Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 31.
    The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 2, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 166, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 32.
    Who ever knew the heavens menace so?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 3, l. 44. On the night before the assassination of Caesar.)
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  • 33.
    Here or nowhere is our heaven.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 405, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 34.
    Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 476, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 35.
    Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French. Flowers of Evil, "Hymn to Beauty," (1860).)
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  • 36.
    I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1907. Eli Stormfield, in "Extracts from Capt. Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," p. 835, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 37.
    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 (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Spectator (London, Sept. 9, 1712), no. 479, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).)
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  • 38.
    The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 44, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 39.
    'Twas not by ideas,—by heaven! his life was put in jeopardy by words.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 2, ch. 2, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978). Said about uncle Toby's efforts to master the jargon of fortifications.)
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  • 40.
    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.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 84, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
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