Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Faith Quotes from famous authors such as Victor Hugo, Ncuti Gatwa, Mahatma Gandhi, John Thune, Ernie Harwell. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
I have faith, but I’m not the biggest fan of organised religion. There’s a lot of hypocrites in church. A lot of hypocrites.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Having a Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life. I always respect people in public life who are principled, and those principles have to be connected to something. And my faith is what serves as the anchor and directs my actions.
I have great faith that Heaven’s there and I’ll see my brothers and my mom and dad when I get there.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
He that rebels against reason is a real rebel, but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith, than George the Third.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Faith never makes a confession.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
Safeguarding our common home is not only essential to protecting endangered species and preserving old-growth forests, it is also paramount to ending poverty, fighting injustice, and protecting the long-term survival of humankind and of our faith.
If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you.
Doubts may happen. But if you surround yourself with like-minded people who believe in you and who you believe in, and you have faith, all will be well.
Faith is personal if it’s to be real.
Religious faith, like political belief, should be based on reasoning, on the development of thought and feelings. The two things are inseparable.
If you want to humble an empire, it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe.
It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.
Your heart has to be prepared ahead of time through faith and prayer and grace and mercy and love and forgiveness so you can keep your heart open in hell, when hell happens.
We all face storms in life. Some are more difficult than others, but we all go through trials and tribulation. That’s why we have the gift of faith.
We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.
I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.
The Mets represent life and the reality of life, the winning, the losing, the hope, the faith. You stick with them through the ups and the downs, the heartbreaks. Every year you always have hope. You always have faith, even when they break your heart. You get mad, but you stick with them. They’re humbling.
We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.
Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions.
We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.
The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.
I think I’m a humanist. I believe all humans should have equal rights to live, express, flourish, love and dissent, irrespective of their gender, caste, class, socio-economic strata, disabilities, political stance, religion or faith.
I wouldn’t trade anything for family time. To me, it is more important than everything else, and I have a very deep-rooted belief in it, which is influenced by my Jewish faith. That’s a very great source of who I am and what I believe in.
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
You can do nothing, or you can take on the challenge of taking on the adversity. You have got to have faith. You have to have faith in whatever you believe in.
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
Real faith is when you believe in something that you can’t see. When things are going really bad and you can still get up and say I believe that they’re gonna get better, that there’s a higher lesson to what I’m going through. It can be hard sometimes, and to turn it around like that, that’s true faith.
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
I’m not big on faith rules, but if I had to choose one, it would be that every person must choose a faith issue upon which to hang her hat that requires her to change – not somebody else.
Themes of redemption, temptation, and faith don’t necessarily apply directly to religion. A lot of people find faith in their lives outside of God and still deal with notions of temptation and redemption that aren’t religious.
Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
The substance of faith is a hope in the unseen.
I have faith in the market when we get the rules right.
I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’ If all religions were indeed the same, why not let someone be ‘converted’ to another religion?
Faith is never identical with piety.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.
The evangelical Christian faith I’d grown up with sustained me. It demanded that I refuse the drugs and alcohol on offer in our southwestern Ohio town, that I treat my friends and family kindly, and that I work hard in school. Most of all, when times were toughest, it gave me reason to hope.
My beliefs and my faith are part of who I am, and I’m so grateful that I had the foundation laid early on. My mom took me to church from my earliest memories, so I’m grateful to have had that foundation laid early, and it’s just part of who I am.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
I am seeking every day to restore faith in Parliament – to ensure we have a House of Commons which is representative, effective and reconnected to the people we serve.
Faith is not a rational thing, and yet to understand the universe, rationality alone will not give it to us. Our understanding of the universe must transcend the rational.
Government is a true religion: it has its dogmas, its mysteries, its priests. To submit it to the individual discussion is to destroy it; it is given life only through the national mind, that is to say, by political faith, which is a creed.
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Now I will say this to every sinner, though he should think himself to be the worst sinner who ever lived: cry to the Lord and seek Him while He may be found. A throne of grace is a place fitted for you. By simple faith, go to your Savior, for He is the throne of grace.
Faith is the complete reliance on the power and goodness of Spirit and the firm belief that you are always connected to this goodness. Always affirm your faith and not your doubt.
No man has ceased to believe in God before having decided that he should not exist; no book would produce atheism, and no book can restore faith.
To pretend that former President Donald Trump’s Republican Party will act in good faith to preserve democracy is naive.
Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
I like people of faith, and I believe the more people who have spirituality, the better the world will be. It’s about peace and tolerance.
Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
I solemnly declare that this spiritual kingdom of faith will move forward with or without each of us individually. No unhallowed hand can stay the growth of the Church nor prevent fulfillment of its mission. Any of us can be left behind, drawn away by the seductive voices of secularism and materialism.
Grow in the root of all grace, which is faith. Believe God’s promises more firmly than ever. Allow your faith to increase in its fullness, firmness, and simplicity.
We have to reappropriate the concept of laicite (secularism) so we can explain to our young pupils that whatever their faith, they belong to this idea, and they’re not excluded. Secularism is not something against them; it protects them.
Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people.
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
Children are free moral agents and have a right to be exposed to a range of beliefs well beyond the rigid doctrinal confines of their parent’s faith, and we have an obligation to insist that they be so exposed, at least in public schools, if not elsewhere.
I’m fascinated by the business of belief, obviously, because it’s so ever present with humanity anyway. And, you know, when you have science, which constantly talks of proofs, you have religion, which constantly talks of beliefs and faith and so on.
We’re so mixed up about religion in this culture. We say the Pledge of Allegiance, ‘under God indivisible,’ but there’s no prayer in the schools. I would be so untethered without my personal faith. I wouldn’t be able to go through a day – but that’s my own experience.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
If you look at ‘The Have and the Have Nots,’ I didn’t want to write a show where everyone is great and wonderful and perfect. I wanted to write it so that you’re not really sure who the haves are. You look at Hanna, and you see that she doesn’t have much, but she has great faith.
Well, you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting, people who have been disappointed so many times.
Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine.
As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.
Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families.
I still have great faith in what is good and right in all of us.
Beware of generalizations about any faith because they sometimes amount to the religious equivalent of racial profiling. Hinduism contained both Gandhi and the fanatic who assassinated him.
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Having faith allows me to try to be the best person I can be.
Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.
Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it.
I don’t know what religious people do. I kind of wished I’d been a Christian with the blind faith that God is doing the right thing. As a Buddhist, you feel like you have more control over the situation, and that you can change your karma.
The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.
I have to read something positive every single day. I have to have faith that the day is unfolding in a way that is going to be useful to somebody else… For me, living every day in gratitude has been profound for me.
My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be.
I have had many opportunities to flee HK, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong’s rule of law.
Sometimes you find your strongest faith in the darkest corners.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
God always takes the simplest way.
I asked long ago,’What must I do to be saved?’ The Scripture answered, ‘Keep the commandments, believe, hope, love.’ I was early warned against laying, as the Papists do, too much stress on outward works, or on a faith without works, which as it does not include, so it will never lead to true hope or charity.
I have very little faith that I’ll ever find someone. I’ve had some bad luck and I’ve made some bad choices – not in men, but in how I’ve chosen to deal with relationships.
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you’re doing what’s right for your loved one.
Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.
Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.
We should always be learning. However, we must be careful not to set aside our faith in the process, because faith actually enhances our ability to learn.
Our Heavenly Father is pleased when we don’t compromise our faith and principles in times of desperation.
I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.
Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
If the only people we are able to extend empathy to are those who are like us, who come from the same country we do, or who share our faith, then we misunderstand what empathy is.
True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama.
Christianity is not about religion. It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home.
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
I try not to set myself up as different or as a celebrity or special. I have a husband that can get on my nerves. I have kids that test my patience. I’ve got a cat I can’t keep off the sofa. It’s real. On a bad day, I’m reading ‘Acts of Faith.’
Faith that it’s not always in your hands or things don’t always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
Surveillance legislation passed in good faith has been stretched well beyond its original purpose.
I had such a run of bad luck that you lose faith that good things are going to happen any more. I still don’t answer the door because I went through so long expecting it to be a bailiff.
Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith.
Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power.
When James Bond presses the watch and the car explodes, the writer doesn’t go into the science of it. One should leave it to the leap of faith. I have tried to explain as much as possible, and what I can’t, I have left it to people’s imagination.
We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.
Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies.
What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth.
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
Pray, and let God worry.
Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith.
Salvation is by repentance and faith, and if you have truly believed unto salvation, you have been regenerated, which means you have become a new creature, and you are going to live a different life. And so works do not result in salvation.
Although I’m a very emotional man, I just can’t have blind faith; I have to find out for myself.
Holiness is the strength of the soul. It comes by faith and through obedience to God’s laws and ordinances. God then purifies the heart by faith, and the heart becomes purged from that which is profane and unworthy.
Just dream big. Go for it. There’s nothing holding you back. You can have ups and downs, but if you believe in something, keep the faith; keep fighting. And don’t let people put you down.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
You really need to love something or someone in order to work hard enough to be very successful. You have to believe in something and have a certain optimism. Faith and optimism come from love.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God’s grace.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Faith is the black person’s federal reserve system.
You know what, my faith is like this – when I die, I’m going to live with God forever and ever. But I believe He wants us to have a good life here on Earth.
Future peace, prosperity and confidence depend not just on ourselves but on the success of all nations. Hence, we are all partners, no matter what our backgrounds, cultures, faiths and histories.
Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
My religion would be a gentle faith that believed in the sacredness of leisure. Napping as a form of prayer.
What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.
Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.
I do believe that belief is the most powerful thing we have in this world. So, if we believe in something enough. And we have faith, we can make it a reality. That is basically the basis of my entire career and my entire life.
Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope and love.
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs – let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.
He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
The future is as bright as your faith.
There are two ‘faiths’ which can uphold humans: faith in God and faith in oneself. And these two faiths should exist side by side: the first belongs to one’s inner life, the second to one’s life in society.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.
There’s so many gifts from the faith to appreciate and it strikes people differently, but the one-ness of the Church wherever you are, Raleigh, San Diego, Alabama. Every place we were was home because the Catholic Church is the same everywhere.
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.
People have lost their faith that if they work hard, if they try to get ahead, if they play by the rules, then that will ultimately result in positive outcomes.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
If you’re a person of faith that is conservative, that’s pro-life, as I am, that believes strongly in traditional family values, as I do… then how we talk about them matters.
God called us to take His message of love and faith to the whole world.
Ask those who love Him with a sincere love, and they will tell you that they find no greater or prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.
The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with his blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God’s kindnesses to our remembrance.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen… Their faith is their passport.
A man of real purpose puts his faith in himself always. Sometimes he refuses even to put his faith in the gods. So from time to time, he falls into error.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Satan, our adversary, wants us to fail. He spreads lies as part of his effort to destroy our belief. He slyly suggests that the doubter, the skeptic, the cynic is sophisticated and intelligent, while those who have faith in God and His miracles are naive, blind, or brainwashed.
I hope, by God’s grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don’t let anyone take it away from you, ever.
Time will tell whether I am a wing nut or a megalomaniac. The difference between a cult and faith is time.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
My grandfather was a faith healer and medium, and he always encouraged faith in the unseen. I believe in fortune tellers.
I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.
I think ‘Charming Billy’ ultimately is a novel about faith and what we believe in and, above all, what we choose to believe in.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
The tension between Stephen’s atheistic stance and my faith always existed, but neither of us tried to convert the other. I am not evangelical.
Faith and service to others were pillars in Rev. DeBose’s life. I knew him as a very kind person and an outstanding public servant.
I’ve never bought this idea of taking a therapeutic distance. If I see a student or house staff cry, I take great faith in that. That’s a great person; they’re going to be a great doctor.
We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever.
Is it not hard that even those who are with us should be against us – that a man’s enemies, in some degree, should be those of the same household of faith? Yet so it is.
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
If the system is broken, my inclination is to fix it rather than to fight it. I have faith in the process of the law, and if it is carried out fairly, I can live with the results, whatever they may be.
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family’s faith.
When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years, but that’s how faith grows stronger.
I’m a strong man of faith.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
To have faith doesn’t mean you get any less frustrated when you don’t do your best, but you know that it’s not life and death. Take what you’re given, and when you continue to work hard, you will see results. That will give you the confidence you need to keep going.
I have always been up for risks, but only because I had full confidence and faith in the vision of my directors.
I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith. I think those tough times make you a stronger person.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
When you have a new idea that hasn’t been done before, you need that conviction, that blind faith that it could work.
I had lost faith in biography.
We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by… worried… about religion. I remember going to this professor of philosophy and telling him that I had lost my faith.
The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel’s faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare.
We do need an attitude of leadership in our government which demonstrates faith in major population centres outside of Perth.
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I’m adding up the evidence on either side, and I’m seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don’t expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty.
Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down together and thanking God for the food He’s provided means everything to us. Prayer is a natural part of our lives – not only around the dinner table, but all day long.
My first encounters with faith came about the time I was a Boy Scout, at about 14 or 15. I made the logical deduction that they operate the same way; I treated my faith like earning a merit badge, and everything about Christianity was about earning merit badges.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.
I always see the glass half full. I see the beauty in others, and I see the hope for tomorrow. If we don’t have hope and faith, we have nothing.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
To write about the hijab is to step into a minefield. Even among those who share my cultural and faith background, opinions veer from those who despise it as a symbol of backwardness to those for whom religion begins and ends with that piece of cloth.
The laity ought to understand the faith, and since the doctrines of our faith are in the Scriptures, believers should have the Scriptures in a language familiar to the people, and to this end the Holy Ghost endued them with knowledge of all tongues.
With faith and obedience practiced long enough, the Holy Ghost becomes a constant companion, our natures change, and endurance becomes certain.
When we step out in faith and use the talents He’s given us, we show that we trust God, that we believe He will bless our actions and cause us to succeed.
My faith has helped me face adversity. Adversity makes you stronger.
I don’t know if there’s only one God, I don’t know if there’s a God, I just have a faith that there is. That’s what I’ve grown up with.
Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.
I’m here now because of my faith. That’s what got me singing and what has kept me singing. That is what I have: what has kept me doing right and has provided me with the chances and the attitude and the skills to do this.
It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith.
How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.
In my rational mind, I know… that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can’t say that I totally understand why – why that is allowed to happen.
I never was deeply interested in any object; I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything, but it came at some time – no matter how distant, in some way, in some shape, probably the last I should have devised, it came. And yet, I have always had so little faith. God forgive me.
My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
The Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine, is in northwestern India near the Pakistani border, and it is a delightful place to contemplate the draw of faith.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
When all is said and done, the greatest satisfaction you’ll have in this life as you grow old will be seeing your children grow in righteousness and faith and goodness as citizens of the society of which they are a part.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
My faith in God has been the rudder that has allowed me to soar above the fray and to stay grounded and to learn from my mistakes.
If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it.
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.
For most of us, the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. We will just skim our lives instead of actually living them.
The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise.
The name ‘Seventh-day Adventist’ carries the true features of our faith in front and will convict the inquiring mind. Like an arrow from the Lord’s quiver, it will wound the transgressors of God’s law, and will lead to repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
My faith in God is unshakeable, even though till date, I have not experienced any miraculous incident that makes me feel the presence of a higher power. But the trust in God has been engrained into my psyche since my childhood.
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.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
When I think of how we show faith, I cannot help but think of the example of my own father. I recall vividly how the spirit of missionary work came into my life. I was about thirteen years of age when my father received a call to go on a mission.
We often read the Bible as if it were fundamentally about us: our improvement, our life, our triumph, our victory, our faith, our holiness, our godliness.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
I was getting in my own way. I would quit jobs and step out on hope and faith, and pray to God that I would book something that would allow me to just continue to act.
What value is there in faith without works? And what are they worth if they are not united to the merits of Jesus Christ, our only good?
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Despite everything I’ve been through, despite being a kid with a spotty background, the Cleveland Browns stuck their neck out and risked taking me and put their faith and belief in me, and I won’t let them down.
Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
Reason is our soul’s left hand, faith her right.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Pray in faith.
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.
Without faith that there’s a world beyond the one we live in, I don’t see how it’s possible to get rid of angst.
Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.
I have faith in the players, who have paid me back on the pitch. I have brought in young players because they have a lot of potential. I’m the only one who decides, and I take decisions based on sporting reasons.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
The great moral powers of the soul are faith, hope, and love.
Faith has a role to play in life. It is not related to success. It is the other way round. Success is related to faith. Faith comes first.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Evolution is unobservable. It’s based on blind faith in a few dry bones and on unreliable dating systems in which the gullible trust. Kids should be allowed to make up their own minds about this issue, and not be censored to ‘one side is all we will let you hear.’
Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
When you are not playing, you need to train harder. You need to keep faith. And when you come into the team, you have to do exactly what your team-mates are doing to help the team achieve something.
A lot of people devote their lives to me and what I do. It means the most to be able to repay that faith.
I’m just the messenger here. I’m just another representative of my faith, so to speak.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.
In the Christian faith, God really puts suffering front and center. He doesn’t get squeamish about it.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
I take the really sad moments with me to the court. I’m able to transform all that energy, and from it create strength, faith, and a will to honor everything I’ve gone through. I use the memory of those painful moments as a weapon to keep fighting.
If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.
I don’t have to have faith, I have experience.
Faith is trust in ultimate meaning.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Mourning is tough. But faith and family are the greatest sources of strength.
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
I enjoy life so much I don’t want it to end, and dying does worry me. If you’ve got faith, you believe that you’re going to go to a magic land, but unfortunately, I don’t have faith.
It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
Ultimately it’s a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.
Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
Have faith in your own thoughts.
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Whatever faith you have, you have that crisis: what am I doing?
There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can’t. What I can’t take is when my older brother, who’s everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don’t ever want to see that look in your eyes again.
May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs – let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.
True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
For God’s sake build not your faith upon Tradition, ’tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
I have this deep and abiding faith in God. But this does not mean that you have to have a religion or follow somebody.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.
I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
Evolution and creationism both require faith. It’s just a matter of where you choose to place that faith.
Hollywood, we get it. The Christian faith just doesn’t work for you ‘in the long run.’ However, for a large percentage of this country (the same country that makes your movies millions of dollars), it does. So please, for all of our sakes, keep your ‘beliefs to yourself’ and just ‘stop the hate.’
Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.
Staying chaste until marriage, a commandment of my faith, was one of the most difficult challenges of my young life. I had a powerful sense that if I did not get a grip on my identity, my ethics, and my religion, I would go off the rails.
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
My parents just had faith in me, and thank God they did. They weren’t stage parents in the slightest.
There’s always a ying-yang in life. With everybody. There’s evil in all of us. It’s just about how you balance out the evil and the good and having faith in yourself and how you carry yourself.
Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful.
Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama’s personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
It kind of renews my faith in humankind that there’s long attention spans left out there that can listen to a 12-minute song.
My dad was enlisted in the Navy; my mother was a nurse. It just was never a thought process. It was just go to the best school you can go to, do the best you possibly can do, and be the best person you can possibly be, and I think our faith had a lot to do with that.
I haven’t lost faith in human nature and I haven’t decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan’s attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
I have this unshakeable faith. I believe in myself; I believe in God.
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
My father was from Northern Ireland, and coming from somewhere like that, your faith defines you. That’s something we don’t really understand outside Northern Ireland, but because of my parents and grandparents, I’ve experienced it.
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Many have a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favor of God. But all self-dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God.
If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.
I long for a life that explodes with meaning and is filled with adventure, wonder, risk, and danger. I long for a faith that is gloriously treacherous. I want to be with Jesus, not knowing whether to cry or laugh.
Rationally, I was convinced that the universe without God made no sense, but that simply was not the same as believing. But I also knew that I could not argue myself, or be argued, into faith.
If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
I would suggest that faith is everyone’s business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of particular interest to a politician.
Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
I was determined that with perseverance and faith, at some point, someone would say, ‘This girl has talent,’ and would cast me in something meaningful.
With a Catholic mother and a Muslim father, I’ve always had a great interest in religion, but I’ve never practiced one myself. After I received a diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia at the age of 22, I put my faith in medicine.
Oh, it is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us – even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will.
I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way.
In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith.
Hope looks forward. Faith knows it has already received and acts accordingly.
I’m not perfect. I’m never going to be. And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.
Faith is reason grown courageous.
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
I believe there are three keys to success. For me it is keeping my priorities in order: It’s my faith and my family, and then the business.
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith.
Faith idles when character shrivels.
When the faith dies, the culture it produced begins to die, then the civilization goes, and, then, the population.
I welcome the role that people of faith play in building Britain’s future – and the Catholic communion in particular is to be congratulated for so often being the conscience of our country, for helping ‘the least of these’ even when bearing witness to the truth is hard or unpopular.
There’s a huge amount of faith and confidence in the stunt team.
I think politicians should express their faith. I have never adhered to the Blair view that we don’t do God, indeed I’m not sure that Blair does.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work.
I just want the actors to put their faith in the language. Just let the words do the work.
That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
When doubt comes against us, we have to lift up the shield of faith. We do this when we open our mouth and say what God’s Word says, rather than grumbling and complaining about the problem.
Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone.
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together.
As an actor, you usually live your life with faith.
Faith is a continuation of reason.
I must keep working with faith, and know that effort and hard work brings its rewards.
Well, I – you know, the scripture says that God works by faith. And you have to have faith. You have to have trust in God so that God can work.
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.
Fidelity and allegiance sworn to the King is only such a fidelity and obedience as is due to him by the law of the land; for were that faith and allegiance more than what the law requires, we would swear ourselves slaves and the King absolute; whereas, by the law, we are free men, notwithstanding those oaths.
I used to say to my late wife, ‘I have great faith in the American people.’
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
Have faith in your intuition and listen to your gut feeling.
I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world.
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
There’s a song called ‘My Faith’ that’s kind of my spiritual song on my record. It’s a little bit of my softer side of me, comin’ out of left field a little bit.
The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality.
I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I’m wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world’s heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
In my career as an actor, there is a catchphrase that Scofield always says often in regards to his brother, ‘Have a little faith.’ In my own career as an actor, there were times when I was the only one who believed in myself in the face of the odds.
People had lost faith in me in Baltimore, and rightfully so. I knew that was not the guy I was.
To me faith means not worrying.
It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.
Marriage is an institution that existed before governments existed. It’s something that reflects nature and reflects God and God’s will for us. And both from the standpoint of faith and reason it makes all the sense in the world. And it’s beneficial for society.
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
Criticism in good faith is good. When it’s targeted solely to destruction, I’m not interested.
Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
Philosophy has to be enquiring; it can take nothing on faith, and its methods are based not on the blind acceptance of authority, but on establishing truths by reason and argument.
God continues to work miracles in my life.
America has always been my biggest audience, so I’m putting a lot of faith in America.
It’s in the difficult times that we’re growing and you can’t just rebuke everything hard. We’ve got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.
I feel like ‘Leftovers’ is dealing with subject matter that’s kind of taboo when you’re talking about religion and faith. They found a way to make it mysterious and intriguing without making people upset.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
There is a group of people that I think in good faith honestly believe that further curtailing our Second Amendment rights will enhance public safety. But there’s another group that just hates the Second Amendment.
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
A library implies an act of faith.
As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
I love tattoos. And mine symbolise who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills and honour. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it’s a trend.
The power of prayer and faith in God is something that has guided so many of us in good times and bad.
I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Certain though I am – and ever more certain – that I must press on in life as though Christ awaited me at the term of the universe, at the same time I feel no special assurance of the existence of Christ. Believing is not seeing. As much as anyone, I imagine, I walk in the shadows of faith.
At the end of the day, we should all be trying to spread love and positivity, and that’s what faith continues to do for me. It keeps me balanced.
It sounds simple telling people to work hard and never quit, but to really execute and demonstrate those principles takes discipline and faith. Those are the two factors that I believe separate the good from the great, the successes from the failures.
Faith without works is dead.
I know that I had not faith, unless the faith of a devil, the faith of Judas, that speculative, notional, airy shadow, which lives in the head, not in the heart. But what is this to the living, justifying faith, the faith that cleanses from sin?
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
Unity in faith is theocracy; unity in politics is fascism.
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Since 2011, I am happy to say that I have reconciled with Ahmed Hirsi; we have married in our faith tradition and are raising our family together. Like all families, we have had our ups and downs, but we are proud to have come through it together.
Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.
As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
There is no force in the world that can block the powerful march of our army and people, who are holding high the banner of the suns of great Comrade Kim Il Sung and great Comrade Kim Jong Il and continuing to advance under the leadership of the party and with strong faith in sure victory.
I think you grow wherever God plants you. I hope I’m growing as a person of faith, as a Christian. That should be our number one objective this journey of life. That all starts with a personal intimate relationship with Christ and then being in prayer every single day about all of those things – being tenacious about it.
Sometimes a leap of faith doesn’t pan out.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith.
Over the years my mother’s steadfast faith in God has inspired me, particularly when I had to perform extremely difficult surgical procedures or when I found myself faced with my own medical scare.
Well, traditionally, my husband and I go back to our farm in Virginia but we do Christmas every day. We truly do. For us, it’s about giving. We are of the Christian faith we believe that if people can see God in us, then we’re actually doing our job.
If you can stand up for your faith when you’re on top, you can stand up for it now that you’re at the bottom.
My faith guides my life.
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.
Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?
The fundamental character of our faith means an extensive diversity is required not only within local community, but between communities.
Faith is not contrary to reason.
It is through our prayers, through our acts of faith that God works in partnership with us.
We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God.
Devotion, as it relates to the title of my memoir, means fidelity – as in fidelity to a person or a practice. I think it’s certainly possible to feel devotion without having faith, at least in the religious sense of the word.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.
Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.
We are constantly learning and growing and changing. We are really an experiment. We are endeavoring to discover if a community of faith can exist purely for the good of others.
Don’t let the winds blow your dreams away… or steal your faith in God.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
I think one of the things I regret was not having more faith in myself early on.
God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.
I don’t pass myself off as a Bible scholar or a pastor or someone who knows all the biblical facts cover-to-cover. I’m just a guy whose life was changed by it. And that’s about the extent of it. So I’m not easily offended when people struggle about where they’re at with their faith at all.
Just as my search for my mother had in some ways shaped my life, her faith that I was alive had shaped hers. She couldn’t search, but she did the next best thing: She stayed still.
As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!
Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.
The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.
Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game and you have to adapt, keep faith, trust and never give up.
I know Marco Rubio very well. He’s a friend of mine. He’s a man of deep faith. He is a man who follows Catholic dogma and – you know, for whom religion is very important.
At the time I perceived most religious men, particularly the pastors with all their talk about love, faith and relationship, as effeminate.
The Taj Mahal can be a tourist attraction, an architectural marvel, but it can never be treated as a monument of faith. After all, there is a difference between tourism and faith.
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
I respect people of all sexualities; I respect people of all religions, all faiths. I love all Australians.
I believe that Christians believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. And we believe that if you’re saved, Jesus becomes your savior. He makes a promise to you. You can trust his promises. You can bank on that word.
I don’t have any faith in the Republican Party. I don’t have any faith in the Democrat Party. The only hope for this nation is God.
All I know is that I’m a sinner and that God has forgiven me of my sins. Because I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
Ministers should be Bible students. They should thoroughly furnish themselves with the evidences of our faith and hope, and then, with full control of the voice and their feelings, present these evidences in such a manner that the people can calmly weigh them, and decide upon the evidences presented.
My family was very open. My grandfather was German and a Protestant. My father, a lawyer, was Greek-Catholic and played the violin. My mother was very religious and went to church twice a day. My grandmother was Armenian. So I was raised with three different faiths – that’s why I am so open.
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
I’ve always had great faith in the Man Upstairs.
Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
I learned that it is faith that decides whether something will happen or not.
You have to address anger, fear, and then to think about what the alternatives are: hope, faith, a certain kind of brotherly love. And then you have to set yourself to cultivate those.
Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals.
Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.
Stay active. Read the Word. Worship with other believers. Continue to give. Keep learning and growing. Your faith will be unleashed!
Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.
I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
I’m always having a crisis of faith, with everything. People who are certain are terrifying to me. That’s how religious wars get started.
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
One misconception is that if we follow God in the life of faith, and that means obedience – that we read His Word, we’re obedient, we pray, we go to church, we do the right things – that somehow His blessing means we’re going to be okay.
I have my strong faith, respect, and belief in Rajamouli sir. The fact that he believed I could play ‘Baahubali’ was huge for me.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation.
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith.
The other day the President said, I know you’ve had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent.
But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches’ bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government – yes, a Labour government – is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.
Faith is something we never discuss at the dinner table in my family, but I do believe in God.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
You cannot let where you are today cause you to get stuck. I’m going to be my best right now. That’s what faith is all about.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Fear comes by hearing and a hearing by the word of the devil. The lies of Satan.
Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
Who says we can’t win the World Cup and the Ashes in the same year? Oh yes we can. It all goes back to my motto in life: Be proud of how far you’ve come – and have faith in how far you can still go.
All that the future holds in store for each sacred child of God will be shaped by his or her parents, family, friends, and teachers. Thus, our faith now becomes part of our posterity’s faith later.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
I’m thankful for the ability to share my faith in a lot of different places. It’s something that I take as a responsibility and an obligation to handle as best as I can.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
I seek a deeper truth, but I don’t think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
From the beginning, religious faith animated the American quest to explore the heavens.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith, and people of no faith. But I think what’s new is that we now have the capacity to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world.
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.
Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’
I don’t have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it.
The work of healing is not my work, but by faith, healing is done. The work of deliverance, great and mighty deliverance, is not my work but is my faith in Him. It is not the works of righteousness which I have done, but according to His grace. I am a product of His grace.
Faith is in the eye of the beholder.
Those who are preparing for the coming of Christ should be sober, and watch unto prayer, for our adversary, the Devil, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; whom we are to resist steadfast in the faith.
There can be no darker or more devastating tragedy than the death of man’s faith in himself and in his power to direct his future.
There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life.
When you’re thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean, that’s faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two, that’s science.
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
There is always a certain leap of faith that editors have made with their nonfiction writers. If the trust is broken, things can get very embarrassing for the writers and the publisher.
The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.
Sometimes I feel like those born-again folk, always working on their faith, but I’m always working on my atheism. We all have our struggles.
With my tattoos, I’ve got my war side on my left side, being left handed, and a faith side on my right side, right with God.
Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
There is a fine line between faith and confidence. Confidence has a self-reliance. Faith is really about giving in.
In prayer, we stand where angels bow with veiled faces. There, even there, the cherubim and seraphim adore before that selfsame throne to which our prayers ascend. And shall we come there with stunted requests and narrow, contracted faith?
No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream.
I’m a believer in belief. Faith is something that works – it causes people to do things, it has results. It’s an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival.
Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.
Looking back, I am grateful for so many friends who helped me in my youth to gain a testimony of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. First, I exercised simple faith in their testimonies, and then I received the divine witness of the Spirit to my mind and to my heart.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
There’s fear or faith. If you’re living by fear, then you’re always looking for security. If you’re living by faith, then you’re always looking for freedom.
If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
‘Grace’ is basically a death prayer. Not something of sorrow, but of just casting away any fear of death. No relief will come – you really just have to stew in your life until it’s time to go. But sometimes, somebody else’s faith in you can do wonders.
I always had faith in my creative capacity.
He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
I believe that in the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty.
There’s a duality of a guy calling on God: ‘Where are you when I need you?’ and then, at the same time, ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ I think that contradiction does exist in all of us, those of faith and those who profess to have no faith.
The lifespan of faith and culture is much more than the ones who play politics in its name.
With faith and gratitude to Allah the almighty, I declare that tomorrow, Thursday May 1, 2014, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase one, to be followed by the other phases.
Osama bin Laden’s hijacked planes not only attacked the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They also attacked Islam as a faith. They attacked the values of tolerance and coexistence that Islam preaches.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.