Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    ... 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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  • 75.
    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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  • 76.
    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).)
  • 77.
    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).)
  • 78.
    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 (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 79.
    Possibly there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your psychiatry, Mr. Garth.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden), Dracula's Daughter, telling Garth that she believes Von Helsing's story of vampires (1936). Unbeknownst to Garth, the Countess is a vampire. Story suggested by Oliver Jeffries. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.)
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  • 80.
    Sunday—A day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 624, Knopf (1949).)
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