Faith & Spirit Quotations


Who could believe in prophecies of Daniel or of Miller that the world would end this summer while one Milk-weed with faith matured its seeds!—Journal, 24 September 1851
It might seem that I had some spite against the priest, but not so, I am on as good terms with him as with another man.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 
Our religion is where our love is.—The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau
It is necessary not to be Christian, to appreciate the beauty and significance of the life of Christ.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 
If it were not for death & funerals I think the institution of the Church would not stand longer.—Journal, 16 November 1851
That nation is not Christian where the principles of humanity so not prevail, but the prejudices of race.—Journal, 25 September 1851
I expect the Christian not to be superstitious but to be distinguished by the clearness of his knowledge, the strength of his faith, the breadth of his humanity.—Journal, 25 September 1851
The bigoted & sectarian forget that without religion or devotion of some kind nothing great was ever accomplished.—Journal, 27 July 1852
I suppose that what in other men is religion is in me love of nature.—Journal, 30 October 1842
In the last stage of civilization, Poetry, Religion and Philosophy will be one.—Journal, 17 December 1837
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