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Before Darwin, our world was very religious. People saw altruism as something given by God for us to be good so that we could go to Paradise.
We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
No one shall expel us from the paradise that Cantor has created for us.
I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there.
Charles de Secondat
We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster's paradise.
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?
An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
God comes first. Paradise is not cheap.
But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise.
George William Russell
I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia.
Delhi is definitely a foodie's paradise.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Curitiba is not a paradise. We have all the problems that most Latin American cities have. We have slums. We have the same difficulties, but the big difference is the respect given by people due to the quality of the services which are provided.
The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.
One of the things I love about our source text as Christians, the Bible, is that it teaches us not to avoid conflict. And it teaches us that before the fall of man, in Paradise, there was conflict. God wants conflict to be a part of your life.
Paradise is open to all kind hearts.
Pierre Jean de Beranger
By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib.
I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.
A. Scott Berg
Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate, and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him. He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God.
The post-totalitarian malady has taken its most acute form in Romania. And it has taken place for very specific reasons. The repression here has been more cruel, more brutal, than in other states caught in the inferno of a 'socialist paradise.'
The Earth - from our altitude at Hubble, we're 350 miles up. We can see the curvature. We can see the roundness of our home, our home planet. And it's the most magnificent thing I've ever seen. It's like looking into Heaven. It's paradise.
Michael J. Massimino
When I got into art school, I thought it was paradise. I wanted to be an artist so much that I was really driven and nothing could stop me.
Time has shown that Paradise is not cheap, and neither is Hell unnecessary.
If you can visualize the whole of spring and see Paradise with the eye of belief, you may understand the utter majesty of everlasting Beauty. If you respond to that Beauty with the beauty of belief and worship, you will be a most beautiful creature.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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