(Alexlukin, Getty Images)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
Mark Twain

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Heaven and hell is right now. You make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.
George Harrison

Joy is the serious business of heaven.
C.S. Lewis

If Heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, that would be a great thing.
Robin Williams

There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love.
Henry David Thoreau

The bodies of irrational animals are bent toward the ground, whereas man was made to walk erect with his eyes on heaven, as though to remind him to keep his thoughts on things above.
St. Augustine

I don't believe in heaven and hell. I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life -- the only thing I know to exist -- to be wasted.
George Clooney

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalm 19:2 (KJV)

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare

The connections we make in the course of a life -- maybe that's what heaven is.
Fred Rogers

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

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven, unless it be through Earth's loveliness.

They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood

The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.
Rev. Billy Graham

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

Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above.
Emily Dickinson


Past Issues