Subjects — P

Prayer Quotations

Pray, v.: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul.

Bow, stubborn knees!

Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.

Jewish Proverb

What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four.

Russian Proverb

When the gods are angry with a man, they give him what he asks for.

Greek Proverb

As men’s prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end.

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

It is vain to ask of the gods what man is capable of supplying for himself.