Selected Quotes about Heaven

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. -- Isaac Asimov

The Word is the master key for the whole world, inasmuch as through its potency the doors of the hearts of men, which in reality are the doors of heaven, are unlocked. -- Baha'u'llah

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. -- Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. -- Pearl S. Buck

A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. -- Samuel Butler

I hope you love birds, too. It is economical. It saves going to Heaven. -- Emily Dickinson

My life closed twice before its close; / It yet remains to see / If Immortality unveil / A third event to me, / So huge, so hopeless to conceive, / As these that twice befell. / Parting is all we know of heaven, / And all we need of hell. -- Emily Dickinson

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. -- Emily Dickinson

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it. -- Albert Einstein

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes. -- Galileo Galilei

We are our own devils; we drive ourselves out of our Edens. -- Goethe

How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms. -- Robert Ingersoll

I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all. -- Thomas Jefferson

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? -- Robert F. Kennedy

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. -- H. L. Mencken

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. -- John Milton

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. -- John Milton

I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. -- Amy Tan

I wonder whether they have rum and Coke in Heaven? Maybe it's too mundane a pleasure, but I hope so -- as a sundowner. Except, of course, the sun never goes down there. Oh, man, this heaven is going to take some getting used to. -- Desmond Tutu

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. -- Mark Twain

Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed. -- Mark Twain

The inventor of their heaven empties into it all the nations of the earth, in one common jumble. All are on an equality absolute, no one of them ranking another; they have to be "brothers"; they have to mix together, pray together, harp together, hosannah together--whites, niggers, Jews, everybody--there's no distinction. Here in the earth all nations hate each other, and every one of them hates the Jew. Yet every pious person adores that heaven and wants to get into it. He really does. And when he is in a holy rapture he thinks he thinks that if he were only there he would take all the populace to his heart, and hug, and hug, and hug! -- Mark Twain

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven. -- Mark Twain

Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. -- Mark Twain

In the world to come, I shall not be asked, "Why were you not Moses?" I shall be asked, "Why were you not Zusya?" -- Rabbi Zusya

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