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"The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven"-John Milton
Race, Religion & Politics / 9:01 PM - Tuesday March 10, 2009

"The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven"-John Milton

What heaven have you made out of a hell in your life?

What heaven in your life has your mind made a hell?

- Asked by desota18, A Creative, Male, 22-25, Self-Employed

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I'm very good at doing both of these. But, once I get so far into hell, I realize what I am doing and back off.(Most of the time).

- Response by barbb, An Alternative Girl, Female, Who Cares?, Other Profession

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I was a single Mom, all theway, all by myself, and never on welfare.

I bought my first house this December.

My son is on double engineering scholarship at Iowa State University. He is currently testing Boeing jet engines....and is on the Electrathon car team----they placed 2nd in nationals last year.


I am healthy and losing weight.

AND I live in IOWA.

This IS HEAVEN.



- Response by iowaczechartist, A Thinker, Female, 36-45

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"I was my own destroyer and shall be my own thereafter."--Lord Byron, Manfred.

My amusing personality and extraordinary recall of world literature makes my world a pleasant place about 99% of the time.

- Response by electragold21, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, New York, Teaching

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Yep..you bet I did...
-heaven I made out of the hell of my life: was divorcing my husband and bought two companies when he thought I would do squat without him
-running these two companies and finding some time for myself.

- Response by honeywillow, A Life of the Party, Female, 46-55, Edmonton, Who Cares?

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Any place can be a hell for me when I get into that mood.

- Response by anonymouspersona, A Hippie Chick, Female, 26-28, Miami, Student

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Neither.
Milton also said, "Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven!"
Milton...had some issues.

- Response by jenny12, A Career Woman, Female, 46-55, Other Profession

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Your doubt in this quote is totally reasonable. Satan says, this in book 2 of paradise lost, but in book 4 we see that "his troubled thoughts and from the bottom stir the hell within him, for within him Hell he brings round and about him." (lines 19-21)He thinks his mind can make a heaven out of hell but it just makes everything Hell wherever he goes. The quote" The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven" is totally out of context.

- Response by An Intellectual Guy, Male, 26-28

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Your doubt in this quote is totally reasonable. Satan says, this in book 2 of paradise lost, but in book 4 we see that "his troubled thoughts and from the bottom stir the hell within him, for within him Hell he brings round and about him." (lines 19-21)He thinks his mind can make a heaven out of hell but it just makes everything Hell wherever he goes. The quote" The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven" is totally out of context.

- Response by An Intellectual Guy, Male, 26-28

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