The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep
To pray together, in whatever tongue or ritual, is the most tender brotherhood of hope and sympathy that men can contract in this life
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness
The imperfect offices of prayer and praise.

The Excursion
'What is good for a bootless bene?'
With these dark words begins my tale;
And their meaning is, Whence can comfort spring
When prayer is of no avail?

Force of Prayer
The prayer of Ajax was for light.

The Goblet of Life
Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit
can meet
Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and

The Higher Pantheism


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."