quote by Christopher Columbus

Gold is the most precious of all commodities; gold constitutes treasure, and he who possesses it has all he needs in the world, as also the means of rescuing souls from purgatory, and restoring them to the enjoyment of paradise.

— Christopher Columbus

Perspective Purgatory quotations

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I'll be all right as long as there's a lending library.

Time is a purgatory that has cleansed all fury from my memories.

You can compromise between good, better, and best, and you can compromise between bad and worse and terrible. But you can’t compromise between good and evil. And now people look at the other side as a completely different kind of animal and say, “They are taking the country down the road to purgatory.” It’s complete intolerance.

I have held and hold souls to be immortal.

... Speaking as a Catholic, they do not pass from body to body, but go to paradise, purgatory or hell. But I have reasoned deeply, and, speaking as a philosopher, since the soul is not found without body and yet is not body, it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body.

Heaven is purpose, principle, and people.

Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations.

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.

Do you know what it's like to run spellcheck for six hours? It's like a party in purgatory. A party in purgatory where all they have to drink is sugar-free Kool-aid, and the only game to play is Monopoly, and none of your friends show up.

We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo.

I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.

England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.

The futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system.

We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.

What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory.

Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.

A prison! heav'ns, I loath the hated name, Famine's metropolis, the sink of shame, A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb; By ev'ry plague and ev'ry ill possess'd, Ev'n purgatory itself to thee 's a jest.

The Catholic Church is a thousand times better than your Protestant Church upon that question [of damnation]. The Catholic Church believes in purgatory - that is, a place where a fellow can get a chance to make a motion for a new trial.

I don't think of marriage as the drudge work that a lot of sitcoms and movies might have shown it to be, I think it's more deadly murderous rage, unadulterated passion, soul-crushing purgatorial dread... It's more interesting.

You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.

I had the feeling that Sarajevo was the perfect place to shoot the film I wanted to shoot. It is the perfect illustration of purgatory.

We must empty purgatory with our prayers.

As President, I will institute a procedure in which all convicted criminals will have this brass ring will be surgically implanted into their foreheads-Americans have a right to know who they can trust. I don't care if you're 5, 6, or 7 years old, if you're a first-time offender, you're gonna go to Purgatory and it's not gonna be fun!

We are in the world to laugh. In purgatory or in hell we shall no longer be able to do so. And in heaven it would not be proper.

What Hells and Purgatories and Heavens I have inside of me! But who sees me do anything that disagrees with life--me, so calm and peaceful?

We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell.

'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory.

I used to be a major people pleaser, but that way purgatory lies.

When there is hell to pay, it is usually cheaper to pay it than to finance an endless purgatory.

That there should be some fire even after this life is not incredible, and it can be inquired into and either be discovered or left hidden whether some of the faithful may be saved, some more slowly and some more quickly in the greater or lesser degree in which they loved the good things that perish, through a certain purgatorial fire.

If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.

The realms of the gods and demons - heaven, purgatory, hell - are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world.

History will be erased in the universal purgatory.

If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise;

if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory.

Tis a petty kind of fame At best, that comes of making violins;

And saves no masses, either. Thou wilt go To purgatory none the less.

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