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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)
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
Russian Writer, Philosopher
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.
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.
Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
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
English poet, polemicist and man of letters
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
Source: Paradise lost (1667) I, 263
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
Bless was it in that dawn to be alive,/But to be young was very heaven.
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,
But to be young was very heaven.
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.
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.
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
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.
German politician and Nazi party leader
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.
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