Quotes and Sayings about Heaven



"Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Music, Heaven)

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

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

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

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

"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Gods, Living)

"We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Heaven)

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

"Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Eyes, Heaven)

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

"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Childhood, Heaven)

"A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Women)

"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
(Related: Debt, EnglFrance, Heaven)

"Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Heaven, Waiting)

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

"What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

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

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

"When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who's a true believer, if you die, you know you're going to heaven to be with God."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Faith, God, Heaven)

"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
(Related: God, Boss, Earth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

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

"Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?"
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Heaven)

"If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Oceans, Years)

"Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Spirit)

"I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do."
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Related: Love, Heaven)

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

"But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more."
- William Barclay
(Related: Heaven, Nothing, State, Will)

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

"Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!"
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"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
(Related: Men, Heaven, Hell)

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

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Heaven)

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

"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Act, Heaven)

"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Day, Will)

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

"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Music, Heart, Heaven)

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

"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
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Reality)

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

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

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

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Heaven, Lies, Lying, Pretty, World)

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

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

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

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

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

"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
(Related: Life, Christianity, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, Liberty, Will)

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

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

"Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Heaven)

"Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography."
- George Phillips Bond
(Related: Astronomy, Laws)

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

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

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

"But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to - that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof - and there I am."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Work, Excitement, Fun, Heaven)

"Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination."
- Tycho Brahe
(Related: Imagination, Now)

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

"I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Faith, Heaven)

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

"Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Girls, Heaven)

"No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Home, Cause, Heaven)

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

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

"On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Heaven, Man)

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

"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 C. Bryant
(Related: Eyes, Heaven)

"The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Wife, HusbStrength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

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

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

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

"I believe in a packed Heaven and an empty Hell."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

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

"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Heaven, Mind, State)

"Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?"
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Beauty, Night, Space, Stars, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Religion, Hope, Companionship, Heaven, Relatives, Suicide)

"A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Dream, Man, Property)

"Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?"
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Marriage, Thought, Heaven)

"Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!"
- Lord Byron
(Related: Poetry)

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

"Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ."
- John Calvin
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Christ)

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

"Almost everyone thinks they are a good person, but the question you should be asking is, am I good enough to go to Heaven? How would you know?"
- Candace Cameron
(Related: Heaven, Question)

"But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!"
- George Canning
(Related: Heaven, Wrath)

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

"To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"If there's a heaven upon the earth, a fellow knows it when He's been away from home a week, and then gets back again."
- Will Carleton
(Related: Home, Earth, Heaven)

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

"It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Intellect, Trade)

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

"Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Heaven, Mistakes, Talk)

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

"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
(Related: Home, God, Heaven)

"Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Heaven, Man)

"We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Heaven, Now, Sight, Will)

"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
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

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

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

"Home - that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Home, Heart, Heaven, Word)

"All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Authority, Earth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Truth, Eye, Heaven, Man)

"If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Possessions, Treasure, Want, Will)

"I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Women, Heaven)

"As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Character, Fire, Heaven, Man, Sea, Water)

"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
(Related: Women, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Love, Heaven, Now, Right)

"Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Marriage, Earth, Heaven, Hell, May, Will)

"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Mother, Father, Heart, Light)

"I'm working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft, but it's hard to write while doing 7th Heaven."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Draft, Heaven)

"But I loved the script to 7th Heaven and couldn't say no. It made me laugh and cry, and I was hooked. I'd love to know who turned it down, because I'm sure at least one other actor did. But I'm glad he did, whoever it was."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Love, Actor, Heaven)

"Well I'm a longtime AOL subscriber and I love the whole thing. I'm an email junkie and I love the internet, though 7th Heaven doesn't give me much free time to surf these days."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Love, Time, Heaven, Internet)

"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Charity, Earth, Heaven, Hell)

"Heaven means to be one with God."
- Confucius
(Related: God, Heaven)

"Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven."
- Confucius
(Related: Death, Life, Heaven)

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
- William Congreve
(Related: Love, Hatred, Heaven, Hell, Woman)

"Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Holiness, Investigation, Mathematicians)

"The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth)

"Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Rest)

"Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Heaven, Stars)

"I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Father, People, Earth, Theory, Will)

"I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Mind, Now)

"Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Duty, Heaven, Rest)

"Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

"So I did 'Something Happened on the Way to Heaven' and the original version is a ballad. The original Phil record is uptempo but we slowed it down and made it a ballad."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Heaven)

"We've had some really good guest stars. But I have to go with Alec Baldwin as my favorite. He is so neat and such a movie star. He's handsome and quirky. I was in heaven the week he was on the set."
- Nikki Cox
(Related: Favorite, Guest, Heaven, Stars)

"In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Nature, Friends, Heaven, Help)

"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
(Related: People, Failure, Fault, Heaven)

"What a man has made himself he will be; his state is the result of his past life, and his heaven or hell is in himself."
- Catherine Crowe
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, Man, Past, Result, State, Will)

"O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!"
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Heaven)

"What a heaven is love! O what a hell!"
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Heaven)

"Mr. Brooks and I have been friends forever. He is in seventh heaven with his new success on Broadway."
- Dom DeLuise
(Related: Success, Brooks, Friends, Heaven)

"HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it."
- Princess Diana
(Related: People, Heaven)

"Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Parting)

"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Love, Hope, Birds, Heaven)

"There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Father, Want)

"The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: History, Earth, Heaven, World)

"Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven."
- John Donne
(Related: Despair, Heaven, Hell, Joy, Serenity)

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Heaven)

"The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: Travel, Content, Heaven)

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: God, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Death, Grave, Heaven, May)

"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Heaven, Parting)

"We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment."
- George Eliot
(Related: Affection, Faults, Heaven)

"I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Being, Contradiction, Existence, Heaven, Hell, Walking)

"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
(Related: Love, People, Strength, Heaven)

"Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater."
- Epictetus
(Related: Heaven, Practice)

"All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way."
- Epictetus
(Related: Heaven, Man)

"It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Privilege)

"I'm so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love."
- Euripides
(Related: Love, Heaven, Man)

"I'd rather be dead and in heaven than afraid to do what I think is right."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Heaven, Right)

"I just knew that God wasn't there. He was a man on a throne in Heaven, so he was easy to forget."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, Forget, Heaven, Man)

"Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst."
- George Farquhar
"Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands."
- Bob Feller
(Related: Heaven)

"Hopefully I'll be the first Mexican-American going into Hillbilly Heaven."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: First, Heaven)

"This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Country, Heaven)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fools, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"Help thyself and Heaven will help thee."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Heaven, Help, Will)

"I am... a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then."
- John Ford
(Related: Dew, Heaven, Now)

"When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory."
- John Foxe
(Related: Flowers, Glory, Heaven)

"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"
- Anatole France
(Related: Art, Chance, Earth, Heaven, Skill)

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Nature, God, Lonely, Quiet)

"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Circumstances, Heaven, Improvement, Information, Leisure, Man, Respect)

"All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way."
- Frederick II
(Related: Heaven, Man)

"We are all going to Heaven, and Vandyke is of the company."
- Thomas Gainsborough
(Related: Company, Heaven)

"The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Bible, Heaven)

"Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks."
- David Garrick
(Related: Devil, Heaven)

"Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"I begin to perceive that I am a woman. What that is, heaven knows... the philosophy is yet to be written, there is a world to be explored."
- Pam Gems
(Related: Heaven, Philosophy, Woman, World)

"How in heaven's name can a nation with a $1 trillion surplus threaten so much scientific research so vital to its future?"
- David R. Gergen
(Related: Future, Heaven, Name, Nation, Research)

"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
(Related: Love, Dance, Sea)

"We are as near to heaven by sea as by land."
- Humphrey Gilbert
(Related: Heaven, Land, Sea)

"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
(Related: Love, Fire, Heaven, Joy, Word)

"Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Spirit)

"I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Philosophy)

"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Home, Heaven, Traveling, World)

"God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Happiness, God, Being, Heaven, Will)

"Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters."
- Alexander the Great
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above?"
- Brian Greene
(Related: Universe)

"For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds."
- Robert Greene
(Related: Deeds, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Work, Christ, Day, Glory, Heaven, Night, Sleep, Soldiers)

"Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Death, Fear, Hope, Heaven)

"Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Art, God, Day, Earth, Heaven)

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?"
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Heaven, Man)

"We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Time, Heaven, World)

"There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Love, Death, God, Heaven, Hell, Poor, Will)

"If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Being, Heaven)

"Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!"
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Life, Being, Doubt, Heaven)

"The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Religion, Heaven, Man)

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Heaven, Intellect, Light)

"Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Nothing)

"Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth."
- David Hare
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Nothing)

"Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Life, Deeds, Heaven, Hell, Intentions)

"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
(Related: Heaven, Now)

"I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It's going to be called Safe Harbor, and it's an hour show. It's a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Heaven, July, Spelling, Will)

"Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Acting, Heaven, Hell, Writing)

"Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Experience, Travel, Soul, Awareness)

"There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess'd of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: Nature, Quality)

"The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature, Heaven)

"To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Fancy, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Power, Being, Earth, Heaven)

"By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Flowers, Humanity)

"You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Heaven)

"It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Heaven, Talking, Walking, Will)

"He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Fear, Feet, Grave, Heaven)

"He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven."
- George Herbert
(Related: Heaven)

"In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Hope, Day, Doubt, Songs, Will, World, Writing)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Paradise, Heaven, Hell, Propaganda)

"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."
- Marjorie Holmes
(Related: Lie, Direction, Heaven, Wind, World)

"Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: People)

"When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: People, Fear, Earth)

"Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Nothing, Spring)

"Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven."
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: Being, Community, Heaven, Judges, Protection, Ruin, Smiles)

"Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Thoughts, Deeds, Heaven, Words)

"The key to heaven's gate cannot be duplicated."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Heaven, Key)

"If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?"
- Douglas Horton
(Related: First, Heaven, Hell)

"As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death, Freedom, Heaven, Open)

"When I walk into an Orthodox Church... one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!"
- Thomas Howard
(Related: Family, Church, Earth, Heaven)

"Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: People, Christianity, Friends, Heaven, Hell)

"Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Father, Brother, Son, Heart, Friend, Heaven, Stars)

"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
(Related: Work, Act, Creation, Eyes, Heaven, Labor)

"Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Wisdom, Wealth, Earth, Heaven, Order, Pursuit, Security)

"Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue."
- David Hume
(Related: Men, Virtue, Heaven, Hell, Mankind, Vice)

"When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Truth, Language, Meaning, Spiritual, Teaching)

"Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Laziness, Mind, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Dignity, Diligence, Heaven, Labor, Reward)

"God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Power, Father, God, Approval, Heaven, Promise)

"My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: God, Mother, Father, Gods, Beginning, Communism, Earth, Heaven)

"How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Heaven, Sky)

"The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Church, Heaven)

"Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Religion, Heaven, Hell, Theology)

"Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: God, Gods, Heaven, Nations, Poor)

"There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Men, Earth, Heaven, Liberty, Worship)

"Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Art, Earth, Heaven, World)

"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Nature, Thought, Gifts, Heaven, Mind, Oil, Sea, Weather)

"There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"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
(Related: Day, Heaven, May)

"Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Wife, Heaven, Will)

"But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Love, Angels, Babyhood, Earth, Heaven, Pain, Past, Years)

"If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: God, Blessings, Heaven, Open, Will, Windows)

"The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell."
- John Jakes
(Related: Children, Heaven, Hell, Innocence, Losing, Pain, Will)

"Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Peace, Soul, Earth, Heaven, Will)

"But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Wisdom, End, Heaven, Law)

"Among all his creatures in heaven or earth, God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Comfort, Earth, Heaven, Sun)

"There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree, and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of elevators going up and down from heaven to hell."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Meeting, Will)

"You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman."
- James Joyce
(Related: Forget, Heaven, Woman)

"Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Love, Nature)

"Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Dumb, Heaven)

"What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Prayer)

"Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!"
- Thomas Ken
(Related: God, Father, Son, Blessings, Praise)

"But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?"
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: God, Heaven)

"The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Nature, Diversity, Mind, Order)

"When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off.""
- Stephen King
(Related: Family, Life, God, Job, Voice)

"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Love, Heaven, Man, Patience)

"My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Music, Idea, Folk, Heaven)

"God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease."
- Frank Knox
(Related: Family, God, Beds, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Fantasy, Heaven, Now)

"It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven."
- Lactantius
(Related: Heaven, May, Name, Poets, Saying)

"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
(Related: God, Americans, Fight, Fighting, Heaven, Martyr, Now)

"Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: God, Nature, Desire, Heaven, Infinite, Man)

"Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Art, Music, God, Earth, Heaven, Man)

"If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Life, Nature, Heaven, Law, Living, Sin)

"Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: People, Being, Driving, Flying, Gravity, Senses)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Circumstances, Evil, Heaven, May, Years)

"It's a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Lie, Heaven, Will)

"I've traveled to 50 countries, but I've never been to heaven."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Countries, Heaven)

"The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven."
- Graham Leonard
(Related: Purpose, Earth, Heaven, Population)

"A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Thought, Prayer)

"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Thought, Heaven, Prayer)

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Will)

"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
(Related: God, Devil, Heaven, Talk)

"There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Men, Earth, Heaven)

"Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Courage, Blessings, Heaven)

"This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Consciousness, Heaven, Sin)

"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Marriage, Heaven, Hell)

"Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated."
- Mary Todd Lincoln
(Related: Truth, Clouds, Darkness, Day, Heaven, Justice, Will)

"I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

"The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn down from the heavens by modern man, who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source."
- El Lissitzky
(Related: Superiority, Virtue, Energy, Expression, Man, Old, Sun, World)

"This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Religion, Morality, Observation, Sea)

"There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Battle, Nothing)

"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die."
- Joe Louis
(Related: Heaven)

"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
(Related: Love, Earth, Grace, Heaven, Hell, Man, Will)

"He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven."
- Christopher Love
(Related: Men, Soul, Heaven)

"Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet that I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Care, End, Heaven)

"Woody is the guy who made me want to be a comic. I was in heaven and couldn't stop smiling because he was my idle and 29 years after seeing Take the Money and Run, I was working for him."
- Jon Lovitz
(Related: Money, Heaven, Want, Years)

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

"Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be."
- Max Lucado
(Related: Earth, Expectations, Heaven)

"Victory puts us on a level with heaven."
- Lucretius
(Related: Victory, Heaven)

"If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Heaven, Want)

"If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Heaven, Want)

"Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth."
- John Lyly
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: People, Beer, Chance, Earth, Golf, Heaven, Play)

"Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power."
- Maimonides
(Related: Power, Greatness, Existence, Now, Rank, Respect, Space)

"I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Thought, Heaven)

"By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Marriage, Father, God, Arguments, Pain)

"God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: God, Love, Heaven, Will)

"We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don't tell any of your neighbors where you are going."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Excitement, Heaven, Neighbors, State, Visit, Want)

"If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Heaven)

"In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Imagination, Love, Birds, Heaven, Hell, Saying)

"We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places."
- John McGahern
(Related: Canada, Heaven, Hell)

"Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Truth, Church, Living, Sun)

"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
(Related: Heaven, Mercy)

"Sincerity is the way to heaven."
- Mencius
(Related: Heaven, Sincerity)

"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not."
- Mencius
(Related: Evil, Heaven, Man, Mankind)

"A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Church, Gentlemen, Heaven, Will)

"Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Democracy, Heaven, Santa claus)

"May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year. May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Peace, God, Heaven, Mankind, May, New year, Prosperity, Unity, World)

"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Soul, Earth, Heaven)

"Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Death, Love, Heaven, Man)

"I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Life, Evil, Free will, Heaven, Sin)

"The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller."
- John Milton
(Related: Nature, Heaven, Light, Lonely, Oil, Stars)

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."
- John Milton
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Mind)

"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven."
- John Milton
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Hell)

"If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason, him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Being, Earth, Reason, Right)

"For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven?"
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life, that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks, and beneath the shadow of oaks."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Brooks, Day, Hearing, Heaven, Shadow, Summer)

"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"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
(Related: God, People, Heaven, Help, Results, Want)

"Here hyacinths of heavenly blue, shook their rich tresses to the morn."
- James Montgomery
"No man can resolve himself into Heaven."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Heaven, Man)

"We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: People, Being, Heaven, Talk)

"Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell."
- George A. Moore
(Related: Feeling, Heaven, Hell)

"Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Humility)

"Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Heaven, Sea, Ships)

"Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
- Thomas More
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Sorrow)

"This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven."
- Thomas More
(Related: Heaven, Reason)

"This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news."
- Rita Moreno
(Related: Home, Idea, Heaven, News)

"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
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Trouble)

"Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"
- John Muir
(Related: Day, Heaven, Space, Sun, Traveling, Trees, Wind)

"When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why."
- Dinah Maria Mulock
(Related: Faith, Love, Action, Hope, Charity, Duty, Heaven, Will)

"I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Fear, Heaven, Hell, Photography)

"No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Mom, Dad, Heaven, Kids, Today)

"Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone."
- Guru Nanak
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Performance, Religious, Service)

"But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Beauty, Astronomy, Pursuit)

"We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: God, Earth, Heaven)

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."
- Isaac Newton
(Related: People, Madness)

"You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Vision, Earth, Heaven)

"The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Death, Heart)

"In heaven, all the interesting people are missing."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: People, Heaven)

"Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will enter the kingdom of heaven."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Will)

"I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: God, Day, Heaven)

"Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware."
- Ken Olsen
(Related: Hardware, Heaven, Software)

"We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? - Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel?"
- Baroness Orczy
(Related: Heaven, Hell)

"Heaven is what we spend our lives trying to find."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Heaven, Trying)

"Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell."
- George Orwell
(Related: Civilization, Evil, Heaven, Hell, Mankind)

"Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage."
- John Osborne
(Related: Age, Love, Heaven, Man)

"I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: God, Heaven, Hell)

"I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Heaven, Saying)

"The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing."
- Kerry Packer
(Related: Devil, Heaven, News, Nothing)

"Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Talent, American, Ballet, Heaven, Help)

"Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Thoughts, Energy, Heaven)

"When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him... For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth."
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
(Related: Work, Earth, Heaven, Man)

"Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners."
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Related: Home, Heaven)

"Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Life, Heaven, Hell, World)

"There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Flowers, Heaven)

"The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Laws)

"By the God of thy Father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb."
- John Pearson
(Related: God, Father, Blessings, Deep, Heaven, Help)

"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
(Related: Faith, Heaven, Protection, Right)

"May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Cause, Country, Heaven, May, Smile)

"One's homesickness for Heaven finds at least an inn there; and it's an inn on the right road."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Heaven, Homesickness, Right, Road)

"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
(Related: God, Earth, Heaven)

"Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend."
- Plautus
(Related: Friend, Heaven, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Time, Hope, Golf, Heaven, Want)

"Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow."
- Li Po
(Related: Earth, Flies, Heaven, Sorrow)

"Order is heaven's first law."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: First, Heaven, Law, Order)

"Our Father which art in heaven - Stay there - And we will stay on earth - Which is sometimes so pretty."
- Jacques Prevert
(Related: Art, Father, Earth, Heaven, Pretty, Will)

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Heaven, Hell, World)

"As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Children, Delight, Fashion, Heaven, School, Sense)

"When I am done with this meal you can have my life. It is heaven."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Life, Heaven)

"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
(Related: People, Execution, Heaven, Oppression)

"Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Heaven, Tongue)

"There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Thought, Act, Heaven, Word)

"For hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in God, prayer is our bridge between Earth and Heaven, our way of opening our hearts to the Lord. Through this intimate relationship we find peace and guidance."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, God, Americans, Earth, Guidance, Heaven, Prayer)

"When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Hope, Heaven, Hell)

"Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Dream, Greatness, Earth, Heaven, Now, Waiting)

"What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it."
- Sally Rand
(Related: Dancing, Heaven, Name)

"There's a special place in heaven for caregivers."
- Maureen Reagan
(Related: Heaven)

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Heaven and earth! How is it that bodies join but never meet?"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Heaven)

"They've got him - credible witnesses, documents, heaven knows what else. In all my years as a prosecutor I have never seen such an open-and-shut case."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Heaven, Open, Years)

"The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Discipline, Heaven, Occupation)

"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
(Related: God, People, Heaven, Help, Prayer, Will)

"And I think the blessing of heaven is on Bush. It's just the way it is."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Heaven)

"During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Future, Privilege, Years)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Stars, World)

"Seek on earth what you have found in heaven."
- George William Russell
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: God, Hope, Thoughts, Earth, Will)

"You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Bed, Heaven, Lying, Will)

"By doing good with his money, a man, as it were, stamps the image of God upon it, and makes it pass, current for the merchandise of heaven."
- John Rutledge
(Related: God, Money, Heaven, Man)

"Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven."
- George Sand
(Related: Love, Women, Earth, Heaven)

"It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee."
- Girolamo Savonarola
(Related: God, Christ, Heaven)

"You know, I'm not gonna take my money with me to heaven or hell, wherever I'm going. So I want to do something good with it even though my means are very limited. I'm no millionaire!"
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Money, Heaven, Hell, Want)

"Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing. We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Father, Church, Responsibility, Will)

"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Love, Men, Court, Heaven, Rules, Saints)

"The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Earth, Faces, Fortune, Heaven)

"He shall sit solitary by avoiding the company of men, he shall hold his peace by meditating upon the joys of heaven, and he has risen above his state by tasting celestial delights."
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah
(Related: Peace, Men, Company, Heaven, State)

"Only he shakes the heavens and from its treasures takes our the winds. He joins the waters and the clouds and produces the rain. He does all those things. Only he realizes miracles permanently."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Clouds, Miracles, Rain)

"God owns heaven but He craves the earth."
- Anne Sexton
(Related: God, Earth, Heaven)

"O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Heaven, Temper)

"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fire, Heaven, Invention)

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Thoughts, Heaven, Words)

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Love, Heaven)

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: God, Knowledge, Heaven, Ignorance)

"The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Difference, Heaven, Hell)

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Family, Heaven)

"In heaven an angel is nobody in particular."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Heaven)

"That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now, yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire, and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it."
- Thomas Shepard
(Related: Christ, Earth, Fire, Now)

"That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson."
- Clare Short
(Related: Peace, Anger, Ireland, Justice, Security)

"If the heavens throw you dates, you got to keep your mouth open."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Open)

"You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven."
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Faith, Evil, Heaven, Prayer, Spirit, Will)

"Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Sacrifice, Christ, Paradise, Heaven, Heir, Holiness, Man, Purity)

"In journalistic terms, syndication is equivalent to ascending to heaven on a pillar of cloud."
- John Skow
(Related: Heaven)

"I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: Work, Life, Father, God, Truth, Creativity, Ability, Artist, Excitement)

"I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens. I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens - Thackeray himself."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Heaven, Purity)

"Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Heaven, Sun)

"Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more."
- Patti Smith
"Christianity made us think there's one heaven."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Christianity, Heaven)

"My children, Michael and Alex, are with our Heavenly Father now, and I know that they will never be hurt again. As a mom, that means more than words could ever say."
- Susan Smith
(Related: Mom, Father, Children, Hurt, Now, Will, Words)

"Heaven never helps the men who will not act."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Men, Act, Heaven, Will)

"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.
(Related: Church, Faults, Heaven, Hell, Saints, Will)

"If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: God, People, Heaven, Sin, Superstition, Will)

"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.
(Related: Men, Time, Heaven, Hell, Man, Present, Salvation, Will)

"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.
(Related: Purpose, Heaven, Man, Office, World)

"The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Ideals, Nostalgia)

"I decided I was going to be in love. I was going to give it everything I had. It was like heaven on that ranch. I don't know why we broke up. We never fought."
- Carrie Snodgress
(Related: Love, Heaven)

"It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: God, Artist, Force, Heaven)

"Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven."
- Sophocles
(Related: Heaven)

"Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Music, Joy, Night, Nothing, Sheep)

"It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also."
- Robert Southey
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Intentions)

"Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Eye, Heaven)

"Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Soul, Free will, Heaven, Hell)

"If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Desperation, Heaven)

"Although you have some films that are a real bummer, there's always a film that comes up where it's just heaven."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Film, Heaven)

"The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Life, Affection, Heaven, Hell, State)

"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy."
- Mattie Stepanek
(Related: Heaven)

"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
(Related: Truth, Forget, Friends, Heaven, Now, Old, Quiet, Serenity, Will)

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Dogs, Heaven, Will)

"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
(Related: Idea, Day, Heaven)

"War, in some instances, especially defensive, has been authorized by Heaven."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: War, Heaven)

"His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice."
- John Stott
(Related: Success, Hope, Authority, Choice, Earth, Heaven, Nations)

"They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Heaven)

"There is only one thing keeping us from having heaven on earth: we can't believe it! Why? Because we don't want to be wrong - so we'll be right and make it hell!"
- Patricia Sun
(Related: Heaven, Right, Want, Wrong)

"This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Truth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Heaven, Man, Race)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Love, Wisdom, Intelligence, Peace, Heaven, Reason)

"The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Men, Beginning, Creation, Heaven, Hell, Race)

"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
(Related: Love, Faith, Truth, Angels, Heaven, Measure)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Sense, Spiritual, Word)

"For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Church, Earth, Sense, Spiritual, State, Word, World)

"First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: God, First, Heaven)

"I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"In heaven there are two distinct loves, love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor, in the inmost or third heaven love to the Lord, in the second or middle heaven love towards the neighbor."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Heaven)

"If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Heaven)

"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Heaven)

"A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,."
- Joshua Sylvester
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Love, God, Earth, Heaven, Ideals, Judges)

"Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Earth, Effort, Heaven, Listening, Trees)

"In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned, not yours. Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Work, Heaven, Nothing, Will)

"Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Marriage, Mother, Churches, Cities, Heaven, World)

"The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Gay, Heaven)

"Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Men, Women, Earth, Heaven, Hell)

"Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Life, Love, Work, God, Heaven, Poor, Poverty, Will)

"Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven."
- Francis Thompson
(Related: Heaven)

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Feet, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Beliefs, Dogs, Immortality, Heaven, Will)

"When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: American, Heaven, State, Today)

"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die."
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Heaven)

"I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, After the day's great sun!"
- Charles Hanson Towne
(Related: Day, Eyes)

"You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Sea, Stars, World)

"Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Father, Angels, Earth, Enjoyment, Right, World)

"I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Glory, Gold, Heaven, Sun, Trees)

"This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Heaven, Want, Words)

"We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: God, People, Heaven, May)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Climate, Company, Heaven, Hell)

"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Friends, Heaven, Hell)

"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Act, Benefits, Harm, Heaven)

"Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Heaven, World)

"Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Ambition)

"Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Beginning, Heaven)

"The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Soul, Heart, Thoughts, Being, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Practice, Water)

"One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Art, Money, Peace, Power, Heaven, Practice, Right)

"Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Purpose, Creation, Harmony, Heaven, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Life, Change, Truth, Creation, Earth, Heaven, Living, Principles, Will)

"Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit - love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Earth, Harmony, Heaven, Leading)

"If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Earth, Heaven, Right, Will)

"Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Gifts, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Marriage, End, Heaven, Nothing)

"I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting "Heaven" it was truly guerrilla film-making."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Energy, Fight, Film, Pretty)

"To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven."
- Charles V
(Related: Conscience, Heaven)

"Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Country, France, Garden, Heaven)

"To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Darkness, Glory, Obscurity, Sun)

"Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Heaven, World, Writer)

"The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that."
- George Wald
(Related: Effect, Heaven, May, Saying)

"To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!"
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Love, Hope, Heaven, Taste)

"Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population!"
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Christian, Heaven, World)

"The Roman Catholics teach that unless you're a Roman Catholic you do not go to heaven."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Heaven)

"They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they'll go to heaven and Jews will not."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Heaven, May, Will, Word)

"And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don't. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Heaven, Will)

"I also found that for myself, since I've had no religious education, it was so interesting to see the different versions of heaven and what life on earth means."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Life, Education, Earth, Heaven, Religious)

"But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Sex, Earth, Forbidden, Paradise, Heaven)

"All of the religions - with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven - teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Buddhism, End, Heaven)

"God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: God, Heart, Heaven)

"The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Heaven, Mind)

"Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing."
- John Webster
(Related: Heaven, Nothing)

"The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Thought, Doctrine, Heaven, Teaching)

"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
- James Whistler
(Related: Genius, Heaven)

"Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward."
- William Wilberforce
(Related: Heaven, Man, Right, Road)

"He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Related: Soul, Knowledge, Heaven, Key)

"My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Idea, Heaven)

"About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible."
- John Woolman
(Related: Age, Care, Man, Providence, Respect)

"After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me."
- John Woolman
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Journey, Sadness, Support)

"I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose."
- Elinor Wylie
(Related: Heaven, Hell, Inheritance)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fool, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven, I'm failing."
- La Monte Young
(Related: Heaven)

"Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven."
- Lu Yu
(Related: Dew, Heaven, Liquor)

"When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Agriculture, Heaven, State)

"Human nature is what Heaven supplies."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, Heaven, Human nature)