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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