Dr. Werner von Braun, well-known for pioneering the U.S. space program, said that he had "essentially scientific" reasons for believing in life after death. He explained: "Science has found that nothing can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies the fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of the universe, doesn't it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation -- the human soul? I think it does."
"Speculations? I know nothing about speculations. I'm resting on certainties. I know that my Redeemer lives, and because He lives, I shall live also." -English scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
"Heaven is not all rest. On the door is inscribed: 'No admission except on business.'" -Anonymous
"You grow to heaven. You don't go to heaven. " - Edgar Cayce
"To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessing of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil." --Socrates
"The best way to get to heaven is to take it with you. " --Henry Drummond
"Your religion is where your love is." --Henry David Thoreau
"No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today." - Fra Giovanni
"Heaven -- the treasury of everlasting life." --William Shakespeare
"Love rules the camp, the court, the grove -- for love is Heaven, and Heaven is love." --Lord Byron
"Be assured that just as an hour is only part of a day, so life on Earth is only part of eternity." --C.L. Allen
"Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire about its climate, about the neighbors I would have -- about everything, in fact, that I could learn concerning it. If soon you were going to emigrate, that is the way you would feel. Well, we are all going to emigrate in a very little while. We are going to spend eternity in another world. … Is it not natural that we should look and listen and try to find out who is already there and what is the route to take?" --Dwight L. Moody
"Heaven is a city without a cemetery." --Anonymous
"Where is there a country without sin, crime, lawlessness, bloodshed, disease, death, sorrow and heartache? Heaven is a country in which there is the absence of all that is common to any land, for in God's country there are no barriers, no walls or curtains to divide; no race barrier; no soldiers because there are no wars; no policemen because there is no crime or sin; no undertakers because there are no graves; no physicians because germs, fevers, pestilences, diseases are unknown; no thieves because there is no darkness. Who would not yearn for this better and more desirable country in which there are no separations, no broken homes, no drunkards, no prisons, no hospitals, no beggars, no persons who are blind, deaf, dumb or destitute? What a country! Are you not homesick for Heaven?" --H. Lockyer
"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." --Rabindranath Tagore
When Robert Browning's father lay dying -- he was past eighty at the time -- his cheerfulness alarmed the attending physician. "Does the old gentleman know he is dying?" the doctor inquired of his daughter in a low voice. The father overheard him and smiled, "Death is no enemy in my eyes."
"From dust thou art to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul." --H.W. Longfellow
"When I die, do not sound taps over my grave, but reveille -- the morning call, the summons to rise."-- A soldier
"The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here. ... Yet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author." -- Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin
"When Christ calls me Home I shall go with the gladness of a boy bounding away from school." --Adoniram Judson, first Christian missionary to Burma
"I shall not live 'till I see God; and when I have seen Him, I shall never die." --John Donne
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal." --Thomas Moore
"He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.--Isaiah 25:8 & Revelation 7:17
"We shall be satisfied." --Psalm 17:15
"What care I for crown of stars and harp of gold if I can love and laugh and sing with them [family] forever in the smile of my Savior and my God." --Bob Taylor
"When I go to the grave I can say, as others have said, 'My day's work is done.' But I cannot say, 'My life is done.' My work will recommence the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes upon the twilight, but opens upon the dawn." --Victor Hugo
"Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy." - Louisa May Alcott
"Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." - Mother Teresa
"I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now." - Norman Vincent Peale
Sir Isaac Newton, when an old man, said to one who praised his wisdom, "I am as a child on the seashore picking up a pebble here and a shell there, but the great ocean of truth still lies before me."
"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice answers, 'This may take more than one night.'" -- Charlie Brown
From Billy Graham:
"No energy crisis there. . .No fear of personal failure."
"Heaven will be what we have always longed for. It will be the new social order that men dream of. All the things that have made earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven. There will be no night, no death, no disease, no sorrow, no tears, no ignorance, no disappointment, no war. It will be filled with happiness, worship, love, perfection and other good qualities."
"Heaven will be a place to challenge the creative genius of the unfettered mind of redeemed man."
From Daniel Brandt Berg:
"We can enjoy Heaven now. We can have half of the enjoyment ahead of time by looking forward to it, thinking about it, reading about it and anticipating it."
"I'm a citizen of the only righteous nation in the Universe--the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!"
"The more of Heaven we cherish, the less of Earth we covet."
"Even the worst neighborhood of Heaven will be better than the best neighborhood of the fanciest town on Earth!"
"One of these days you're going to a mansion that isn't going to cost you anything!--No upkeep, no expense, absolutely nothing except what it's already cost Jesus!"
"Isn't that ridiculous to show Peter standing at the gates of Heaven with a ring of keys? The doors are already unlocked for us, all we've got to do is walk in through the front gate!"