A Quote by Vigen Guroian on art, christianity, creation, day, death, earth, expectation, hope, imitation, paradise, and spirit

Let every Christian be a gardener so that he and she and the whole of creation, which groans in expectation of the Spirit's final harvest, may inherit Paradise. If we Christian's truly treasure the hope that one day we, like Adam and the penitent thief, will walk alongside the One who caused even the dead wood of the Cross to blossom with flowers, then we must also imitate the Master's art and make the desolate earth grow green.

Vigen Guroian

Source: Inheriting Paradise

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on hell, intelligence, paradise, and stupidity

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Ninety-three, 1874

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A Quote by Henry John Gauntlett on angels, babies, gold, paradise, purity, sleep, water, and wine

As Joseph Was A-Walking As Joseph was a-walking He heard Angels sing, "This night shall be born Our Heavenly King. "He neither shall be born In house nor in hall, Nor in the place of paradise, But in an ox-stall. "He shall not be clothed In purple nor pall; But all in fair linen, As wear babies all. "He shall not be rocked In silver nor gold, But in a wooden cradle That rocks on the mould. "He neither shall be christened In milk nor in wine, But in pure spring-well water Fresh spring from Bethine." Mary took her baby, She dressed Him so sweet, She laid Him in a manger, All there for to sleep. As she stood over Him She heard Angels sing, "Oh, bless our dear Saviour Our Heavenly King!"

Henry Gauntlett

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on harmony, hell, insanity, laughter, love, opposites, paradise, and sorrow

The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell - in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 28

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on conflict, consequences, day, justice, nations, paradise, population, religion, and terrorism

Terrorism [is] a biological consequence of the multinationals, just as a day of fever is the reasonable price of an effective vaccine . . . The conflict is between great powers, not between demons and heroes. Unhappily, therefore, is the nation that finds the "heroes" underfoot, especially if they still think in religious terms and involve the population in their bloody ascent to an uninhabited paradise.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: "Striking at the Heart of the State" (1978) from Travels in Hyperreality

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A Quote by Traditional on angels, birth, children, christ, day, glory, god, jesus, motherhood, paradise, people, simplicity, and soldiers

A Child This Day Is Born A child this day is born, A child of high renown, Most worthy of a sceptre, A sceptre and a crown: Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, sing all we may, Because the King of all kings Was born this blessed day. These tidings shepherds heard, In field watching their fold, Were by an angel unto them That night revealed and told: To whom the angel spoke, Saying, "Be not afraid; Be glad, poor silly* shepherds- Why are you so dismayed? "For lo! I bring you tidings Of gladness and of mirth, Which cometh to all people by This holy infant's birth": Then there was with the angel A host incontinent† Of heavenly bright soldiers, Which from the Highest was sent: Lauding the Lord our God, And His celestial King; All glory be in Paradise, This heavenly host did sing: And as the angels told them, So to them did appear; They found the young child, Jesus Christ, With Mary, His mother dear. *Simple. †Innumerable.


Source: Christmas song

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on absence, architecture, clarity, garden, literature, music, painting, paradise, poetry, religion, soul, and world

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 101

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on garden, heart, learning, mystery, paradise, and soul

We may have to learn again the mystery of the garden: how its external characteristics model the heart itself, and how the soul is a garden enclosed, our own perpetual paradise where we can be refreshed and restored.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on paradise and silence

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.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on bliss, destruction, fate, happiness, ignorance, men, pain, paradise, sorrow, and thought

To each his suff'rings; all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan,- The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'T is folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 10.

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