Garden Of Eden Quotes

Garden Of Eden Quotes by Dante Alighieri, Max Lucado, Robert Green Ingersoll, Clarence Darrow, Woody Guthrie, R. C. Sproul and many others.

Those ancients who in poetry presented the golden age,

Those ancients who in poetry presented the golden age, who sang its happy state, perhaps, in their Parnassus, dreamt this place. Here, mankind’s root was innocent; and here were every fruit and never-ending spring; these streams–the nectar of which poets sing.
Dante Alighieri
I believe ingratitude is the original sin. I believe if Adam and Eve had been grateful for the garden of Eden they had, they would not have been so focused on the one tree they didn’t have.
Max Lucado
Is there an intelligent man or woman now in the world who believes in the Garden of Eden story? If you find any man who believes it, strike his forehead and you will hear an echo. Something is for rent.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.
Clarence Darrow
Do Re Mi
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see,
But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot
If you ain’t got the do re mi
Woody Guthrie
There is no time in human history when you were more perfectly represented than in the Garden of Eden.
R. C. Sproul
We must cultivate our own garden.
God will restore his planet and his children to their Garden of Eden splendor. It’ll be perfect. Perfect in grandeur. Perfect in righteousness. Perfect in harmony.
Max Lucado
The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards — material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden.
Wyndham Lewis
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
The language of salesmanship was no doubt born with the first fashions in fig leaves in the garden of Eden. A strange concept has grown around it: if something is to be sold, inaccuracy is not immoral. Hence the art of advertisement – untruthfulness combined with repetition.
Freya Stark
If we descended from space aliens, that’s just as viable as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as far as I’m concerned.
Jon Gries
We’ve have to heed our Biblical obligation to be good stewards of the Earth after leaving the Garden of Eden.
Van Jones
If you look at the Bible and you look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we all know who sinned first. Ladies, do you have to eat everything?
Daniel Tosh
This pain in your heart was created to make you yearn less for this life. And to yearn more for jennah. Allahu akbar
Yasmin Mogahed
I wouldn’t want to live life in an untroubled garden, blissful and ignorant. I would want to get out into the world, and be a part of something. In a way I was born into the Garden of Eden, or as close as you can get in our world; I was born white, male, and in Palo Alto. I had it pretty kush.
James Franco
I also know that we must cultivate our garden. For when man was put in the Garden of Eden, he was put there ut operaretur eum, to work; which proves that man was not born for rest.
The first command given by God when Adam and Eve were pitched out of the Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis is, “Be fruitful and multiply, and subdue the Earth.” We’ve been trying to do that for a long time, and now the Earth is fighting back. I’m not sure that we’re going to survive as a species.
John Shelby Spong
Machines are the opium of the masses. If all the machines in England were thrown into the North Sea tomorrow, we should be back in the Garden of Eden. And the weather would probably improve.
Helen Cresswell
A soul is a troublesome possession, and when man developed it he lost the Garden of Eden.
W. Somerset Maugham
Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.
Thomas Sowell
It is, of course, a trite observation to say that we live “in a period of transition.” Many people have said this at many times. Adam may well have made the remark to Eve on leaving the Garden of Eden.
Harold MacMillan
Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first consultant.
Mark Twain
It gets to seem as if way back in the Garden of Eden after the fall, Adam and Eve had begged the Lord to forgive them and He, in his boundless exasperation, had said, “All right, then. Stay. Stay in the Garden. Get civilized. Procreate. Muck it up.” And they did.
Diane Arbus
The negative cost of Lewis and Clark entering the Garden of Eden is that later expeditions regardless of what they were intended to do, later expeditions did not deal with the native peoples with the intelligence with the almost kindly resolve that Lewis and Clark did.
William Least Heat-Moon
Whenever you see confusion, you can be sure that something is wrong. Disorder in the world implies that something is out of place. Usually, at the heart of all disorder you will find man in rebellion against God. It began in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
That intermediate manifestation of the divine process which we call the DNA code has spent the last 2 billion years making this planet a Garden of Eden.
Timothy Leary
Prohibition didn’t work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple.
Vicente Fox
The garden of Eden was a boggy swamp just south of Croydon. You can see it over there.
Peter Cook
God is a God who has not given up on His people. If He wanted to give up, He would have given up back in the Garden of Eden.
Kirk Cameron
Whatever he was-that robot in the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love-he was not man.
John Galt
What a learned idea! Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven. Now, let all who may hear these doctrines, pause before they make light of them, or treat them with indifference, for they will prove their salvation or damnation
Brigham Young
Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern; put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage; put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing; put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.
Josh Billings
Until the eighteenth century, people believed that biblical paradise, the Garden of Eden, was a real place. It appeared on maps–located, ironically, at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in what is now modern-day Iraq.
Eric Weiner
We are each called to go through life reclaiming the planet an inch at a time until the Garden of Eden grows green again.
Joan D. Chittister
Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven.
Brigham Young
Christ managed to boil down an awful lot of commandments to a few very simple rules for living. It’s when you go backwards through the ‘begats’ and the Garden of Eden, and you start thinking, ‘Hang on, that’s a big punishment for eating one lousy apple… There’s a human-rights issue.’
Terry Pratchett
But evil has been around since the Garden of Eden, and God’s plan for victory was designed before the world began. The Bible tells us to fear no evil.
David Jeremiah
The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on.
Frank Zappa
Remember, the serpent is still living in the Garden of Eden. Only the heterosexual couple was expelled.
Edward Carpenter
Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!
Robert Green Ingersoll
Eve tasted the apple in the Garden of Eden in order to slake that intense thirst for knowledge that the simple pleasure of picking flowers and talking to Adam could not satisfy.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
If the garden of Eden really exists it does so moment by moment, fragmented and tough, cropping up like a fan of buddleia high up in the gutter of a deserted warehouse, or in a heap of frozen cabbages becoming luminous in the reflected light of roadside snow.
Helen Dunmore
I was floating around in the Garden of Eden, thrilled to be a human being at the Human-Be-In, knowing the world could be saved if we loved one another. I was draped in flowers, bestowed upon me by my brothers and sisters. I was laughing, loving, breathing Princess of Peace.
Pamela Des Barres
Zen opens a man’s eyes to the greatest mystery as it is daily and hourly performed; it enlarges the heart to embrace eternity of time and infinity of space in its every palpitation; it makes us live in the world as if walking in the garden of Eden
D.T. Suzuki
The Garden is a metaphor for the following: our minds, and our thinking in terms of pairs of opposites–man and woman, good and evil–are as holy as that of a god. (50)
Joseph Campbell
It is possible for science to make the world like the Garden of Eden! Amen. But it is also possible, and sometimes it seems more probable, that science will make the world a very good imitation of hell.
Maude Royden
No one since the Garden of Eden – which the serpent forsook in order to run for higher office – has imputed to politicians great purity of motive.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
One does not imagine the presence of a dog in the Garden of Eden, for had there been, no doubt he would have given adequate protection to his mistress and saved her descendants from all subsequent trouble.
Kate Sanborn
The Garden of Eden presents the same story: If you want to make yourself gods, you’ll find you’re akin to the animals.
Frank Moore Cross
When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him.
Brigham Young
After all, he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked as jaybirds!
Bettie Page
The cyborg would not recognize the garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust.
Donna J. Haraway
A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature.
Sherman Alexie
What is the explanation of the seemingly insane drive of man to be painter and poet if it is not an act of defiance against mans fall and an assertion that he return to the Garden of Eden? For the artists are the first men.
Barnett Newman