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Beah Richards Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Beah Richards.

Heaven and earth!
How is it that bodies join but never meet?
- Beah Richards

Both class and race survive education,
and neither should.
What is education then? If it doesn't help a human
being to recognize that humanity is humanity,
what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?
- Beah Richards

Race, what is that? Race is a competition,
somebody winning and somebody losing.
Blood doesn't run in races!
Come on!
- Beah Richards

For me life is a challenge.
And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if
I get to be a trillionaire.
- Beah Richards

 

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

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

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.

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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)

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)

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover
that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now,
woven into this life.
- Lionel Blue

To love yourself right now, just as you are,
is to give yourself heaven.
Don't wait until you die.
If you wait, you die now.
If you love, you live now.
- Alan Cohen

Victory puts us on a level with heaven.
- Lucretius

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never
been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
- H. L. Mencken

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic,
in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to
heaven than go to purgatory.
- Charles Spurgeon

If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody
to reproach us for being black,
or for being slaves.
- Jupiter Hammon

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee,
thou art not for the world.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill,
though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the
natural bias of our flesh.
- Jonathan Edwards

The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven.
- Frederick William Robertson

I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life,
that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks,
and beneath the shadow of oaks.
- Donald G. Mitchell

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree
with you and a Heaven for your friends.
- Elbert Hubbard

We were born to die and we die to live.
As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth;
we fully flower in heaven.
- Russell M. Nelson

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme
force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Not in purity or in holiness merely,
for in Paradise man was holy,
and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice
of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
- Matthew Simpson

We are all going to Heaven, and Vandyke is of the company.
- Thomas Gainsborough

It has been more wittily than charitably said that
hell is paved with good intentions;
they have their place in heaven also.
- Robert Southey

If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National.
I just don't want an early tee time.
- Gary Player

Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances.
For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert,
under the indifferent heaven.
- T. E. Lawrence

Where the ball went was up to heaven.
Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.
- Bob Feller

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven,
I don't want to go there.
- Martin Luther


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