Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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).)
  • 74.
    Everyone who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Genealogy of Morals, essay 3, aph. 10 (1887).)
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  • 75.
    Good heavens! what a foolish thing is this pretended perfectibility of the human race which is continually being dinned into our ears!
    (Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), French poet, novelist, critic. Trans. by in 1943. Mademoiselle de Maupin, preface (1834).)
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  • 76.
    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 (1855-1916), U.S. philosopher. Letter to William James, May 21, 1888, reporting a conversation with a sea captain. The Letters of Josiah Royce, p. 217, ed. John Clendenning (1970).)
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  • 77.
    ... the English are very fond of being entertained, and ... they regard the French and the American people as destined by Heaven to amuse them.
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 9 (1897).)
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  • 78.
    The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
    (Martin Luther (1483-1546), German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Preface to his translation of the Psalms (1534).)
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  • 79.
    The "kingdom of heaven" is a condition of the heart—not something that comes "above the earth" or "after death."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 207, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Antichrist, section 34 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1895).)
  • 80.
    The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
    (Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Tancred, bk. 3, ch. 4 (1847).)
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