— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
„Mozart didn't need a scheme for his music. He played and sang with the heavenly lightness of a child.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
Mozart brauchte kein Programm für seine Musik. Er musizierte und sang mit der göttlichen Leichtigkeit eines Kindes.
„Only what coronation is in an earthly way, baptism is in a heavenly way; God's authoritative declaration in material form of a spiritual reality.“
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
— John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
„Thus heavenly hope is all serene,
But earthly hope, how bright soe’er,
Still fluctuates o’er this changing scene,
As false and fleeting as ’t is fair.“
— Reginald Heber English clergyman 1783 - 1826
"On Heavenly Hope and Earthly Hope".
„To know of someone here and there whom we accord with, who is living on with us, even in silence — this makes our earthly ball a peopled garden.“
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
Bk. VII, Ch. 5
— William Collins English poet, born 1721 1721 - 1759
„That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
The notes of the harpers ring sweet in mine ear.
And, see, soft unfolding those portals of gold,
The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!“
— William Augustus Muhlenberg United States Anglican Episcopal clergyman 1796 - 1877
I would not live alway (published 1826), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The resurrection state is the culmination of glorified humanity; is the change of the earthly for the heavenly; is the putting off of flesh and blood, and the putting on of the spiritual body. The body of the resurrection is the body with which the spirit is clothed for its celestial life.“
— Randolph Sinks Foster American bishop 1820 - 1903
„O white and midnight sky, O starry bath,
Wash me in thy pure, heavenly crystal flood:
Cleanse me, ye stars, from earthly soil and scath—
Let not one taint remain in spirit or blood!“
— Richard Watson Gilder editor 1844 - 1909
The Celestial Passion, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822
„Wyatt resteth here, that quick could never rest:
Whose heavenly gifts increased by disdain;
And virtue sank the deeper in his breast:
Such profit he by envy could obtain.“
— Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey English Earl 1516 - 1547
"Wyatt resteth here, that quick could never rest", line 1
„For my spirit hath left her earthly home
And found a nobler dwelling,
Where the music of light is that of life,
And the starry harps are swelling.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Golden Violet - Amenaïde
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Context: Of love that never found his earthly close, What sequel? Streaming eyes and breaking hearts? Or all the same as if he had not been? Not so. Shall Error in the round of time Still father Truth? O shall the braggart shout For some blind glimpse of freedom work itself Thro' madness, hated by the wise, to law System and empire? Sin itself be found The cloudy porch oft opening on the Sun? And only he, this wonder, dead, become Mere highway dust? or year by year alone Sit brooding in the ruins of a life, Nightmare of youth, the spectre of himself! If this were thus, if this, indeed, were all, Better the narrow brain, the stony heart, The staring eye glazed o'er with sapless days, The long mechanic pacings to and fro, The set gray life, and apathetic end. But am I not the nobler thro' thy love? O three times less unworthy! likewise thou Art more thro' Love, and greater than thy years. " Love and Duty http://www.readbookonline.net/read/4310/14259/", l. 1- 21 (1842)
„Like Karl Kraus, [Wittgenstein] was seldom pleased by what he saw of the institutions of men, and the idiom of the passerby mostly offended his ear—particularly when they happened to speak philosophically; and like Karl Kraus, he suspected that the institutions could not but be corrupt if the idiom of the race was confused, presumptuous, and vacuous, a fabric of nonsense, untruth, deception, and self-deception.“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012