Paradise Quotes

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 […]

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.

It is a curious thing that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.

Woman will be the ultimate danger even in Paradise Regained.

A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian were viewing a painting of Adam and Eve walking in the Garden of Eden. Look at their reserve, their calm,” mused the Brit. “They must be British!” Nonsense,” the Frenchman disagreed. “They’re naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French!” It is obvious they are Russian,” argued the […]

In this fool’s paradise he drank delight.

Patience is the key to paradise.

A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou. Beside me singing in the wilderness- Oh, wilderness were paradise enow! (Omar Khayyam)