Quotes 106 till 120 of 264.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.
Sir John Vanbrugh
English architect and dramatist 1664-17260
I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'Tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-20180
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.Source: The Guardian (15 May 2011)
I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...Source: Journal entry
R. A. Torrey
American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer 1856-19280
I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-19680
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Charles Prince Of Wales
British heir apparent to the throne 1948-0
If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.
English writer 1667-17450
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
German preacher 1483-15460
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
English writer 1894-19630
If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay - in solid cash - the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959-0
If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
South african writer 1923-0
If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.
American Protestant clergyman 1891-19680
If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
If you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it you will not enjoy yourself there.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.