Jonathan Edwards ("The Christian Pilgrim", 1733), on heaven:
To go to heaven fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accomondations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows. But the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams, but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.