to scale the highest heavens. Today computers hold out the promise of a means of instant tr
Marshall McLuhan
Did you know? Did the cross cast a shadow on your cradle? Did you shudder each time your hammer struck a nail? How much heaven and how much earth were in this baby at his birth? Did you know, or did you wonder?
Todd Agnew
My happy place is 40 feet out in the Gulf of Mexico, sitting on a sandbar in 80-degree water, watching clouds crawl by. Absolute heaven.
Ransom Riggs
Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder and overpowering love in the presence of that most Ancient Mystery, that Majesty which philosophers call the first cause, but which we call our Father which art in heaven.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
If we have not found heaven within, it is a certainty we will not find it without.
Henry Miller
True testimonies bring the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ into our lives and focus all of us toward the same goal of returning to our Father in Heaven–yet our individual testimonies come through varied experiences and at different stages in our lives.
Donald L. Staheli
The faith of the Church is this: That one and identical is the Word of God and the Son of Mary Who suffered on the Cross, Who is present in the Eucharist, and Who rules in Heaven
Pope Pius XII
Heaven grant me that I may thus rejoice in my children, thus see them ornaments to their Country, and blessings to their parents.
Abigail Adams
I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism.
Frank Buchman
As I drew a still fresher soil about the rows with my hoe, I disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
Henry David Thoreau
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Khalil Gibran
The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the Named is the mother of all things.
Lao Tzu
Heaven wills our happiness, allows our doom.
Edward Young
Heavenly rest will be so refreshing that we will never feel that exhaustion of mind and body we so frequently experience now. I’m really looking forward to that.
Billy Graham
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
Rabindranath Tagore
Good heavens, I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden.” “But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins!” “I said it was perfectly heartless of YOU under the circumstances. That is a very different thing.” “That may be, but the muffins are the same!
Oscar Wilde
A student under my care owes his first allegiance to himself and not to my specialty; and must not be burdened with my work as if he followed no other and had contracted no obligation under heaven but that of satisfying my requirements.
Jacques Barzun
Individuals may wear for a time the glory of our institutions, but they carry it not to the grave with them. Like raindrops from heaven, they may pass through the circle of the shining bow and add to its luster; but when they have sunk in the earth again, the proud arch still spans the sky and shines gloriously on.
James A. Garfield
The birds are the eyes of heaven, and the flies are the spies of hell.
Suzy Kassem
The ‘kingdom of heaven is within,’ indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances.
Florence Nightingale
To support those of your rights authorized by Heaven, destroy everything rather than yield; that is the spirit of the Church.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
A match made in heaven set the fires in hell.
Lupe Fiasco
I have the best husband one could dream of; I could never have imagined finding one like him. He is a true gift of heaven, and the more we live together the more we love each other.
Marie Curie
Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you now Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.
Sun Tzu
May you become as the waves of one sea, stars of the same heaven, fruits adorning the same tree, roses of one garden in order that through you the oneness of humanity may establish its temple in the world of mankind, for you are the ones who are called to uplift the cause of unity among the nations of the earth.
Abdu’l-BahГЎ
If Max [Aitken] gets to Heaven he won’t last long. He will be chucked out for trying to pull off a merger between Heaven and Hell … after having secured a controlling interest in key subsidiary companies in both places, of course.
H. G. Wells
I have an obsession with Milk Duds. Eating them tastes like heaven.
Olivia Holt
Even if there were pains in Heaven, all who understand would desire them.
C. S. Lewis
The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown all over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet.
George William Russell
Catholic theology accounts for the fact that there’s evil in the world. People say, well, how could God let this happen. Well, what God did was set the mechanism in motion and then allow people to do the best they can under the circumstances that they’re dealt in order to gain grace and get into heaven.
Roger Ebert
We headed to hell for heaven sakes, well Imma levitate…make the devil wait.
Kanye West
Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer’s heaven.
Derek Walcott
Lying in bed, he would think of Heaven and London.
Aldous Huxley
We don’t always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly–as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth–the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives
John Irving
Heaven is all around, Translated to sound.
Michael Hedges
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
Blaise Pascal
Life is an obstacle and forest, when you have accomplished it all, you get a reward. The reward is Heaven.
Dean F. Bryson
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
William Blake
Heaven is here to stay and sex is here to stay! We’ll be able to enjoy many of these so-called fleshly pleasures on the other side, like Jesus did!
David Berg
All of heaven we have below.
Joseph Addison
High in the heavens I saw the moon this morning, Albeit the sun shone bright; Unto my soul it spoke, in voice of warning, “Remember Night!”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You can’t go to Heaven hating somebody. Forgive now. Be compassionate now. Be patient now. Be grateful now. Love Jesus and Mary now. Accept God’s will now.
Mother Angelica
In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta.
Steve Albini
We must truly serve those whom we appear to command; we must bear with their imperfections, correct them with gentleness and patience, and lead them in the way to heaven.
Francois Fenelon
I would never want to discourage anyone from listening to the news, heaven forfend. But I thought, you know, when I’m recommending music to people I like to recommend stuff that I think they’ll like.
Stephen W. Thompson
The sacred is not in heaven or far away. It is all around us, and small human rituals can connect us to its presence. And of course the greatest challenge (and gift) is to see the sacred in each other.
Alma Luz Villanueva
The composer…joins Heaven and Earth with threads of sounds.
Alan Hovhaness
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights…sexual intercourse!…His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values.
Mark Twain
Devotion’s self shall steal a thought from heaven.
Alexander Pope
I wonder if we climb to heaven over the ruins of many cherished schemes.
Laurel Lea
What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and
heaven?
William Shakespeare
I’m going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.
Jean-Paul Sartre
By this you may see who are the rude and barbarous Indians: For verily there is no savage nation under the cope of Heaven, that is more absurdly barbarous than the Christian World. They that go naked and drink water and live upon roots are like Adam, or Angels in comparison of us.
Thomas Traherne
Come, swear it, damn thyself, lest, being like one of heaven, the devils themselves should fear to seize thee; therefore be double-damned, swear,–thou art honest.
William Shakespeare
He looked beyond. He looked to the peoples of the Earth and saw the destruction of the family because of the lack of children. Paul VI was courageous. He was a good pastor. He warned his sheep about the wolves that were approaching, and from the heavens he blesses us today.
Pope Francis
It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.
Girolamo Savonarola
I don’t think we’re any more preoccupied by life and death or heaven and hell than anyone else, but it’s fun to write about the inevitable – you’re alive, and you’re going to die.
Matt Skiba
How beautiful it is for a man to die
Upon the walls of Zion! to be called
Like a watch-worn and weary sentinel,
To put his armour off, and rest in heaven!
Nathaniel Parker Willis
All societies establish laws that become norms. Those norms create the environment that incubates society. So, when you implement the laws of God in society, they produce a culture of heaven.
Myles Munroe
Because with every action, comment, conversation, we have the choice to invite Heaven or Hell to Earth.
Rob Bell
Whenever you wonder about yourself, look up at the stars swirling around in the heavens and just realize how tiny and puny they are. They’re supposed to be gigantic explosions and they’re just these insignificant little dots. If you step back from things far enough you realize how important and powerful you are.
Alan Alda
To every soul, God will look like its first love because He IS its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it – made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.
C. S. Lewis
I am convinced that there is no great distance between heaven and earth, that the distance lies in our finite minds. When the Beloved visits us in the night, He turns our chambers into the vestibules of His palace halls. Earth rises to heaven when heaven comes down to earth.
Charles Spurgeon
If cleanliness is next to godliness, surely our cats must go to heaven and sit on the arm of God’s throne.
Jerry Climer
I do believe in hell. Jesus spoke more about hell than heaven – I trust him as the authority, not you, me or anybody else. If hell is not real, then Jesus was a liar and God has a lot of explaining to do on His justice and things like that.
Rick Warren
I’m very ambivalent in my feelings about marriage. I think it promises a lot to people… sort of like saying, once you get married you are on the highway to heaven, and quite often it isn’t that. I think marriage has always been based on a combination of religious and legal reasons.
Mick Jagger
The view of the misery of the damned will double the ardour of the love and gratitude of the saints of heaven.
Jonathan Edwards
Never having to hoover, cook, clean or do any task I don’t want to would be heaven.
Jane McDonald
I don’t believe in heaven, and I don’t believe in hell as a place with flames where people are burning and having eternal pain. I don’t believe in that at all. I believe in a place I call ‘beyond.’
King Diamond
The thorn of death falls from heaven, and its myriad forms leave us no room to move.
Kobo Abe
Heaven often protects valuable souls charged with great secrets, great ideas, by long shutting them up with their own thoughts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, curtain round the vault of heaven.
Thomas Love Peacock
I was very curious about the world even at a young age, and I don’t know at what point I became aware that other cultures believed in different religions, and my question was, ‘Well, why don’t they get to go to Heaven then?’
Brad Pitt
. . . For a lifetime was but a moment in that place, and each man dreams his own heaven. And in the darkness David closed his eyes, as all that was lost was found again.
John Connolly
The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
Benjamin Disraeli
My first reading of Tolstoy affected me as a revelation from heaven, as the trumpet of the judgment. What he made me feel was notthe desire to imitate, but the conviction that imitation was futile.
Ellen Glasgow
Flint has the potential to produce fire, and gems have intrinsic value. We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance. Likewise, we do not see that the Buddha exists in our own hearts.
Nichiren
Be strong , my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches.
Swami Vivekananda
Ah, were she pitiful as she is fair,Or but as mild as she is seeming so,Then were my hopes greater than my despair,Then all the world were heaven, nothing woe.
Robert Greene