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Paradiso

Paradiso

by Dante Alighieri

Paradiso Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Paradiso.

Language and Communication Quotes

[Justinian]: "Before I grew attentive to this labor, I held that but one nature – and no more – was Christ's – and in that faith, I was content; but then the blessed Agapetus, he...

Love Quotes

[Piccarda]: "Brother, the power of love appeases our will so – we only long for what we have; we do not thirst for greater blessedness. Should we desire a higher sphere than ours, then our de...

Rules and Order Quotes

[Beatrice]: "All things, among themselves, possess an order; and this order is the form that makes the universe like God. Here do the higher beings see the imprint of the Eternal Worth, which is th...

Faith Quotes

If I was body (and on earth we can not see how things material can share one space – the case, when body enters body), then should our longing be still more inflamed to see that Essence in wh...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

[Piccarda]: "Brother, the power of love appeases our will so – we only long for what we have; we do not thirst for greater blessedness. Should we desire a higher sphere than ours, then our de...

Spirituality Quotes

Just as, returning through transparent, clean glass, or through waters calm and crystalline (so shallow that they scarcely can reflect), the mirrored image of our faces meets our pupils with no gre...

Education Quotes

O you who are within your little bark, eager to listen, following behind my ship that, singing, crosses to deep seas, turn back to see your shores again: do not attempt to sail the seas I sail: you...

Politics Quotes

[Piccarda]: "Brother, the power of love appeases our will so – we only long for what we have; we do not thirst for greater blessedness. Should we desire a higher sphere than ours, then our de...

Time Quotes

The one who guides me so from good to better is Beatrice, and on our path her acts have so much swiftness that they span no time. (Par. X, 37-39)

Art and Culture Quotes

O good Apollo, for this final task, make me the vessel of your excellence, what you, to merit your loved laurel, ask. Until this point, one of Parnassus' peaks sufficed for me; but now I face the t...

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