Quotes: heaven

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  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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    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)
  • Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter
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    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
    R. A. Torrey
    American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer 1856-1928
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    I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    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
    Charles Prince Of Wales
    British heir apparent to the throne 1948-
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    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.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    German preacher 1483-1546
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    If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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.
  • Ben Elton
    Ben Elton
    British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959-
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    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.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    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.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    If you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it you will not enjoy yourself there.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.
    Source: The First World War (1963) p. 165
  • Alexander Maclaren
    Alexander Maclaren
    British preacher 1826-1910
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    In heaven after ''ages of ages'' of growing glory, we shall have to say, as each new wave of the shoreless, sunlit sea bears us onward, ''It doth not yet appear what we shall be.''