"The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Lytton Strachey on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Lytton Strachey on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Lytton Strachey on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Lytton Strachey on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Lytton Strachey on Albert Camus
"The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization."