Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 41.
    Heaven always shower His mercy on us and we return it with our cruelty
    (We always receive virtue yet we give vice to this world..this is the difference between we and the Lord)
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  • 42.
    We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
    (Humphrey, Sir Gilbert (c.1537-1583), British soldier, navigator, explorer. Quoted in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol. 3, Richard Hakluyt (1600). said during a storm on his last, fatal voyage back from Newfoundland, Sept. 1583.)
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  • 43.
    Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
    (Henri-Frédéric Amiel (20th century), Swiss poet, philosopher.)
  • 44.
    Heaven is the place where the donkey at last catches up with the carrot.
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  • 45.
    All places are distant from heaven alike.
    (Robert Burton (1577-1640), British clergyman, author. The Anatomy of Melancholy, pt. 2, sct. 3, memb. 4, subsct. 1 (1621).)
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  • 46.
    Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. repr. in Red Emma Speaks, pt. 2, ed. Alix Kates Shulman (1972). "The Failure of Christianity," Mother Earth (New York, April 1913). Referring to first beatitude, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (New Testament, Matthew 5:3).)
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  • 47.
    With his ardent arms, man had pulled heaven to earth.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. The Autumn of the Middle Ages, ch. 2 (1921, trans. 1995). Speaking of the materialism of medieval times.)
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  • 48.
    If I cannot prevail upon heaven, I shall move hell.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Juno, in Aeneid, bk. 7, l. 312 (19 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995). Spoken by Juno on realizing that she will be unable to prevent Aeneas from gaining Latium.)
  • 49.
    It is the gift of heaven and not of reason.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Polyeucte, in Polyeucte, act 5, sc. 2 (1641). Polyeucte speaks of divine grace.)
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  • 50.
    My idea of heaven is eating paté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
    (Sydney Smith (1771-1845), British clergyman, writer. Quoted in The Smith of Smiths, ch. 10, Hesketh Pearson (1934).)
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