Faith

Francis of Assisi Page

“Where there is hate, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light.”

- Francis of Assisi

Voltaire Page

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”

- Voltaire

Source/Notes: Dictionnaire philosophique portatif (1764)
Mahatma Gandhi Page

“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.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Source/Notes: Gandhi : His Life and Message for the World (1954), by Louis Fischer, p.177
Bruce Lee Page

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

- Bruce Lee

Source/Notes: "Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living" (Tuttle Publishing, 2002), edited by John Little, p. 173, "Self-actualization" - ISBN: 9780804834711
Bible Page

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

- Bible

Source/Notes: 1 Timothy 6:10

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Margaret Thatcher Page

“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

- Margaret Thatcher

Source/Notes: First term as Prime Minister
Bruce Lee Page

“Choose the positive. — You have choice — you are master of your attitude — choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

- Bruce Lee

Source/Notes: Striking Thoughts (2000)
Gilbert K. Chesterton Page

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Norman Vincent Peale Page

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

- Norman Vincent Peale

Source/Notes: The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
Sam Harris Page

“The problem with faith, is that it really is a conversation stopper. Faith is a declaration of immunity to the powers of conversation. It is a reason, why you do not have to give reasons, for what you believe.”

- Sam Harris

Source/Notes: The View From The End Of The World (9 December 2005)

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Oswald Chambers Page

“The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.”

- Oswald Chambers

Edgar Allan Poe Page

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”

- Edgar Allan Poe

Source/Notes: Tales (1844-1845), The Angel of the Odd
Elie Wiesel Page

“I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.”

- Elie Wiesel

Source/Notes: As quoted in "The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance", John E. Hare, Oxford University Press, 1996, p. 93 - ISBN: 9780198263814
Mahatma Gandhi Page

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Henry Miller Page

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.”

- Henry Miller

Source/Notes: Sunday After the War (1944)

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Charles Spurgeon Page

“The first thing in faith is knowledge. What we know we must also agree unto. What we agree unto we must rest upon alone for salvation. It will not save me to know that Christ is a Saviour; but it will save me to trust Him to be my Saviour.”

- Charles Spurgeon

Source/Notes: Sermons of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London (1857), Third Series, p. 258, "Faith"
Robert B. Laughlin Page

“My rule is simply to do for my students exactly what I hope someone else will do for my sons when the time comes: I teach them to have faith in themselves and in their own compass, to listen to nature to find truth, to love knowledge for the sake of itself, and to strive for greatness.”

- Robert B. Laughlin

Source/Notes: Nobel Prize autobiography (1998)