I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression upon me, and […]
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now – only much, much better
We used to think earthly life was horrible and paradise awaited us when we died. Now we have made earthly life into a paradise and we fear death. It can’t possibly be as good as life as we know it in America.
Paradise is open to all kind hearts.
The only paradise is paradise lost.
The best and sweetest flowers of Paradise God gives to his people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of heaven, a key to let us in to Paradise.
Ideas of Paradise are exceedingly various. To the Ancients Paradise meant a dolce far niente in the Elysian fields…. The Scythians believed in a Paradise of immortal drunkenness and drinking blood out of the skulls of their enemies…. To some I believe Paradise means yachting, and for my own part, I think a 200 ton […]
When Man, expell’d from Eden’s bowers, A moment linger’d near the gate, Each scene recall’d the vanish’d hours, And bade him curse his future fate. But, wandering on through distant climes, He learnt to bear his load of grief; Just gave a sigh to other times, And found in busier scenes relief. Thus, lady! will […]
I believe that there is an ideal hovering over the earth, an ideal of that Paradise which is not the mere outcome of imagination, but the ultimate reality towards which all things are moving. I believe that this vision of Paradise is to be seen in the sunlight, and the green of the earth, in […]
When non-believers try to imagine Paradise, they only dream of a livable Hell.