“Holiness Necessary for Future Blesedness,” in his Sermons and Discourses (1825-39)

Newman, John Henry, ed. Charles Frederick Harrold Longmans

Green and Co., 1949

p. 24

Heaven is not for everyone: it is an acquired taste, and hard to acquire while our taste buds still resemble a crocodile’s back.  An unholy person would be restless and unhappy in heaven.