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Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories,
by Dante Alighieri

Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories,
and still your eyes are on the ground.
- Dante Alighieri

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
- Dante Alighieri

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
- Dante Alighieri

 

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way,
and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri

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You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread,
and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
- Dante Alighieri

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
- Dante Alighieri

No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
- Dante Alighieri

From a little spark may burst a flame.
- Dante Alighieri

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough,
some of which go and others come.
- Dante Alighieri

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to
myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set
on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature,
as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be,
as it were, God's grandchild.
- Dante Alighieri

Nature is the art of God.
- Dante Alighieri

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
- Dante Alighieri

Will cannot be quenched against its will.
- Dante Alighieri

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
- Dante Alighieri

Remember tonight...
for it is the beginning of always.
- Dante Alighieri

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you,
in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri

Small projects need much more help than great.
- Dante Alighieri

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes,
but to follow virtue and knowledge.
- Dante Alighieri

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to
good and bad treatment it is.
- Dante Alighieri

O conscience, upright and stainless,
how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri

I love to doubt as well as know.
- Dante Alighieri

He listens well who takes notes.
- Dante Alighieri

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
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 street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

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

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Home interprets heaven.
Home is heaven for beginners.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
- Ken Olsen

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

Love him and let him love you.
Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
- James A. Baldwin

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
- Plautus

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
- Boethius


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