Quotations on Faith

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Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Trust, Faith, Perseverance)

I fight fairly, and in good faith.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Faith, Fight)

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Profession, Public, Teaching)

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.
- Henry Adams
(Keywords: Faith, History, Wrong)

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Faith, Intelligence, Man)

Faith is a continuation of reason.
- William Adams
(Keywords: Faith, Reason)

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Faith, Atheism, Measure)

For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Years)

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Improvement)

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.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Faith, Money, Conscience, Salvation, Will)

We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Faith, Actions)

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Faith, Church, Fire, Rain, Will)

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Faith, Mother, Son)

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Faith, People, Meeting)

Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Faith, History, People, Scientists, Spiritual, World)

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Faith, Love, Knowledge, Hope, Future, Past)

From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Religion, Faith, Love, God, Hope, Act, Hearing, Prayer, Spiritual, Word)

Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Faith, God, Virtue, Faithfulness, May)

Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Faith, Church, Help, Today)

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Faith, Thought, Action, Criticism, Doubt, Order, Reflection)

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Life, Faith, Influence, Profession)

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
- Kingsley Amis
(Keywords: Faith, Church, Sense)

You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

You know, I'm a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Faith, God, Purpose, Christian)

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Faith, Church, Unity)

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.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Faith, Truth, Learning, Ridicule)

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Faith, Hope)

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Hope, Past, Patience, Spirit)

I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: Change, Faith, Language)

May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that "faith" is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Faith, History, God, May, Race)

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Faith, Reward)

The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Leadership, People, Light, Question)

Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Care, Right, Thinking, Will)

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Education, Society, Faith, First)

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
- John Bacon
(Keywords: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

Faith is a higher faculty than reason.
- H. C. Bailey
(Keywords: Faith, Reason)

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.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: Faith, God, Heaven)

He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, Advice, Sound)

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Faith, Honesty, Authority, May, Questions, Respect, Sincerity)

Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Faith, Success, Liberty, Reason, Will)

Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Change, Faith, Courage, Principles)

Jesus isn't a logo, I'm not promoting some company, some brand. I'm just professing my faith.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Faith, Company)

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Optimism)

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Faith, Commitment, Example, New testament, Order)

To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Faith, Love, Nature, God)



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