A.J. Cronin Quotes

Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.

A J Cronin

The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.

That is life… to begin again when everything is lost!

We cannot measure Divine Providence by the yardstick of human mentality.

Above all am I convinced of the need, irrevocable and inescapable, of every human heart, for God. No matter how we try to escape, to lose ourselves in restless seeking, we cannot separate ourselves from our divine source. There is no substitute for God.

Some temptations cannot be fought. One must close one’s mind and fly from them

[Once plans for each eventuality are resolved, further] Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.

Even if my country remains in war with yours. . .remember. . . i am not your enemy.

You are extraordinarily attractive to women. And your greatest charm is that you do not realise it.

Nothing is more limiting than a closed circle of acquaintanceship where every avenue of conversation has been explored and social exchanges are fixed in a known routine.

Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope.

Religions are many, reason is one, we are all brothers.

A J Cronin

Funny… I still can’t believe in God.” “Does that matter now?”…”He believes in you.