— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Thomas Gainsborough English portrait and landscape painter 1727 - 1788
Quote in Summer 1788, as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, Lord Ronald Sutherland F.S.A. - publishers, George Bell and Sons, London 1903, p. 10
1770 - 1788
— 50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer 1975
Gotta Make it to Heaven
Song lyrics, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
„Lately I have come to believe that the principle difference between Heaven and Hell is the company you keep there….“
Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999)
Variant: The principal difference between heaven and hell is the company you keep there.
„There are depths in man that go to the lowest hell, and heights that reach the highest heaven, for are not both heaven and hell made out of him, everlasting miracle and mystery that he is.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
As quoted in A Dictionary of Thoughts : Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern (1891) edited by Tryon Edwards. p. 327.
1890s and attributed from posthumous publications
— Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993
Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago
— Dean Karnazes American distance runner 1962
Source: Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
— Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680
Heaven On Earth, 1654
— Osbert Sitwell British baronet 1892 - 1969
The Scarlet Tree, Bk. IV, ch. 1 (1946).
Variant: When I die I hope to go to heaven--whatever that is--and I want to be able to afford the price of admission.
Source: Atlas Shrugged
— John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Iría al paraíso, pero con mi infierno; solo, no.
„They have been promising us for a long time — in every culture — that they are going to take us to heaven. They promise heaven because they are making a hell out of this place.“
— Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957
Source: Of Mystics & Mistakes
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950