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The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water.

    Topics: Happiness

Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose... only (upon) the Beloved who will never pass away.

    Topics: Happiness

God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn... That is why it is no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion.

    Topics: Happiness
    Source: Mere Christianity.

Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire.

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Though I do not believe that my desire for Paradise proves that I shall enjoy it, I think it a pretty good indication that such a thing exists and that some men will.

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: Transposition and Other addresses

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

    Topics: Heaven, Joy

Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions.

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: A Grief Observed

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

    Topics: Heaven, Perseverance

A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.

    Topics: Heaven

If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a "wandering to find home," why should we not look forward to the arrival?

    Topics: Heaven

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

    Topics: Hell

The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded.

    Topics: Hell, Freedom

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