Heaven quotes

  • It's a great historical joke that when the Spanish met the Aztecs, it was a blind date made in serve-you-right heaven. At the time, they were the two most unpleasant cultures in the entire world, and richly deserved each other. Still, the story of how stout Cortes blustered, bullied and bludgeoned his way to collapsing an entire empire with a handful of contagious hoodlums is astonishing.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Two #History #Heaven

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Practice #Heaven

  • Earth and high heaven are fixed of old and founded strong.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Strong #Heaven #Earth

  • These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. The British regulars who made the retreat from Mons, beginning August 24, 1914.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Fall #August #Heaven

  • June suns, you cannot store them To warm the winter's cold, The lad that hopes for heaven Shall fill his mouth with mould.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Winter #June #Heaven

  • In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Years #Political #Heaven

  • I'd walked too close to heaven and gotten a glimpse. The hell I'd lived before her no longer appealed to me.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Love #Heaven #Glimpse

  • O my people, I disavow all that you associate [with God]. I orient my face with an exclusive orientation towards Him, who created the heavens and the earth and I am not one of the associators.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #People #Heaven #Earth

  • Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Fire #Names #Heaven

  • What hell condemned, let heaven now heal.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Heaven #Hell #Heal

  • The power to bind and loose to Truth is given: The mouth that speaks it is the mouth of Heaven, The power, which in a sense belongs to none, Thus understood belongs to every one.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Truth #Heaven #Mouths

  • An epiphany enables you to sense creation not as something completed, but as constantly becoming, evolving, ascending. This transports you from a place where there is nothing new to a place where there is nothing old, where everything renews itself, where heaven and earth rejoice as at the moment of creation.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Heaven #Becoming #Earth

  • We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Years #Numbers #Heaven

  • I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Thanksgiving #Father #Heaven

  • Hours are golden links, God's token Reaching heaven; but one by one Take them, lest the chain be broken Ere the pilgrimage be done.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Time #Broken #Heaven

  • 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

    #People #Heaven #Use

  • Even today I am not ashamed to say that, overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for granting me the good fortune of being permitted to live at this time.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Heart #Heaven #Enthusiasm

  • The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Heaven #Church #Way

  • I wouldn’t trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Heaven #Fifteen #Minutes

  • There are those who say that children make a rich man poor. No, they have it backward. Children make a poor man rich. A rich man can't take his riches to heaven, but I'm taking my children
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Children #Men #Heaven

  • The Bible is not primarily a science book. It is not written to tell us how the heavens go; it is written to tell us how to go to heaven. But when it speaks on science, it is accurate.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Book #Heaven #Speak

  • From him [Death] alone of all the powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Heaven #Persuasion #Aloof

  • If God takes away from us the old, wrinkled, beat-up dollar bill we have clutched so desperately, it is only because He wants to exchange it for the whole Federal mint, the entire treasury! He is saying to us, 'I have in store for you all the resources of heaven. Help yourself.'
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Heaven #Dollar Bills #Dollars

  • When the eyes of the soul looking out meet the eyes of God looking in, heaven has begun right here on earth.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Heaven #Soul

  • I think that most Christians would be better pleased if the Lord did not inquire into their personal affairs too closely. They want Him to save them, to keep them happy, and to take them off to heaven at last, but not to be too inquisitive about their conduct or services.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Thinking #Heaven

  • We don't meditate to see heaven, but to end suffering.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Heaven #Suffering #Ends

  • For a while in my teens, I was sure I had it. It was about getting to heaven. If heaven existed and lasted forever, then a mere lifetime spent scrupulously following orders was a small investment for an infinite payoff. One day, though, I realized I was no longer a believer, and realizing that, I couldn't go back.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Order #Forever #Heaven

  • Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth.
    -- Alan Alda

    #People #Heaven #Tasks

  • As I stood outside in Cow Lane, it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No ... eight days a week.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Book #Eight #Heaven

  • Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love Is #Heaven #Attention

  • The composer...joins Heaven and Earth with threads of sounds.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Heaven #Sound #Earth

  • We have laboured long to build a heaven, only to find it populated with horrors.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Long #Heaven #Horror

  • And were your back as broad as heaven, and your purse full of gold, and did your compassion reach from here to hell itself, there is nothing you can do.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Compassion #Heaven #Gold

  • We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Journey #Heaven #Musical

  • May heaven protect us, cher monsieur, from being set on a pedestal by our friends!!!
    -- Albert Camus

    #Friendship #Heaven #Pedestal

  • Chacun exige d'e"  tre innocent, a'   tout prix, me"  me si, pour cela, il faut accuser le genre humain et le ciel. Everyone insists on his or her innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the rest of the human race and heaven.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Mean #Race #Heaven

  • The kingdom of heaven will, in fact, appear on earth , but it will be ruled over by men a mere handful to begin with, who will be the Cassars, because they were the first to understand and later, with time, by all men.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Heaven #Earth

  • What more ghastly image can be called up than that of a man betrayed by his body who, simply because he did not die in time, lives out the comedy while awaiting the end, face to face with that God he does not adore, serving him as he served life, kneeling before a void and arms outstretched toward a heaven without eloquence that he knows to be also without depth?
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Heaven #Arms

  • We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something! Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if he has to accuse the whole human race and heaven itself.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Race #Heaven #Cost

  • I don't like Paradise, as they probably don't have obsessions there.
    -- Alda Merini

    #Heaven #Paradise #Obsession

  • Relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness heaven; one may never get there.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Alaska #Heaven #May

  • If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay - in solid cash - the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Hypocrisy #Heaven

  • Lying in bed, he would think of Heaven and London.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Lying #Thinking #Heaven

  • There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Alcohol #Heaven #Drink

  • Oh God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain.
    -- Alec Douglas-Home

    #Sports #Rain #Heaven

  • An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.
    -- Alec Guinness

    #Two #Heaven #Acting

  • 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.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Artist #Heaven #Realizing

  • Kindred’s tale is a romantic, mature, and lyrical collage of heaven, hell, and a magical royal legend. The combination is divinely—and demonically—inspired.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Heaven #Legends #Royal

  • I will venture to assert that no combination of designing men under heaven will be capable of making a government unpopular which is in its principles a wise and good one, and vigorous in its operations.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Wise #Men #Heaven

  • Americans rouse - be unanimous, be virtuous, be firm, exert your courage, trust in Heaven, and nobly defy the enemies both of God and man!
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Heaven #Enemy

  • All labours draw hame at even, And can to others say, "Thanks to the gracious God of heaven, Whilk sent this summer day."
    -- Alexander Hume

    #Summer #July #Heaven

  • Faith refers to Christ. Holiness depends on faith. Heaven depends on holiness.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Heaven #Holiness #Christ

  • Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Men #Heaven #Weakness

  • Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Self #Silence #Heaven

  • Order is Heaven's first law; and this confess, Some are and must be greater than the rest.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Order #Law #Heaven

  • Heaven gave to woman the peculiar grace To spin, to weep, and cully human race.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Women #Race #Heaven

  • Who taught that heaven-directed spire to rise?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Heaven #Taught #Spires

  • Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by heaven.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Future #Circles #Heaven

  • Heaven breathes thro' ev'ry member of the whole One common blessing, as one common soul.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Blessing #Heaven #Soul

  • Devotion's self shall steal a thought from heaven.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Self #Heaven #Stealing

  • Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Book #Fate #Heaven

  • Habit is Heaven's own redress: it takes the place of happiness.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Heaven #Habit #Redress

  • Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Two #Political #Heaven

  • (Beth) "I don't care anymore." I turned my face up toward Heaven. "That's not my home anymore. You are.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Home #Heaven #Care

  • I was so worried that you wouldn’t want to know me once you found out.” I signed, relief flooding through me. “Are you kidding me?” Xavier reached out and curled a lock of my hair around his finger. “Surely I’ve got to be the luckiest guy in the world.” “How do you figure that?” “Isn’t it obvious? I’ve got my own little piece of Heaven right here.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Hair #Guy #Heaven

  • A calm despair, without angry convulsions or reproaches directed at heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Essence #Heaven #Despair

  • Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Funny #Women #Heaven

  • Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Prayer #Heaven #Storm

  • Routine is the god of every social system; it is the seventh heaven of business, the essential component in the success of every factory, the ideal of every statesman. The social machine should run like clockwork.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Running #Heaven #Essentials

  • Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.
    -- Alfred Richard Orage

    #Jealousy #Dragons #Heaven

  • When the Sun Clearest shineth Serenest in the heaven, Quickly are obscured All over the earth Other stars.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Stars #Heaven #Earth

  • A little soul scarce fledged for earth Takes wing with heaven again for goal, Even while we hailed as fresh from birth A little soul.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Wings #Goal #Heaven

  • Who knows but on their sleep may rise Such light as never heaven let through To lighten earth from Paradise?
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Sleep #Light #Heaven

  • Yea, when mortality dissolves,  Shall I not meet thine hour unawed? My house eternal in the heavens  Is lighted by the smile of God!
    -- Alice Cary

    #House #Heaven #Hours

  • There must be room for penitence to mend Life's broken chance; else noise of wars would unmake heaven.
    -- Alice Cary

    #War #Broken #Heaven

  • To the astrologer, or at least to what I call the analytical astrologer, the natal chart virtually represents a living map to the kingdom of heaven which lies within.
    -- Alice O. Howell

    #Lying #Heaven #Maps

  • Heaven is comfort, but it's still not living.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Heaven #Growth #Comfort

  • How to Commit the Perfect Murder" was an old game in heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Games #Perfect #Heaven

  • Optimism is the last resort of those in deep despair. There can't be any optimists in heaven.
    -- Alice Thomas Ellis

    #Optimism #Heaven #Despair

  • We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness - better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Mean #Heaven #Zombie

  • When my children hear godliness out of my mouth and they see wickedness in my life, then I point them to heaven and I lead them to hell.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Children #Heaven #Wickedness

  • Would anyone choose Hell over Heaven? YES! Why? Pride. They don't want to go in the only way you can go in, on your knees. They don't want to admit they are a failure, that their life is a mess.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Pride #Heaven

  • We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Heaven #Earth #Homeland

  • Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Nature #Men #Heaven

  • Man hath no Heaven and Time's coast is chartless. He speeds; we pass away!
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Time #Men #Heaven

  • It would be the greatest delight of the seraphs to pile up sand on the seashore or to pull weeds in a garden for all eternity, if they found out such was God's will. Our Lord himself teaches us to ask to do the will of God on earth as the saints do it in heaven: "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Weed #Garden #Heaven

  • The brightest ornaments in the crown of the blessed in heaven are the sufferings which they have borne patiently on earth.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Blessed #Heaven #Suffering

  • The sovereigns of the earth do not always grant audience readily; on the contrary, the King of Heaven, hidden under the eucharistic veils, is ready to receive anyone...
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Kings #Heaven #Veils

  • The way to Heaven is straight and narrow: they who wish to arrive at that place of bliss by walking in the paths of pleasure shall be disappointed; and therefore few reach it, because few are willing to use violence to themselves in resisting temptations.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Heaven #Temptation #Wish

  • Heaven is a homegrown cucumber
    -- Alys Fowler

    #Heaven #Cucumbers #Homegrown

  • Prelate, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God.
    -- Ambrose

    #Heaven #Gentleman #Church

  • WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in Heaven.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wall #Heaven #Devil

  • Heaven: A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound on yours.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Heaven #Wicked #Attention

  • If marriages are said to be made in heaven then why search for grooms in hell.
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Heaven #Hell #Made

  • God wanted to make heaven and the earth is that heaven. Nowhere in the universe there is so much love, life, beauty and peace. Enjoy your stay with the fellow beings.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Love Life #Heaven #Earth

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

    #Success #Failure #Heaven

  • Heaven plants a special seed, and we must have faith.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Religious #Heaven #Religion

  • The purpose of life is the investigation of the Sun, the Moon, and the heavens.
    -- Anaxagoras

    #Moon #Heaven #Purpose

  • I do believe there's a heaven. I do believe that God has given me the resilience and the survival skills to withstand the chiffon trenches.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Believe #Skills #Heaven

  • I intend to leave this life so shattered there's gonna have to be a thousand separate heavens for all of my flying parts
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Heaven #Flying #This Life