Quotes: heaven

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  • Kofi Annan
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    As one of my predecessors said, our objective is not to take people to heaven, but to prevent humanity from going to hell.
    Source: Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace at the United Nations (2012)
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
  • Erwin W. Lutzer
    Erwin W. Lutzer
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    At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
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    Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
    Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
    Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 48, st. 1
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
    Source: Paradise lost (1667) I, 263
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    Bless was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
    But to be young was very heaven.
  • Beilby Porteus
    Beilby Porteus
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    But chiefly Thou, Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from Heaven To bleed for man, to teach him how to live, And, oh! still harder lesson! how to die.
  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    American journalist and author 1929-
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    But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    But it's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin
    And can't stand the company.
    Every fool's got a reason to feelin' sorry for himself
    And turn his heart to stone.
    Tonight this fool's halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
    And I feel like I'm comin' home.
    Source: Lucky Town (1992) Better Days
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
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    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.