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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A man may go to heaven with half the pains it takes to purchase hell.  Fielding.  1
A man must go old to the court and young to a cloister that would from thence to heaven.  2
A Persian’s heaven is easily made,
It is but black eyes and a lemonade.  Thomas Moore.
Aid yourself and Heaven will aid you.  La Fontaine.  4
All of heaven and hell is not known till hereafter.  5
Better go to heaven in rags, than to hell in embroidery.  6
Better once in heaven than ten times at the gate.  Dutch.  7
Even the hen when it drinks water looks toward heaven.  Turkish.  8
Heaven always favors good desires.  Don Quixote.  9
Heaven helps those who help themselves.  10
Heaven in punishing the culpable does not permit itself to be deceived by the breadth of a hair.  Chinese.  11
Heaven never helps the men that will not act.  Sophocles.  12
Heaven protects the just.  Homer.  13
Heaven’s never deaf but when man’s heart is dumb.  Francis Quarles.  14
Heaven sent us women, and the devil, stays.  French.  15
Heaven’s harmony is universal love.  Cowper.  16
Heaven is the widow’s champion and defence.  Shakespeare.  17
Heaven would often be unjust if it answered our prayers.  18
He will never get to heaven that desires to go thither alone.  19
Heaven is mine if God say amen.  20
Heaven never helps the man who will not act.  21
Heaven will make amend for all.  22
Heaven without good society cannot be heaven.  23
It is harder work getting to hell than to heaven.  German.  24
Let us fulfil our own parts and await the will of Heaven.  Chinese.  25
Men go laughing to heaven.  Dutch.  26
The road to heaven is equally short where’er we die.  Danish.  27
The way to heaven is by weeping cross.  German.  28
The way to heaven lies open indifferently to all.  Spectator.  29
There is no going to heaven in a sedan.  30
There’s no getting to heaven in a coach.  Italian.  31
Though the heavens be glorious yet they are not all stars.  32
What Heaven ordains the wise with courage bears.  Homer.  33
What the heavens shower down the earth drinks up.  Modern Greek.  34
Whatever Heaven ordains is best.  Homer.  35
Without climbing mountains, no one can know the height of heaven.  Chinese.  36

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