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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind - the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The principle part of faith is patience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty -- necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless we do his teachings, we do not demonstrate faith in him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 faith rather than reason.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. Nearly all men of science, all men of learning for that matter, and men of simple ways too, have it in some form and in some degree. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. If we abandon that mission under stress we shall abandon it forever, for stress will not cease. Knowledge for the sake of understanding, not merely to prevail, that is the essence of our being. None can define its limits, or set its ultimate boundaries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work: then the faith and belief that it can work: then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is an article of faith in my creed to pick the man who does not take himself seriously, but does take his work seriously.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had [To] do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To exist is equivalent to an act of faith, a protest against the truth, an interminable prayer. As soon as they consent to live, the unbeliever and the man of faith are fundamentally the same, since both have made the only decision that defines a being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The key to faith is what we are willing to sacrifice to obtain it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thank You Friend I never came to you, my friend, and went away without some new enrichment of the heart; More faith and less of doubt, more courage in the days ahead. And often in great need coming to you, I went away comforted indeed. How can I find the shining word, the glowing phrase that tells all that your love has meant to me, all that your friendship spells? There is no word, no phrase for you on whom I so depend. All I can say to you is this, God bless you precious friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our faith comes in moments... yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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