"I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again."
"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."Mary Augusta Ward on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Mary Augusta Ward 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."Mary Augusta Ward on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Mary Augusta Ward 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."Mary Augusta Ward on Albert Camus
"English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century."
"It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership."
"For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures."
"The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope."
"In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction."