We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Faith Quotes from Ken Hensley, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Kelechi Iheanacho, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record.
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.
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.
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
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.
When we speak of faith – the faith that can move mountains – we are not speaking of faith in general but of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.
My heart hath often been deeply afflicted under a feeling that the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us, as a society, in that clearness which it might have been, had we been as faithful as we ought to be to the teachings of Christ.
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.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Erosion of faith and trust in government – that is the real problem that confronts us.
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 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.
Time will tell whether I am a wing nut or a megalomaniac. The difference between a cult and faith is time.
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
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.
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.
I learned that it is faith that decides whether something will happen or not.
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.
The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong – and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing of our brothers and sisters on this earth.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
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.
The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
I’m a strict, strict agnostic. It’s very different from a casual, ‘I don’t know.’ It’s that you cannot present as knowledge something that is not knowledge. You can present it as faith, you can present it as belief, but you can’t present it as fact.
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.
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
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’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.
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.
China not only fights for her own independence, but also for the liberation of every oppressed nation. For us, the Atlantic Charter and President Roosevelt’s proclamation of the Four Freedoms for all peoples are corner-stones of our fighting faith.
Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New.
Every man eventually is backed up to the wall of faith, and there he must make his stand.
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat.
God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.
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.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
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.
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.
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 to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
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.
The future is as bright as your faith.
In the Christian faith, God really puts suffering front and center. He doesn’t get squeamish about it.
I seek a deeper truth, but I don’t think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.
All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
I have great faith that Heaven’s there and I’ll see my brothers and my mom and dad when I get there.
Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.
It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I’m still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.
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.
Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
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.
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.
The substance of faith is a hope in the unseen.
Obedience is the fruit of faith.
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.
I think that for some people faith is good – they have something to draw to.
I have faith in the market when we get the rules right.
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.
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.
Faith is something we never discuss at the dinner table in my family, but I do believe in God.
Anything I take up or do, I have to consult Shilpa. From what I wear to who I am dating, I make her a part of everything as I have faith in her judgment.
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.
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 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.
Faith is easy; I think people complicate it.
I have great respect for the LDS church – their commitment to family and taking care of each other is exemplary. I just don’t believe the tenets of the faith that they believe.
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.
God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.
I have in the past overly trusted people and was, in turn, let down by some. Since then, I have learned the difference between putting faith into people and blindly trusting them.
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
Those who today always look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security,’ those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists – they have a static and inward-directed view of things. In this way, faith becomes an ideology among other ideologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
Everywhere on Earth, at this moment, in the new spiritual atmosphere created by the appearance of the idea of evolution, there float, in a state of extreme mutual sensitivity, love of God and faith in the world: the two essential components of the Ultra-human.
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.
God called us to take His message of love and faith to the whole world.
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.
I’m a strong man of faith.
Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
Don’t let the winds blow your dreams away… or steal your faith in God.
People have to realize that just because you’re a Christian, it doesn’t mean that you’re perfect, because every once in a while everyone stumbles. Living by faith is about when you do mess up, getting back up, brushing yourself off, and keep trying to improve where you mess up or where you have temptation.
Faith is not uprooted by dialectic proof; it must already be deeply shaken by other causes to be unable to withstand the shock of argument.
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic.
If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.
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.
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.
If you’re going to believe in God, if you’re going to take that leap of faith, as I do, then the God that seems the most comprehensible to me would be the God who set us spinning and said ‘Good luck.’
The great moral powers of the soul are faith, hope, and love.
Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
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.
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.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
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.
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.
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission, because we are only seeing the fruit of sin this side of death.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come.
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.
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 am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
Faith is not contrary to reason.
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
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.
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
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.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
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.
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
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.
It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life.
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.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
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.
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
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.
A lot of people devote their lives to me and what I do. It means the most to be able to repay that faith.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
I’m a Christian. I go to church when I can. I was raised Baptist. I went to a Lutheran school. I’m a nondenominational practicing Christian. I have a lot of faith.
Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith.
The roles of art, morality, religion, political faith, science itself are not to repair organic exhaustion nor to provide sound functioning of the organs. All this supraphysical life is built and expanded not because of the demands of the cosmic environment but because of the demands of the social environment.
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.
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.
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.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
I live and love in God’s peculiar light.
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
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.
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.
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.
When the faith dies, the culture it produced begins to die, then the civilization goes, and, then, the population.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
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.
When you look around right now, Nashville is kind of going through another changing of guard; you’re watching the Martina McBrides and the Faith Hills and all of them that have been the big stars for the last however many years, and the next generation is coming in: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, those girls.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
Faith Hill is a big role model.
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.
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
Tyler Perry’s brand is faith, family and this whole thing that I’ve built, while my company, 34th Street Films, is like Disney’s Touchstone. We can do anything. People don’t know what to expect from me yet.
For me, faith is personal, but the implications are social – as personal and social responsibility are at the heart of the Christian message.
Faith is personal if it’s to be real.
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.
I have my strong faith, respect, and belief in Rajamouli sir. The fact that he believed I could play ‘Baahubali’ was huge for me.
God continues to work miracles in my life.
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 haven’t lost faith in human nature and I haven’t decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
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.
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
I wish everybody finds the serenity that good, strong faith brings.
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.
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.
I have faith in faith. God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him?
My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
Surveillance legislation passed in good faith has been stretched well beyond its original purpose.
He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you.
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there’s something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t have faith in young people any more. I don’t waste time trying to communicate with them.
It takes vision and courage to create – it takes faith and courage to prove.
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.
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.
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
My faith has always been important to me. It defines who I am.
Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
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.’
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.
Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
I’ve had faith my whole life that there was someone looking out for me, a spirit guide, a soul guide.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
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.
Faith is a continuation of reason.
Faith and hard work have been my mirror.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
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.
I love Canada. It’s a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
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.
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.’
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.
There is far more misunderstanding of Islam than there is, I think, of the other religions of the world. So many things are said of it by those who do not belong to that faith.
There’s a huge amount of faith and confidence in the stunt team.
There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of 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.
I think ‘Charming Billy’ ultimately is a novel about faith and what we believe in and, above all, what we choose to believe in.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game and you have to adapt, keep faith, trust and never give up.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.
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.
The lifespan of faith and culture is much more than the ones who play politics in its name.
I have this unshakeable faith. I believe in myself; I believe in God.
I just want the actors to put their faith in the language. Just let the words do the work.
It is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues or our righteousness; but only in God’s free pardon, as given us through faith in Jesus Christ.
Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.
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.
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.
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
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.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
Thanks to my Buddhist faith, to the positivity that arose from prayer, I put the optimism of determination before the pessimism of logic and reason.
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.
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.
From the beginning, religious faith animated the American quest to explore the heavens.
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.
Sometimes a leap of faith doesn’t pan out.
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action.
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 is spiritualized imagination.
Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
When you have a new idea that hasn’t been done before, you need that conviction, that blind faith that it could work.
It’s not just that individuals have lost faith in the integrity of their leaders, it’s that they no longer believe society’s most powerful institutions are acting in their interests.
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.
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.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
I’m not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the church.
We – what we need is a dialogue among civilizations. And we need multiculturalism, respect for diversity, tolerance, respect for diverse faiths.
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.
One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
I believe in spirits. I believe in faith. I believe in spirituality. I believe in aliens as well.
I’m a walking testimony, a product of all the people in my life and my faith.
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.
I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.
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.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
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.
Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
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.
Faith is trust in ultimate meaning.
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.
I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about.
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.
For me, and I suspect for lots of other people too, bad things actually sometimes make you think more about faith and the fact that you’re not facing these things on your own.
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.
Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope and love.
Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered… the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith… All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.
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.
Pray, and let God worry.
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.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years, but that’s how faith grows stronger.
You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.
My husband and I have been married for 15 years. He is a priest in the Church of Sweden. I have a faith, but it’s not so formal. We made our peace with that.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.
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 found my faith to be more about my belief, my spirituality, about nature.
Although I’m a very emotional man, I just can’t have blind faith; I have to find out for myself.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
For Christians, faith is a precious good, the most valuable personal and social resource. When it is left untapped, the common good suffers – not just the particular interests of Christians.
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.
The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel’s faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare.
Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there’s no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die.
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?
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.
My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
Faith is the substance of hope – of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. So if you can hope for it and imagine it, and keep imagining and hoping and seeing yourself driving a new car, or seeing yourself getting that job, or seeing yourself excel, seeing yourself help that person – that is faith.
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.
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.
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.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
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.
I’ve never made football my priority. My priorities are my faith and my dependence on God.
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.
Most people don’t realize, I really have no faith in politics. I’m not a politician. If I thought you could change human hearts by laws, I would, but I don’t.
The investigator should have a robust faith – and yet not believe.
Film is an illusion. Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.
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.
They that are of the flesh cannot do the works of the Spirit, neither can they that are spiritual do the works of the flesh, even as faith cannot do the works of unbelief, nor unbelief the works of faith.
Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals.
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.
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.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
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.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other’s speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
I think our devotion to Mary is very beautiful. She has a sacred role in Catholicism, and her strong faith and humility are things we can learn from.
I always had faith in my creative capacity.
As someone who has researched and written about the Mexican cartels and the futile ‘war on drugs’ for coming on twenty years, I know how tough a subject it is. Mind-bending, soul-warping, heartbreaking, it challenges your intellect, your beliefs, your faith in humanity and God.
Hope is trust in God’s promises, faith that if we act now, the desired blessings will be fulfilled in the future.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve always had great faith in the Man Upstairs.
That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
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.
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.
Different people, in good faith, can look at the same fact and interpret it differently. But that’s where an interesting conversation begins.
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.
Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.
Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
Some of the cases which have come to light of employers being disciplined or sacked for simply trying to talk about their faith in the workplace I find quite extraordinary. The sanitisation will lead to people of faith excluding themselves from the public space and being excluded.
When you strip hope from people, it leaves a void, and that void needs to be filled. And very likely, that void is going to be filled by an ideology… Hope and faith are so connected. Now, when ideology connects with faith, the ideology becomes an item of faith, not a point of discussion.
Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions.
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.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
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.
Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.
The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise.
You must never give up and have faith in yourself.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
Christianity is not about religion. It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home.
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.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion, but you can train through education.
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.
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.
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.
Every character that I’ve chosen has made me evolve as an actor. And I am lucky that my directors have shown so much faith in my abilities.
I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.
God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.
I couldn’t change by myself. I needed my faith and belief in Christ to give me the strength to break free and allow people to help me to change.
Faith is important, even if you’re not religious. You need to have beliefs in people or things.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Confound not faith and feeling together. They are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise. Believe, believe. Let your faith take hold of the blessing, and it is yours by faith. Your feelings have nothing to do with this 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.
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.
If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well.
Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
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.
Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.
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.
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.
To me faith means not worrying.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
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.
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.
I would never have gone anywhere if it hadn’t been for Mother’s faith and support.
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 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.
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.
I believe that in the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty.
The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world’s heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
I still have great faith in what is good and right in all of us.
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.
If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
The power of prayer and faith in God is something that has guided so many of us in good times and bad.
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.
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?
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.
We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever.
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.
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.
We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Our national motto is ‘In God we Trust,’ reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.
I’m just the messenger here. I’m just another representative of my faith, so to speak.
First, I prepare. Then I have faith.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
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.
Sometimes you need faith and victory spoken over your life. Words have created power. When you receive them into your spirit, they can ignite seeds of increase on the inside.
It is through our prayers, through our acts of faith that God works in partnership with us.
True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.
How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
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.
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
The principle part of faith is patience.
‘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 think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
I’ve learned never to expect people to be better than they are, but to always have faith that they can be more.
Faith is in the eye of the beholder.
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.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don’t let anyone take it away from you, ever.
I can’t tell you how Aquinas has enriched and changed my life, my thought. He has helped me to be a better evangelical, a better servant of Christ, and to better defend the faith that was delivered, once for all, to the saints.
Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
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.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
What’s positive is moving from a place of growing in faith to really feeling more grounded in faith, to understand that faith is hard, that I’ll stumble, that I’ll make mistakes, that I’ll sin. But, that’s part of being on a faith path; it’s part of being a human being.
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.
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.
We are a nation with a powerful investment in the idea of our own fundamental innocence. Our can-do optimism and ingenuity are based on the faith that we are a decent, open, and generous people. This is our identity.
Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.
Faith goes out through the window when beauty comes in at the door.
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
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.
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.
When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who’s a true believer, if you die, you know you’re going to heaven to be with God.
I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they’ll say, ‘Oh that’s dumb, you believe in whatever,’ but I think everybody believes in something.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
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.
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.
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.
Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.
I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.
Faith without works is dead.
It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith.
God revealed himself through the Law, which pointed to Christ as its end and goal, commanded the obedience that comes from faith, increased transgressions, and shut the mouths of all humans because no one has performed the righteousness of the Law so as not to need a substitute.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
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.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
In India, one has to have faith in equity. What are the alternatives – real estate, debt? If debt can give you 6 percent, equity can give you 15 percent.
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.
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.
Criticism in good faith is good. When it’s targeted solely to destruction, I’m not interested.
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.
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.
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.
We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
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 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.
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.
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.
We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm.
Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
For God’s sake build not your faith upon Tradition, ’tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.
I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now; they think that’s going to sort things out.
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.
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.
Faith is never identical with piety.
Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
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.
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.
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.
My given name was Zahra, which is the ‘flower of the desert.’ I don’t look anything like the flower of the desert. My name was changed by my grandfather to Iman, which means ‘have faith.’ And it meant to have faith that a daughter would come.
I think one of the things I regret was not having more faith in myself early on.
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.
I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.
Have respect, hard work, faith and dedication, all these things. No matter what environment you’re in, they should keep you strong. Knowing this, I surround myself with people who have similar beliefs. People who don’t let me forget who I am or where I come from.
Some people have a God because they need faith, and that’s fair enough.
Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of 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.
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.
I was never the ingenue, so hopefully that’ll make it easier to age and still work. I know a lot of actors who are really dissatisfied with where they’re at even though some of them are huge stars and I feel like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re at the top.’ Something interesting will come. It always does. I have faith.
Many Muslims put their Islamic faith ahead of their national identity and forbid preachers from other religions from coming into their countries to convert their young. Apostasy is treason to Allah. Heresy has no rights.
People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do.
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.
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?
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.
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.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
I am politically pro-choice, but personally pro-life. I have my faith but refuse to force it on the world at large – especially this world, so brutal and unjust. I cannot make these wrenching personal life and death decisions for others – nor do I believe they should be made by a church run by childless men.
Faith is the black person’s federal reserve system.
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
My Christian faith has guided me.
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.
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!
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
With faith and obedience practiced long enough, the Holy Ghost becomes a constant companion, our natures change, and endurance becomes certain.
The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
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.
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.
Having faith allows me to try to be the best person I can be.
My faith is in God. If it’s a little statue of Buddha or whatever works for you, brilliant.
Pray in faith.
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.
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.
My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths.
Religious celebrations, and the good will, high spirits and generosity that mark them, are wonderful occasions for understanding the potential of ‘everyday multiculturalism’, and how people from diverse faiths can connect and show they care, rather than go down parallel, sometimes hostile, roads.
Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
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 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 foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
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?
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?
Most atheists bristle at the thought that atheism has anything to do with faith, but not Penn Jillette.
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
Our Heavenly Father is pleased when we don’t compromise our faith and principles in times of desperation.
Have faith in your intuition and listen to your gut feeling.
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.
The fundamental character of our faith means an extensive diversity is required not only within local community, but between communities.
I don’t think you ever really know what all you’re doing, so you have to act on faith.
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.
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.
Trust is not the same as faith. A friend is someone you trust. Putting faith in anyone is a mistake.
Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
For anybody, faith and belief are everything you have. Nobody gave me the India cap; nobody taught me to go and get runs. It’s a belief I had in myself.
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.
Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age.
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.
I respect people of all sexualities; I respect people of all religions, all faiths. I love all Australians.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
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?
I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief ‘don’t matter,’ that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.
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.
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.
I have always been up for risks, but only because I had full confidence and faith in the vision of my directors.
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 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.
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.
Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
Faith is the foundation upon which a godlike character is built. It is a prerequisite for all other virtues.
Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
I had lost faith in biography.
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 haven’t chosen to make an issue of faith.
I am a faith healer. My prayers have immense power, which I utilise whenever I can.
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.
A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.
Sometimes you find your strongest faith in the darkest corners.
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
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.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
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.
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.
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family’s faith.
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.
My faith has helped me face adversity. Adversity makes you stronger.
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.
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.
My No. 1 focus was on my foundation, the Tim Tebow Foundation, to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in the darkest hour of need.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
I have a statement on the Social Security. A lot of people approaching that age have either already retired on pensions or have made irreversible plans to retire very soon… I consider it a breach of faith to renege on that promise. It is a rotten thing to do.
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.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause.
But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
My faith in human decency was sorely tested at times during my captivity; however, after my release, I am humbly reminded that mankind is inherently good by the tremendous efforts and support of fellow Canadians.
Assurance, action, and evidence influence each other in an ongoing process. This helix is like a coil, and as it spirals upward it expands and widens. These three elements of faith – assurance, action, and evidence – are not separate and discrete; rather, they are interrelated and continuous and cycle upward.
Wyoming is a special place: Where our farmers and ranchers rise before dawn and work until night to feed our nation. Where our coal miners and oil field workers produce the energy that powers America’s homes and businesses, and where our families are guided by faith, know the value of hard work, and deeply love our land.
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.
Theater is my temple and my religion and my act of faith. Strangers sit in a room together and believe together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.
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.
Faith idles when character shrivels.
Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.