Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant.
A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.
In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
I think it is the fact that birds are two-legged, like us, which gives them something of our balance and gesture and makes them nearer to us.
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