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. – Author unknown

 

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. – Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord

 

Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right. – John Donne

 

Faith is reason grown courageous. – Sherwood Eddy

 

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. – Khalil Gibran

 

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

 

Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there. – Author Unknown

 

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn’t even eat hash with safety. – Josh Billings, His Complete Works, 1888

 

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch. – E.M. Forster

 

Faith is spiritualized imagination. – Henry Ward Beecher

 

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive. – David S. Muzzey

 

Faith is a passionate intuition. – William Wordsworth

 

To me faith means not worrying. – John Dewey

 

Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. – Ramona C. Carroll

 

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. – Madeleine L’Engle

 

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. – Author Unknown

 

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore

 

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well — even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. – B.C. Forbes

 

A faith of convenience is a hollow faith. – Father Mulcahy, MAS*H, “A Holy Mess,” 1982

 

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

 

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. – Victor Hugo

 

Faith is raising the sail of our little boat until it is caught up in the soft winds above and picks up speed, not from anything within itself, but from the vast resources of the universe around us. – W. Ralph Ward

 

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

 

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

 

Faith… must be enforced by reason…. When faith becomes blind it dies. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

There is nothing more perplexing in life than to know at what point you should surrender your intellect to your faith. – Margot Asquith

 

Faith and doubt both are needed — not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. – Lillian Smith

 

Sunbeams shine from the clouds,
Faith shines from 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

 

our souls sing of faith,
our hearts a hymn of love
– Terri Guillemets

 

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. – Emmanuel

 

Faith is the quiet cousin of courage. – Judith Hanson Lasater

 

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. – Blaise Pascal

 

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

 

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

 

Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God. – Carter Lindberg

 

Weave in faith and God will find the thread. – Author Unknown

 

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them. – Mahalia Jackson

 

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

 

The language of faith is crucial because it affords human beings the privilege of intimacy with the ultimate. – Michael Eric Dyson

 

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 you. – C.H. Spurgeon

 

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

 

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

 

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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

 

Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains…. But it can put mountains where there are none. – Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1879

 

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. – George Seaton

 

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 T. Buckingham, “Have Faith in Faith”

 

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

 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future. – Robert Collyer

 

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)

 

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. – Author Unknown

 

Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live. – George Lancaster Spalding

 

Give thanks even in the worst of times, for it is during those times that our faith makes us whole. – Grace de Vera

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