Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.
Heaven is like an egg, and the earth is like the yolk of the egg.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
The sacred mountain is an "axis mundi" connecting earth with heaven.
Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
Within the sacred precints the profane is transcended. On the most archaic levels of culture this posibility of transcendence is expressed by various "images of an opening"; here, in the sacred enclosure, communication with gods is made possible; hence there must be a door to the world above, by which the gods cand descend to earth and man can symbolically ascend to heaven.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
The mountain occurs among the images that express the connection between heaven and earth.
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Temples are replicas of the cosmic mountain and hence constitute the pre-eminent link between earth and heaven.
I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth.
For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Victory puts us on a level with heaven.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
With Hubert Van Eyck the eye is fixed and the face impassible; it is the eternal immobility of divine life; in heaven all is fulfilled and time is no more.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they'll go to heaven and Jews will not.