C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The paradise of fools, to few unknown.


In this fool’s paradise he drank delight.


A good conscience is paradise.


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


Having mourned your sin, for outward Eden lost, find paradise within.


Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.


Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven.


An inherent sense of man makes him long for an eternal paradise.

James Ellis.

Every man has a paradise around him till he sins, and the angel of an accusing conscience drives him from his Eden.


  • The loves that meet in Paradise shall cast out fear,
  • And Paradise hath room for you and me and all.
  • Christina G. Rossetti.

  • But when the sun in all his state
  • Illumed the eastern skies,
  • She passed through Glory’s morning-gate,
  • And walked in Paradise.
  • James Aldrich.

  • There is no expeditious road
  • To pack and label men for God,
  • And save them by the barrel-load,
  • Some may perchance, with strange surprise,
  • Have blundered into Paradise.
  • Francis Thompson.

  • In the nine heavens are eight Paradises;
  • Where is the ninth one? In the human breast.
  • Only the blessed dwell in the Paradises,
  • But blessedness dwells in the human breast.
  • Wm. R. Alger.

    In looking for the keys of paradise, a pope may stoop a little; having found them, he should rise again.

    Pope Sixtus V.

  • So on he fares, and to the border comes,
  • Of Eden, where delicious Paradise,
  • Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green,
  • As with a rural mound, the champain head
  • Of a steep wilderness.
  • Milton.