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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
"Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind . . . turn upon the poles of truth."
Sir Francis Bacon
"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell ? you see, I have friends in both places."
"No eye to watch, and no tongue to wound us, All earth forgot, and all heaven around us."
"Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state."
"The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven."
"Heaven sometimes hedges a rare character about with ungainliness and odium, as the burr that protects the fruit."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best; being pleased by repeated trials, to make . . . pure spirits more pure."
William Makepeace Thackeray
"Misled by fancy's meteor ray, By passion driven; But yet the light that led astray Was light from heaven."
"Take all the pleasures of all the spheres, And multiply each through endless years,? One minute of heaven is worth them all."