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 […]

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)

Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise! One thing at least is certain – This life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies. (Omar Khayyam)

He that will enter into Paradise must come with the right key.

Paradise is our native country, and we in this world be as exiles and strangers.

We were expelled from Paradise, but Paradise was not destroyed. In a sense our expulsion from Paradise was a stroke of luck, for had we not been expelled, Paradise would have had to be destroyed.

I suppose what makes me most glad is that we all recognize each other in this metaphysical space of silence and happening, and get some sense, for a moment, that we are full of paradise without knowing it.

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?