Heaven Quotes

The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature. - William Hazlitt


Love is a barren sea, bitter and deep; And though she saw all heaven in flower above, She would not love. (A Leave-taking) - Algernon Charles Swinburne


To get to heaven we must take it with us. - Henry Drummond


All places that the eye of heaven visits are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus; there is no virtue like necessity. - William Shakespeare


Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. - Abraham Lincoln


If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it. - Nadine Gordimer


In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. - George Bernard Shaw


If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt. - William Shakespeare


I lost the love of heaven above, I spurned the lust of earth below, I felt the sweets of fancied love, And hell itself my only foe. (A Vision) - John Clare


The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.-Emanuel Swedenborg


Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow.-Li Po


Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.-Jean de La Fontaine


The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.-William Ellery Channing


Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.-Joe Louis


Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book.-John Le Carre


For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.-Robert Greene


The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.-Isaiah Berlin


What a heaven is love! O what a hell!-Thomas Dekker


Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.-William Wilberforce


Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.-Arnold Bennett


He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.-Matthew Henry


It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.-Matthew Henry


Heaven never helps the men who will not act.-Sydney Smith


I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.-Eden Ahbez


Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.-Eden Ahbez


Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.-Bob Feller


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


I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth.-Liza Minnelli


Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.-Matthew Arnold


If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.-Ben Elton


Christianity made us think there's one heaven.-Patti Smith


A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.-Mikhail Bakunin


The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.-Mikhail Bakunin


If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time.-Gary Player


This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.-Tina Turner


Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.-Thomas More


This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.-Thomas More


Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.-Marvin Gaye


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


Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.-Christian Nestell Bovee


Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.-Christian Nestell Bovee


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


It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.-Girolamo Savonarola


God owns heaven but He craves the earth.-Anne Sexton


Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.-Andrew Young


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


You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.-Samuel Rutherford


Well the basic thesis is that there's a god in heaven who is all powerful who wants to help people. And that - he will answer prayer, and does miraculous things in people's lives. And so I've documented some of these wonderful things.-Pat Robertson


I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.-Jesus Christ


If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.-Jesus Christ


All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.-Jesus Christ


The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.-Thomas Hardy


The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.-William Hazlitt


The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can't be realized.-Malcolm Muggeridge


Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.-Thomas Moore


Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.-St. Jerome


They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.-Barbra Streisand


Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.-Walter Scott


We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.-Amos Bronson Alcott


I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.-Josephine Baker


Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.-Henri Frederic Amiel


Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.-Henri Frederic Amiel


Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.-George Sand


Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.-Nicolaus Copernicus


Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.-Muhammad Iqbal


It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.-Moliere


True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.-Moliere


Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.-Paracelsus


Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council.-Joseph Smith, Jr.


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 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.


Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love.-Euripides


When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth.-Bernie Mac


Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.-Thomas Carlyle


Victory puts us on a level with heaven.-Lucretius


Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.-Davy Crockett


Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.-John Lubbock


King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.-Joan of Arc


The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.-John Milton


Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.-Adlai E. Stevenson


Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.-Henry Ward Beecher


Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.-Henry Ward Beecher


Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.-Henry Ward Beecher


Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.-Henry Ward Beecher


Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.-Henry Ward Beecher


If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.-Charles Ives


Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.-Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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

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