165 Paradise Quotes To Inspire Tranquility In Your Life

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  1. I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. The way to paradise is an uphill climb whereas hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to get to paradise and not to hell. — Al-Ghazali
  3. Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children. — Dante Alighieri
  4. Our culture is so fixated on dying and going to heaven when the whole Scripture is about heaven coming to earth. — N. T. Wright
  5. It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise. — Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. — Victor Hugo
  7. Who are we to wish for Paradise? It will be enough if Allah spares us his wrath. — Abu Hanifa
  8. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. — Bertrand Russell
  9. ...the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise — David Fairchild
  10. True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it. — Karl Popper

The Most Famous Paradise Quotes

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Paradise is always where love dwells. — Jean Paul

Paradise Is exactly like Where you are right now Only much much Better. — Laurie Anderson

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Paradise is not a place, it's a state of mind. — Frank Sonnenberg

Paradise is too perfect for humanity. — Dario Argento

It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio. — Ezra Pound

Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am. — Voltaire

In Paradise there are things which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has thought of. — Muhammad

Paradises an only be made with our own hands, with our own creativity in harmony with the free creativity of nature. — Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Paradise is open to all kind hearts. — Pierre Jean de Beranger

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When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise. — William Makepeace Thackeray

Short Paradise Quotes

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  • When man tries to imagine Paradise on earth, the immediate result is a very respectable Hell. — Sayings
  • Women are all we know of paradise on this earth. — Albert Camus
  • I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. — Jorge Luis Borges
  • There is a kind of serenity in love which is almost a paradise. — Alain Badiou
  • Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. — Karl Popper
  • Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire. — Rumi
  • I don't know if paradise or hell exist, but I'm sure hell is more groovy. — Sayings
  • Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. — Voltaire
  • Through the sunset of hope, Like the shapes of a dream, What paradise islands of glory gleam! — Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Cheeseburger in paradise! — Jimmy Buffett

Paradise Image Quotes

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Paradise quote by Karl Popper

True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it. — Karl Popper

Paradise quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise. — William Makepeace Thackeray

Paradise quote Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.
Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.
Paradise quote by Frank Sonnenberg

Paradise is not a place, it's a state of mind. — Frank Sonnenberg

Paradise quote by Leo Buscaglia

Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion. — Leo Buscaglia

Paradise quote by Karl Popper

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. — Karl Popper

Paradise quote I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of libra
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Paradise quote by Alexander Pope

To the Elysian shades dismiss my soul, where no carnation fades. — Alexander Pope

Paradise quote by John Milton

Pandemonium, the high capital Of Satan and his peers. — John Milton

Paradise quote Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Hell's Paradise Quotes

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Better to reign in hell than serve in heav'n. — John Milton

I necessarily fear change except that it's so seldom for the better. It's just that I can live with any number of things going straight to hell as long as these streams continue to hold up. If this amounts to living in a fool's paradise, don't waste your time trying to explain that to the fool. — John Gierach

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell! — Thomas Fuller

Say what you want about it, Hell is story-friendly... The mechanisms of hell are nicely attuned to the mechanisms of narrative. Not so the pleasures of Paradise. Paradise is not a story. It's about what happens when the stories are over. — Charles Baxter

Hell is where everyone is doing his own thing. Paradise is where everyone is doing God's thing. — Thomas Howard

Hell is wherever Love is not, and Heaven Is Love's location. No dogmatic creed, No austere faith based on ignoble fear Can lead thee into realms of joy and peace. Unless the humblest creatures on the earth Are bettered by thy loving sympathy Think not to find a Paradise beyond. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If But for the Mercy of my Lord, that my paradise becomes a woman's hell. — Saint Augustine

The rich's paradise was created by the poor's hell. — Victor Hugo

Hell is where everyone is doing his own thing. Paradise is where everyone is doing God's thing. — Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

Shall we keep men in a fool's paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumbers from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God, we will not! — Charles Spurgeon

Nature Paradise Quotes

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The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. — Edward Abbey

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise. — Victor Hugo

Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever. — Henry Van Dyke

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. — Joni Mitchell

Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe That all was lost. — John Milton

The Expulsion from Paradise is eternal in its principal aspect: this makes it irrevocable, and our living in this world inevitable, but the eternal nature of the process has the effect that not only could we remain forever in Paradise, but that we are currently there, whether we know it or not. — Franz Kafka

The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death. — William Shakespeare

Paradise for a happy man lies in his own good nature. — Edward Abbey

I make no apology for writing in nature's age-old and unaging language, of whose images we build our paradises, Broceliande and Brindavan, the Forest of Arden, Xanadu, Shelley's Skies, or even Wordsworth's Grasemere, which can be found on no map. — Kathleen Raine

Into this wild abyss, The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave. — John Milton

Fools Paradise Quotes

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Travel is a fools paradise. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world. — Jim Morrison

The claim of alternative practitioners to not treat disease labels but the whole patient...allows alternative practitioners to live in a fool's paradise of quackery where they believe themselves to be protected from any challenges and demands for evidence. — Edzard Ernst

Traveling is a fool's paradise. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A limbo large and broad, since call'd The Paradise of Fools to few unknown. — John Milton

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We'll tell him his mother waits for him in heaven, I suppose." "Is that a lie?" "It's what we tell fools and children." She sighed. "Postulating a heaven gives man an out for having been unable to retain the paradise he was given here on earth. — Sheri S. Tepper

Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts. — Francis Bacon

The fruit of the tree of knowledge always drives man from some paradise or other; and even the paradise of fools is not an unpleasant abode while it is habitable. — William Ralph Inge

A big island of library, in the middle of an ocean, away from all the fools of the world, would this place not be a real paradise? — Mehmet Murat Ildan

Paradise Lost Quotes

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I know paradise has many gates, just as hell does. One has to learn to distinguish between them, or one is lost. — Henning Mankell

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Pandemonium, the high capital Of Satan and his peers. — John Milton

All is not lost, the unconquerable will, and study of revenge, immortal hate, and the courage never to submit or yield. — John Milton

Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds. — John Milton

Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep. — John Milton

Travel is seeking the lost paradise. It is the supreme illusion of love. — Anais Nin

Abash'd the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is. — John Milton

..."better to have loved and lost" bullshit. Don't show me paradise and then burn it down. — Harlan Coben

Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils. — John Milton

And out of good still to find means of evil. — John Milton

Paradise On Earth Quotes

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Contentment is the greatest door that one enters to Allah, it is the source of tranquility for the worshiper and paradise on earth. Whoever does not enter it will not enter the Paradise in the Hereafter. — Ibn Taymiyyah

The greening of the desert means sowing seeds in people's hearts and creating a green paradise of peace on earth. — Masanobu Fukuoka

Have a great love for Jesus in his divine Sacrament of Love; that is the divine oasis of the desert. It is the heavenly manna of the traveller. It is the Holy Ark. It is the life and Paradise of love on earth. — Peter Julian Eymard

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. — William Shakespeare

Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose. — John Milton

To live in a peaceful home is to experience paradise on earth — Shri Radhe Maa

We could either develop paradise on Earth or oblivion; wipe ourselves out, only the future will tell. It's what you do to make the future. — Jacque Fresco

God hides the fires of hell within paradise. — Paulo Coelho

Paradise is the here and now, the actual, tangible, dogmatically real Earth on which we stand. Yes, God bless America, the Earth upon which we stand. — Edward Abbey

The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth, Life's paradise, great princess, the soul's quiet, Sinews of concord, earthly immortality, Eternity of pleasures. — John Ford

Paradise Lost Book 9 Quotes

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So dear I love him, that with him, all deaths I could endure, without him, live no life. — John Milton

Yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible. — John Milton

In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs. — John Milton

Fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress. — John Milton

Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n. — John Milton

Here we may reign secure; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. — John Milton

Who aspires must down as low As high he soar'd. — John Milton

As in an organ from one blast of wind To many a row of pipes the soundboard breathes. — John Milton

From morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,- A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropp'd from the Zenith like a falling star. — John Milton

For contemplation he and valour formed; / For softness she and sweet attractive grace, / He for God only, she for God in him: / His fair large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule. — John Milton

Paradise Lost Book 2 Quotes

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Long is the way and hard, that out of hell leads up to light. — John Milton

Eloquence the soul, song charms the senses. — John Milton

On a sudden open fly With impetuous recoil and jarring sound Th' infernal doors, and on their hinges grate Harsh thunder. — John Milton

So he with difficulty and labour hard Mov'd on, with difficulty and labour he. — John Milton

With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. — John Milton

Back to thy punishment, False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. — John Milton

Now came still evening on; and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad: Silence accompanied; for beast and bird, They to they grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale. — John Milton

Our torments also may in length of time Become our Elements. — John Milton

Meanwhile the Adversary of God and man, Satan with thoughts inflamed of highest design, Puts on swift wings, and towards the gates of hell Explores his solitary flight. — John Milton

A grateful mind/ By owing owes not, but still pays, at once/ Indebted and discharg'd. — John Milton

Paradise Lost Book 1 Quotes

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What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 1 Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22. — John Milton

Spirits when they please Can either sex assume, or both. — John Milton

To adore the conqueror, who now beholds Cherub and seraph rolling in the flood. — John Milton

So glistered the dire Snake , and into fraud Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree Of Prohibition, root of all our woe. — John Milton

Where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes, That comes to all. — John Milton

Farewell happy fields, Where joy forever dwells: Hail, horrors, hail. — John Milton

Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell. — John Milton

Unless an age too late, or cold Climate, or years, damp my intended wing. — John Milton

Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose, like an exhalation. — John Milton

Among unequals what society Can sort, what harmony, or true delight? — John Milton

Living In Paradise Quotes

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Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune. — Daniel Boone

It is possible for us to live in the very sense of the Lord's presence, under even the most difficult circumstances. If you and I are going to enjoy the peace of paradise during this life we must become accustomed to a familiar, humble, and very affectionate conversation with the Lord Jesus. — Brother Lawrence

For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for. — Marco Rubio

When our first parents were driven out of Paradise, Adam is believed to have remarked to Eve, "My dear, we live in an age of transition." — William Ralph Inge

Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves? — Julio Cortazar

You can't live in paradise—but you are living right here. Make this your paradise or make this your hell. The choice is entirely yours. Really. — Brad Warner

Two Paradises t'were in one, to live in Paradise alone. — Andrew Marvell

In my view, America has never had the opportunity to enter paradise. Europe enjoys the paradise it enjoys, in part because the United States provides the overall security that allows Europe to live in a system where military power is not a major issue. — Robert Kagan

If I am happy inside, then I live in paradise no matter where my residence is. — Mac Anderson

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise. For now I am content to explore my own home and our nearest neighbour France. — John Dyer

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What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill me is to make me a martyr. — Ibn Taymiyyah

Your good thoughts, good words and good deeds alone will be your intercessors. Nothing more will be wanted. They alone will serve you as a safe pilot to the harbour of Heaven, as a safe guide to the gates of paradise. — Zoroaster

A ‘liberal paradise’ would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities and only law enforcement personnel have guns. And, believe it or not, such a liberal utopia does indeed exist. ... It’s called prison. — Joe Arpaio

The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man's troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell. — Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Whatever happens to you, don't fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can't see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path...Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want. — Rumi

By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise. — Paramahansa Yogananda

By the mercy of Allah Paradise has eight doors one of those is the door of repentance, child. All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut, but the door of repentance is never closed. Come seize the opportunity: the door is open; carry your baggage there at once. — Rumi

„Everyone wants to believe that there’s something else – something great – waiting for them on the other side. Paradise. Valhalla. Heaven. Their next – hopefully less horrible – life. — Meg Cabot

Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. — Tommy Douglas

In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues, they fear hell and seek paradise. Those who know the mysteries of God never let that seed be planted in their souls. — Omar Khayyam

You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another. — Muhammad

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise. — Abu Bakr

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. — Henry David Thoreau

In the Garden of Eden Eve showed more courage than Adam.. when the serpent offered the forbidden fruit. She knew that there was something better than paradise. — Cesare Borgia

When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to think about the problems of Jamaica. So let them come be in their paradise. — Ziggy Marley

Gold is the most precious of all commodities; gold constitutes treasure, and he who possesses it has all he needs in the world, as also the means of rescuing souls from purgatory, and restoring them to the enjoyment of paradise. — Christopher Columbus

I fell in love with my country - its rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, cities and people. No one can take my love of country away from me! I felt then, as I do now, it's a rich, fertile, beautiful land, capable of satisfying all the needs of its people. It could be a paradise on earth if it belonged to the people, not to a small owning class. — Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

But at the end, if we are brave enough to love, if we are strong enough to forgive, if we are generous enough to rejoice in another's happiness, and if we are wise enough to know that there is enough love to go around for us all, then we can achieve a fulfillment that no other living creature will ever know, we can reenter paradise. — Harold S. Kushner

Key West for me was a tropical island paradise. — Gloria Swanson

Move to California. Malibu is paradise. — David Geffen

Do not be alone even when you are in paradise. — Albanian Proverbs

Valhalla on the right. Paradise regained on the left. Stuck between a Godiva truffle and a chocolate eclair. Between a rock and a very hard place. Two very hard places from the looks of it. — Karen Marie Moning

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