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Quotations about Faith

Faith gets help from the other four-truths — happiness, wisdom, and knowledge. ~Althea Warren, "The Needs of Readers," in Library Trends, October 1954

After all the shattering discoveries of science and conclusions of philosophy, mankind has still to live with dignity amid hostile nature, and in the presence of an unknowable power, and mankind can only succeed in this tremendous feat by the exercise of faith and of that mutual goodwill which is based in sincerity and charity. ~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

Man resides awhile in the house of unbelief, in order that the mansions of faith may be furnished anew. ~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, "Conversation II: Footsteps on the Sand," 1850  [Edith speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Faith is not without worry or care,
But Faith is Fear that has said a prayer.
~Thelma Ireland, "Faith," 1943

Faith is brother to despair. ~Proverbs by William Hardcastle Browne, 1900

Fear knocked at the door, faith opened it and lo, there was no one there. ~Author unknown, c.1930s

If it want for faith, thare would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with enny safety, if it want for faith. ~Josh Billings, "Faith"

Faith is nothing but spiritualized imagination. ~Henry Ward Beecher, 1871

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens... ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954

...[F]aith... A passionate intuition... ~William Wordsworth, 1814

At the point where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. ~Robert Brault,

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
~Rabindranath Tagore

A faith of convenience is a hollow faith. ~M*A*S*H, "A Holy Mess," 1982, written by David Pollock and Elias Davis  [S10, E13, Father Mulcahy]

Faith makes things possible, not easy. ~Author unknown

Doubts are leaks which sink the ship of Faith. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882

Of course I doubt. I do not practice a certainty. I practice a faith. ~Robert Brault,

What is certainty but the refuge of those whose faith is not strong enough to entertain doubt. ~Robert Brault,

In addition to the magic of love which moves the human heart, there is yet another magic which can remove mountains. That, of course, is faith. Lucky is he who has both, and this is especially true in age. ~Cid Ricketts Sumner, "I believe, yes, I believe," A View from the Hill, 1957

Don't lose faith in yourself if you wish others to believe in you. ~Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950), Don'ts for Girls, 1902

There must be a tomorrow, because my life overflows today. ~Lois Chartrand

Faith is like radar which sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. ~Corrie ten Boom

For in the highest Heaven is Faith; and Doubt hangs over the yawning blackness of Hell. ~Bram Stoker, The Jewel of Seven Stars, 1903

Life without faith is a tree without root. ~William Arthur Ward (1921–1994)

Give me not, O God, that blind, fool faith in my friend, that sees no evil where evil is, but give me, O God, that sublime belief that seeing evil I yet have faith. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Prayer, 1904

If you listed all the reasons for your faith, and all the things that make you cry, it would be essentially the same list. ~Robert Brault,

Sunbeams shine through the clouds,
Faith shines through all my doubt.
~Terri Guillemets

Spring itself is Faith. In all its glory and color the true nature of our being is being reborn. Faith roots in our souls and grows in our hearts. Faith is the very beat of our hearts. Faith is the air we breathe. Faith is the lump in our throats and the tears we shed. Faith is the first rose that blooms. ~Barbara Collier, 2003

Faith is Hope with a holier name, hope that knows neither deceit nor death. Ah, how wisely do you speak of the philosophy of belief! It is, indeed, the telescope through which the stars grow large upon our gaze. ~Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

She left it at that and turned away, somehow eased in her heart, now she had put it up to the Lord. ~Cid Ricketts Sumner, Tammy Out of Time, 1958

To accept on faith is the basic requirement for getting on with life. ~Robert Brault,

My Faith is larger than the Hills –
      So when the Hills decay –
      My Faith must take the Purple Wheel
      To show the Sun the way –
'Tis first He steps upon the Vane –
      And then – upon the Hill –
      And then abroad the World He go
      To do His Golden Will –
And if His Yellow feet should miss –
      The Bird would not arise –
      The Flowers would slumber on their Stems –
      No Bells have Paradise –
How dare I, therefore, stint a faith
      On which so vast depends –
      Lest Firmament should fail for me –
      The Rivet in the Bands
~Emily Dickinson, c.1863

The best faith is not the stagnant, same-every-day, sit-still faith but the faith that dances and sways with life. ~Terri Guillemets

Hope rests on the shadow
Of the mighty wings of Faith.
~Julia Cooley Altrocchi (1893–1972), "Sentences That I Make Up," The Poems of a Child, Being Poems Written Between the Ages of Six and Ten, 1904

Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Proverb

Patience pilots faith. ~Terri Guillemets

Faith is not about everything turning out okay; faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out. ~Author unknown

Your heart is a sun—
Joy its stars,
Faith a moon,
shining in your darkness...
~Terri Guillemets

Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls. ~C. H. Spurgeon (1834–1892), as quoted by William Williams

Faith is believing that the outcome will be what it should be, no matter what it is. ~Colette Baron-Reid

Let us be like that unafraid bird
Lighted upon a twig that swings
Feeling it yield but singing on—
For knowing that he has wings!
~Victor Hugo

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] introduced me to the idea of taking one step, even if you can't see the whole stairway when you start. ~Marian Wright Edelman, 1986  []

Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel. ~Author unknown

On the map of faith, you are here — always right here — because you have to be  to believe. ~Terri Guillemets

Sometimes, as practice for trying to convince myself that God exists, I try to convince my shadow that the sun exists. ~Robert Brault,

A palace of doubt is senseless,
The chambers have no light.
~Terri Guillemets

For if my faith in faith be strong,
No doubt can enter in
My mind to make me ill and sad,
And let old Satan win!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham (1880–1971), "Have Faith in Faith"

Strength will fade away in time, but faith will recharge it again. ~Fia Aulia Nurbina, @freakadellic, September 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author unknown

Out of the darkness, out of the night,
May I find joy and all that is right:
Open my eyes, so I'll see the light
That comes when we have spiritual sight.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Infinite Spirit, Abide With Me," 1940s

As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts isn't long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith. ~Robert Brault,

Life without faith is an arid business. ~Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce in Three Acts, 1941

our souls sing of faith
our hearts hymn love
~Terri Guillemets

Give thanks even in the worst of times, for it is during those times that our faith makes us whole. ~Grace de Vera, @graceTHEvera, November 2009 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden

Let your faith have the same beat as your heart. ~Terri Guillemets

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