Best Quotes About Faith

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. -May Sarton

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. -Abraham Lincoln

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. -John Lancaster Spalding

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy? -Dan Quayle

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities. -Marshall McLuhan

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. -Khalil Gibran

To me faith means not worrying. -John Dewey

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. -B. C. Forbes

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. -Emmanuel Teney

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. -Blaise Pascal

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. -Mary Manin Morrissey

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. -Robert Frost

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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. -Aleister Crowley

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. -Edgar Allan Poe

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. -Ernst Fischer

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. -Wilson Mizner

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny. -Joseph Addison

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. -Fidel Castro

The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions. -William O. Douglas

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith. -Austin Farrer

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

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. -Thornton Wilder

What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable. -Andre Gide

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. -Martha Graham

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. -Paul Tillich

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust. -John F. Kennedy

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. -C. S. Lewis

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. -Madeleine L'Engle

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. -Pope Paul VI

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. -Reinhold Niebuhr

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery. -John Paul Jones

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. -Lao Tzu

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. -David Viscott

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. -George Eliot

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion. -Robert Burton

The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason. -Hal Borland

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. -Mother Teresa

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. -Saint Augustine

Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. -William Penn

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. -Sacha Guitry

True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values. -William Inge

Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. -Vannevar Bush

To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder. -Louis L'Amour

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. -Muhammad Ali

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.' -Max Planck

My faith always has been and always will be important to me. -Aretha Franklin

My affections are easily swayed and I can be very unfaithful. -Dusty Springfield

I don't think there are any men who are faithful to their wives. -Jackie Kennedy

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent. -Sophia Loren

Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith. -Paul Brunton

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. -John Foster Dulles

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. -Peter Ustinov

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. -Andre Gide

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. -Victor Hugo

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her. -James Hal Cone

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. -Ruth Benedict

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread. -Adlai Stevenson I

Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith. -Christopher Fry

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason. -Norman Cousins

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables. -Michel de Montaigne

I've lost my faith in science. -Bette Davis

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith. -John Dalberg-Acton

You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff. -George H. W. Bush

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics. -Newt Gingrich

The investigator should have a robust faith – and yet not believe. -Claude Bernard

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. -Julia Cameron

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. -Henry Adams

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. -J. William Fulbright

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public. -George McGovern

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. -H. L. Mencken

No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. -James K. Polk

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved. -Russell Baker

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be. -Brigitte Bardot

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. -William James

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types. -Cyril Connolly

The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. -Joseph Conrad

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

In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. -W. H. Auden

A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen. -Alvin Dark

The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change. -Connie Mack

Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model. People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else. -Brooks Robinson

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. -Buddha

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe. -Thomas Paine

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

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. -Albert Schweitzer

Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build. -Julia Ward Howe

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. -Gail Devers

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do. -George W. Bush

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. -Helen Rowland

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. -David Ben-Gurion

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. -George Washington

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. -Simone Weil

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. -Simone Weil

There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can. -Henry Van Dyke

Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death. -Miguel de Unamuno

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor. -Francis Quarles

Obedience is the fruit of faith. -Christina Rossetti

Base souls have no faith in great individuals. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood – we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we. -Jean Rostand

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith, and develops by science. -Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. -Louisa May Alcott

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. -Saint Augustine

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! -Thomas A. Edison

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws – a thing which can never be demonstrated. -Tryon Edwards

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world. -Tony Benn

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. -Georges Bernanos

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity – an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do. -Bruce Barton

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety. -Josh Billings

I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal. -Emily Bronte

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy. -Thomas Browne

As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason. -Thomas Browne

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. -Pearl S. Buck

Non-violence is the article of faith. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. -Mahatma Gandhi

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. -Mahatma Gandhi

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? -Graham Greene

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. -Edward Gibbon

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. -George Gurdjieff

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. -James Russell Lowell

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. -Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith. -Martin Luther

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. -Martin Luther

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. -Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. -Benjamin Franklin

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. -Hal Borland

Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves. -Eric Hoffer

A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient. -Horace

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. -Dag Hammarskjold

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas. -Charles Fillmore

Duty cannot exist without faith. -Benjamin Disraeli

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine. -Tertullian

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful. -Marquis de Sade

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine. -George Santayana

A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy. -Walter Scott

The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity. -Roy L. Smith

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world. -Thomas Carlyle

A man of courage is also full of faith. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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. -Leonard Cohen

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. -Albert Camus

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life. -Joseph Conrad

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. -William James

Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case. -William James

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind! -William James

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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? -Dwight L. Moody

If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree. Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know. They're soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part. -Hannah More

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. -James Freeman Clarke

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. -Pope John Paul II

By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage. -Ian Mcewan

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it. -Reinhold Niebuhr

Never be unfaithful to a lover, except with your wife. -P. J. O'Rourke

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. -Plato

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited. -Anthony Powell

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. -Alexander Pope

I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind. -Saint Bernard

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. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love? -Lech Walesa

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith. -Mahatma Gandhi

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. -Mahatma Gandhi

But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. -Mahatma Gandhi

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. -Mahatma Gandhi

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man. -Mahatma Gandhi

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right. -John Donne

A library implies an act of faith. -Victor Hugo

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. -Pearl S. Buck

Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man. -Denis Diderot

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? -Charles Lindbergh

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. -Henry Ward Beecher

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time. -Horace Mann

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. -Benjamin Franklin

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. -Ralph Marston

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller

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. -Harry S Truman

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest. -George Gurdjieff

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. -John Kenneth Galbraith

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. -Benjamin Franklin

A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband. -Richard Steele

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. -Blaise Pascal

I don't have to have faith, I have experience. -Joseph Campbell

Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well. -P. G. Wodehouse

We have no faith in ourselves. I have never met a woman who, deep down in her core, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck. -Cynthia Heimel

Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. -Bill Maher

All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction. -Bill Owens

In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward. -Bill Owens

Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed. -Blanche Lincoln

We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God. -Bob Taft

What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives – family, friends, faith and freedom. -Bob Taft

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. -Brad Henry

We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism. -Jodi Rell

We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families. -Jeb Bush

We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward – to be bold – to invest in our future. -John Hoeven

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts. -Brad Henry

The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam. -John Cornyn

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. -Michael Enzi

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith. -Mark Burnett

I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as, indeed, he assured me he was to me. -Elizabeth Hurley

That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library. -Aphra Behn

I think it is impossible to explain faith. It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically. It must be breathed to be understood. -Patrick White

Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested. -Elizabeth Goudge

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. -B. C. Forbes

Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Acting is very much like a child making believe. I'm not one to become a character, but I fall in love with the character. It's like having faith; you're going to be that person for a while. -Lusia Strus

What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future. -Brad Henry

And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future. -Brian Schweitzer

Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers – we need our faith-based and community partners. -Dirk Kempthorne

People with deep faith and big hearts are concerned, as I am about the circumstance that Ms. Schiavo is in. I want them to know I will do what I can, but there are limits to what any particular person – irrespective of the title they currently hold – can do. -Jeb Bush

I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action. -Jodi Rell

Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms. -James Beattie

No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife. -James Beattie

I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country, because I have faith in its people. -Horst Koehler

In all my life and in the future, I will always be a faithful and loyal servant to all of my compatriots. -Norodom Sihamoni

My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it. -Olusegun Obasanjo

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

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

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. -Amy Grant

Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another, is there not a hint that affection might be an important aspect of sex? Even love? -Andrew Greeley

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. -Albert Bandura

That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. -Chester W. Nimitz

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace. -Charles Spurgeon

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word. -Charles Spurgeon

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it? -George Fox

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? -John Calvin

The original is unfaithful to the translation. -Jorge Luis Borges

We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation. -Peter Akinola

All is amiss. Love is dying, faith's defying, heart's denying. -Richard Barnfield

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. -Pope Benedict XVI

An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties. -Pope Benedict XVI

To believe Christ's cross to be a friend, as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith. -Samuel Rutherford

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so. -Michael Ramsey

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

Jesus isn't a logo, I'm not promoting some company, some brand. I'm just professing my faith. -Stephen Baldwin

It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding. -Bede Griffiths

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. -Thomas Aquinas

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

I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil. -Michelle Shocked

The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God. -Charles Hodge

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done. -Charles Wesley

The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time. -Pope Benedict XVI

The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely. -Pope Benedict XVI

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray. -Havelock Ellis

Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. -King Solomon

My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education. -John H. Johnson

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. -Barbara Smith

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. -Susan L. Taylor

Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating. -Laurel Lea

It takes vision and courage to create – it takes faith and courage to prove. -Owen D. Young

I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many. -Saint Patrick

Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter. -Thomas Brooks

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. -Abraham Kuyper

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him. -Arthur Symons

In actual life, every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith. -August Wilhelm von Schlegel

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

God's got something for me. I have faith it'll be OK. -Chubby Checker

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against. -Suzanne Fields

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. -Thomas Aquinas

I fight fairly, and in good faith. -Edmond About

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life. -Jonathan Edwards

All your losses will be made up to you in the resurrection, provided you continue faithful. By the vision of the Almighty I have seen it. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus. -John Piper

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history. -David Price

Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good. -David Price

Our country's political discourse and debate are enriched by discussions of the political implications of our faith traditions, whether they are taking place in our communities, at our dinner tables, or in our places of worship. -David Price

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. -Donald Cram

Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith. -Hussein of Jordan

The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision. -James Lee Burke

Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights, However his own commence, can never be But an usurper. -Henry Brooke

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. -M. Night Shyamalan

Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen. -Thomas Kuhn

I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself. -Loretta Young

As a Christian, there is no other part of the New Right ideology that concerns me more than its self-serving misuse of religious faith. -Mark Hatfield

The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people. -Mark Hatfield

The need for some venture of faith still remains; one must stake one's life upon something. -Henry Norris Russell

Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition. -E. O. Wilson

The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives. -Iain Duncan Smith

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer. -Julia Margaret Cameron

This being so, it follows that mythology ought not to take the prominent place that is too often assigned to it in the scientific study of ancient faiths. -William Robertson Smith

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

With eye upraised his master's looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end. -George Crabbe

Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself. -Alberta Hunter

America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got. -Charlotte Bunch

Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest. -Ellen G. White

The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine. -Ellen G. White

I ground my faith upon God's word, and not upon the church. -Jane Grey

The faith of the church must be tried by God's word, and not God's word by the church; neither yet my faith. -Jane Grey

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it. -Jerry Reed

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

Vision looks upward and becomes faith. -Stephen Samuel Wise

I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents. -Cat Stevens

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. -Cat Stevens

I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism. -Cat Stevens

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam. -Cat Stevens

Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me. -Sean Combs

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. -Marcia Wallace

You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven. -Charles Simeon

Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character. -Robert Browning

If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion. -Muhammad Iqbal

Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders. -Muhammad Iqbal

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever. -Muhammad Iqbal

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. -Sextus Propertius

I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves. -Wilma Mankiller

By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified. -E. O. Wilson

My faith is the grand drama of my life. I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. -Olivier Messiaen

Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

The Negro people of America… have cut our forests, tilled our fields, built our railroads, fought our battles, and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith, a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit, and an undivided loyalty . -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution. -Theodosius Dobzhansky

We receive by faith and we keep it by faith. -Benny Hinn

You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer, which is reflected in facial expressions, among other things. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. -George Whitefield

Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. -George Whitefield

The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year. -Phyllis Schlafly

Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope and love. -Arthur E. Morgan

It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time, but I can't do it and I won't do it. -Joey Skaggs

In Christ the original image of God is restored, by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come. -Walter Lang

The substance of faith is a hope in the unseen. -Ron Suskind

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. -Wislawa Szymborska

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. -Ramakrishna

I couldn't stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch – understand? -Raquel Welch

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. -Shaun Cassidy

The important things are children, honesty, integrity and faith. -Andy Williams

To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals. -Ellis Peters

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter. -Isaac Barrow

My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her. -Amy Jo Johnson

If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God. -Bob Bartlett

The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief. -Michael Crichton

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. -Swami Vivekananda

I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith. -Ryan Gosling

The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain than for apparent exceptions. -Edward Forbes

The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it's charged with and how much subject matter is there. -Jim Dine

Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night. -Adam Schiff

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. -Abu Bakr

He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith. -Abu Bakr

Do not deceive or be faithless even with your enemy. -Abu Bakr

My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith. -Jim Moran

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. -George Haven Putnam

The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India… has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith. -Saint Ignatius

Well, I've never left my faith – but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God's love and God's forgiveness. -Billy Ray Cyrus

Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people… No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings. -Thomas Becket

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. -Thomas Becket

Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence. -Arthur Compton

It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – 'In the beginning, God.' -Arthur Compton

This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures. -Martin Chemnitz

In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother. -Martin Chemnitz

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. -Richard Linklater

Everyone should have a moment with Ron Howard in their life to give you faith in our industry. -Sally Kirkland

I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God. -Smokey Robinson

Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself. -Irving Babbitt

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

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

When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times. -Lee Greenwood

Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others. -Georg Solti

My faith doesn't go over real well in Hollywood. -Jim Caviezel

While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together. -Bob Menendez

I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability. -Ken Livingstone

I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience. -Joshua Leonard

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. -Ken Hensley

Our first responsibility is to protect the American people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith. -Bill Shuster

And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens. -Christopher Dawson

I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die, and to give you an account of my faith, which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand. -Donald Cargill

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so. -Donald Cargill

American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just. -Ginny Brown-Waite

They're getting more and more experience on what to expect, and the Hellboy audience is such a faithful and fanatic audience as I am, and you have to really be very open about what you do. -Guillermo del Toro

In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached. -John Strachan

I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today. -Matthew Simpson

Taking it in its wider and generic application, I understand faith to be the supplement of sense; or, to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not to us through our senses we gain by faith in others. -Matthew Simpson

We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others. -Matthew Simpson

The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow circle in which these bodies move; the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe, and old as eternity. -Matthew Simpson

If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to we gain through the agency of faith, and what elevation must it give to human character. -Matthew Simpson

If, then, faith widens the connections, it elevates the man. -Matthew Simpson

Religious faith depends on a host of social, psychological and emotional factors that have little or nothing to do with probabilities, evidence and logic. -Michael Shermer

If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government. -George Crook

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men. -Albert Claude

Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions. -Albert Claude

The Leader will be a person with the management skills to coordinate the activities of the Team, and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the objectives of the incoming President. -Richard V. Allen

We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. -William Griffith Wilson

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. -Yo-Yo Ma

I will begin first to search out this right by that magna charta, that great and faithful charter which was made to Abraham, the father of the faithful, in the name of all his seed. -Thomas Goodwin

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve, uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed, and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant. -Thomas Goodwin

You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next. -Richard Russo

Some authors have a very hard time understanding that in order to be faithful to the spirit of the book, it's almost always impossible to remain faithful to the text. You have to make changes. -Richard Russo

What the F.D.I.C. does is to put the full faith and credit of the United States government behind every savings account in the nation, up to a limit that has changed over the years and stands now at $100,000. -Nick Clooney

Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit. -Jerry Costello

Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith. -Jerry Costello

With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world. -Jerry Costello

I have faith in the market when we get the rules right. -Kenneth Lay

I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy, as a faith of the highest order. -Rick Moody

Christine and I haven't raised our children. A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed to helping them become faithful, competent adults. -Clayton M. Christensen

I think if you look at yesterday's New York Times poll, particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress, people put a little more faith, or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress. -John Podesta

I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs. -Patricia Ireland

That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me. -Lynn Abbey

A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead. -James Randi

You see, some non-Catholic friends of mine have questioned the depth of my faith because of the fact that I have a good education. -Robert Vaughn

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths. -Greg Walden

I haven't chosen to make an issue of faith. -Peter Garrett

It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad. -Julie Bowen

Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood, the faith that along with blood we are defending the divine nature of man as a whole. -Alfred Rosenberg

Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service. -John Sergeant Wise

At the time I perceived most religious men, particularly the pastors with all their talk about love, faith and relationship, as effeminate. -Luke Ford

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on. -Alan Watts

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. -Alan Watts

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. -Alan Watts

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. -Alan Watts

I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations. -Cliff Stearns

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. -James L. Buckley

My faith grew strong, and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev. Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter. I was assured, before I sent it, he would not answer it. -Joanna Southcott

Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States. -Paul Weyrich

Many Muslims honor people of other faiths and do not kill. -Paul Weyrich

In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do – not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty. -Rowan Williams

It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity. -Rowan Williams

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners. -Rowan Williams

To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes. -Tony Snow

Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent. -Alejo Carpentier

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. -Derek Jacobi

Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have. -John Tesh

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music, and certainly no decent choral repertoire, without the Catholic faith. -Richard Morris

Yes, obviously, there's this degree of wanting people to accept other people faiths and philosophies. -Ridley Scott

Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists. -Timothy Radcliffe

I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims. -Timothy Radcliffe

All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence. -Timothy Radcliffe

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all. -Timothy Radcliffe

I think the Moslem faith teaches hate. -Jerry Falwell

Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough. -Donna Brazile

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. -Judy Collins

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy. -Godfried Danneels

There is a very well-defined procedure that allows the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith. It is not always easy to make this determination. -Godfried Danneels

Until as recently as November of 1966, I had complete faith in the Warren Report. Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance, since I had never read it. -Jim Garrison

One says also, it is one of the most faithful men in Hollywood, and makes again more interesting it equal. -Michelle Hunziker

We got on his label, and the Bizarre organization is just going up and up. So we have faith. -Alice Cooper

The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism. -Francis Parker Yockey

Exhort all your household often that all those who serve you shall know to serve God and you, faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure in all things that are not against God. -Robert Grosseteste

Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable. -Robert Grosseteste

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners. -Robert Grosseteste

I've always had great faith in people. -Wayne Newton

I've always had great faith in the Man Upstairs. -Wayne Newton

Once you're successful with a certain kind of music, it's hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful. -Roberta Flack

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants. -Adam Clarke

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. -Adam Clarke

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy Spirit into the minds of faithful men, called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament; and Evangelists and Apostles in the New. -Adam Clarke

I accept people for who they are and love them. That doesn't mean I have to agree or that I have to turn my back on the tenets of my faith and reject the tenets of my faith when it comes to homosexuality. -Ed Gillespie

When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith. -Ernest Holmes

I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith. -Lynn Swann

It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death. -Jacqueline Cochran

I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family. -Jesse Helms

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

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. -Clara Barton

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people. -Jim Wallis

I think it's a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing. -Jim Wallis

I'm often asked what I think about the faith of the President George W. Bush. I think it is sincere. I think it's very real. I think it's deeply held. -Jim Wallis

So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?' -Jim Wallis

If solace is any sort of succor to someone, that is sufficient. I believe in the faith of people, whatever faith they may have. -Studs Terkel

To imply that religious believers have no right to engage moral questions in the public square or at the ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith. -Maggie Gallagher

For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual: It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church. -Maggie Gallagher

Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it. -Robin Wright

While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear? -Julia Ward Howe

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives. -Thomas S. Monson

Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith. -Thomas S. Monson

I wasn't with Joseph, but I believe him. My faith did not come to me through science, and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it. -Thomas S. Monson

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. -Thomas S. Monson

To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic. -Walter Kaufmann

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way. -William P. Leahy

We are the meeting place, an entity that's trying to connect faith and culture. -William P. Leahy

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Wal-Mart doesn't really care about your faith. Wal-Mart cares if you have money to spend, and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make. -Richard Roeper

My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind of Joseph Campbell thing, and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters. -David Knopfler

Denzel's quality, I think, is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do. -Derek Luke

Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving. -George Henry Lewes

It was all a back-handed blessing, and my friends were the ones who kept the faith, read my work, and urged me to submit it to publishers (by sending it out for me – they would not hear no for an answer. -Leslie Banks

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality. -Phillip E. Johnson

More recently, as faith gave way to materialism, anti-Semitism assumed a secular mode, harnessing itself to the dominant ideologies of both the Left and the Right. -Jack Schwartz

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social Security and Medicare to provide for old age. They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance. -Ron Chernow

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets, because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth much less money than it was before. -Ron Chernow

Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. -Frances Wright

I have never lost my faith in God. -Maureen O'Hara

There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up, that you have no concrete proof of. -Wentworth Miller

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe in God through my studies in science, it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed faith and science as enemies. -John Clayton

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? -John Clayton

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control. -Javier Bardem

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

As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises. -David Wilkerson

From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry. -David Wilkerson

Our ministry is supported entirely by faith, through the missions gifts of readers who receive my messages every three weeks. We seldom mention money, and we never burden supporters. -David Wilkerson

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. -Eleanor Clift

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. -Orson Pratt

Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989. -Carlos Alvarez

All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief. -Jeff Miller

The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience. -Jeff Miller

I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity. -John Hawley

In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem. -John Doolittle

Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realise – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality. -Lester B. Pearson

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. -Ryan White

You need to develop, somehow, a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself, because there's a lot of rejection throughout an actor's life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else. -Stephen Collins

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

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

Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God. -William Ames

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

I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. -Kathe Kollwitz

And I communed with many different faiths and even when I wanted to be rebellious I never did not believe in Him. I never believed the people who said God was destructive or punishing. -Alfre Woodard

It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country. -Daniel Berrigan

In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions which the individual can never trace back to their origins, and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief. -Georg Simmel

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. -Gustave Moreau

And, since the model he faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture, since the picture is going to be there on its own, it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model. -Lucian Freud

Since the model he so faithfully copies is not going to be hung up next to the picture… it is of no interest whether it is an accurate copy of the model. -Lucian Freud

God does say He will graciously entertain our prayers. He says that if we exercise faith, and if our request is in accordance with His will, He will hear us. -Walter Martin

However, the Bible is called the Word of God because the whole transcript is an inspired, faithful, and infallible record of what God determined essential for us to know about Himself, the cosmos in which we live, our spiritual allies and adversaries, and our fellow man. -Walter Martin

For years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking. But not in the American Communists. -Elia Kazan

My faith is very private to me. It plays an important part in my life, but I do not try and throw my beliefs at others. I have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs, but have a deep concern that religion and faith are currently a long way apart from each other. -Rick Wakeman

I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do. -Bruce Catton

Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith? -Caleb Cushing

And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord. -Emanuel Swedenborg

In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions. -Emanuel Swedenborg

But it is only through constant, faithful endeavor by the girl herself that the goal eventually is reached. -Florenz Ziegfeld

If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power. -Imre Lakatos

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. -John Woolman

Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church. -Karl Lehmann

The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith. -Karl Lehmann

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success. -Martin Van Buren

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. -Martin Van Buren

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations. -Martin Van Buren

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature. -William Bartram

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why. -Dinah Maria Mulock

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success. -Edward Dowden

I would never have gone anywhere if it hadn't been for Mother's faith and support. -Patsy Cline

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come. -Lawrence Welk

Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too. -Kirstie Alley

I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man. -Henry Fonda

Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice. -Franz Liszt

I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment… rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood. -Franz Liszt

As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws. -David Brainerd

Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. -David Brainerd

We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can. -David Brainerd

I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers. -Dorothy Day

It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills, than it is to keep a strong, hearty, living faith in each individual around us – to see Christ in him. -Dorothy Day

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling. -Dorothy Day

For my future I have no concern, and as a true philosopher, I never would have any, for I know not what it may be: as a Christian, on the other hand, faith must believe without discussion, and the stronger it is, the more it keeps silent. -Giacomo Casanova

I have the utmost respect for the different faiths professed by my fellow men. -Leverett Saltonstall

I personally have always found the Unitarian faith a source of comfort and help in my daily life. -Leverett Saltonstall

And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth. -Owen Glendower

All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly, and is unfaithfulness to our masters. -Jupiter Hammon

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful. -Jupiter Hammon

It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers. -Jupiter Hammon

We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business. -Jupiter Hammon

Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master. -Walter Rauschenbusch

We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show. -Carroll O'Connor

I don't worry about being in a hurry any more, because my faith in God will always deliver me on time. -Martha Reeves

I have faith in the justice system, and what will happen will happen. I'm just trying to do the right thing. -Tracey Gold

If all Church power vests in the clergy, then the people are practically bound to passive obedience in all matters of faith and practice; for all right of private judgment is then denied. -Charles Hodge

Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence, would then the faith be dead? -Clifford D. Simak

What do you mean by faith? Is faith enough for Man? Should he be satisfied with faith alone? Is there no way of finding out the truth? Is the attitude of faith, of believing in something for which there can be no more than philosophic proof, the true mark of a Christian? -Clifford D. Simak

It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, so we don't need protections against it. -James Bovard

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences. -Whittaker Chambers

At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it. -Whittaker Chambers

At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another. -Whittaker Chambers

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies. -Whittaker Chambers

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time – Communism and Freedom – came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men. -Whittaker Chambers

I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me. -Susan Smith

I have put my faith in the Lord, and I really believe He's taking care of them. They're too beautiful and precious that He's not going to let anything happen to them. -Susan Smith

It is the faithfulness of God that allows epistemology to model ontology. -John Polkinghorne

There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults. -Emily Greene Balch

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

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist. -Juan Goytisolo

In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. -Juan Goytisolo

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. -Elihu Root

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

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

There is no Latter day Saint who dies after having lived a faithful life who will lose anything because of having failed to do certain things when opportunities were not furnished him or her. -Lorenzo Snow

A lot has happened since Dr. King left us. He probably wouldn't recognize the landscape if he saw it, but I still believe he would still have the same spiritual faith and also faith in us as people – not only people in our nation, but people in the world. -Morris Dees

I have great faith in the intelligence of the American viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four. -Jim Lehrer

My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question. -David Ogden Stiers

I have a lot of faith in people. -John Lithgow

I have tremendous faith in theuniverse. I feel at home on this planet. Even though it's a very big world out there, I plan on walking right through the middle of it unharmed. -Marion Ross

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. -Polly Toynbee

But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith. -Polly Toynbee

It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline. -Kamisese Mara

A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned. -Xun Kuang

There are so many people that don't believe in themselves and don't have faith. -Lenny Kravitz

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith. -Herbert Croly

The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights. -Herbert Croly

The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity. -Claudio Hummes

The Church doesn't censor. It tries to guide its faithful through catechism. -Claudio Hummes

I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first. -Thomas More

Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man? -Oriana Fallaci

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith. -Denzel Washington

Have faith in your own thoughts. -Brooke Shields

Great dislike to the Bible was shown by those who conversed with me about it, and several have remarked to me, at different times, that if it were not for that book, Catholics would never be led to renounce their own faith. -Maria Monk

I mean, in general, the danger is from Oriental faiths and Islam. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

More than 48 million men and women have served America well and faithfully in military uniform. -Steve Buyer

Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too. -Jerry B. Jenkins

Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade. -Steve Buyer

Priests, she insisted, could not sin. It was a thing impossible. Everything that they did, and wished, was of course right. She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take, and be faithful to them. -Maria Monk

We'll limit in all ways the work of religious faiths which are foreign to us. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

We're telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story. -Bradley Whitford

For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith. -Felix Adler

Um, I have an enormous faith in God. I have an enormous support system that also has that same belief. -Katey Sagal

But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith. -Joseph Jarman

I was proud to witness American Jewish organizations found the Save Darfur Coalition in June 2004 to mobilize a coordinated interfaith response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster. -Jan Schakowsky

I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed. -Dave Reichert

There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here. -Daniel Libeskind

I'm not Candide, nor Dr Pangloss, but we know that faith moves mountains. -Daniel Libeskind

No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part. -Tony Visconti

In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools. -Mark Foley

We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter. -Boris Kodjoe

Let's say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride. -Boris Kodjoe

I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me. -Boris Kodjoe

Downtown, one has less time. But there are in Europe much people who have the faith, in South America, too. -Yannick Noah

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. -Tom Lantos

I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom. -Robert Walpole

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. -Linda Vester

If you need to put your money in a safe and secure place and you want it to earn interest, Treasury bonds are safer than putting it in any bank as a deposit or putting it anywhere else, because they are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. -Jim Cooper

The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower. -Abu Bakar Bashir

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. -Abu Bakar Bashir

I can't really put it in one sentence because although on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about, I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures in whom I suppose people have faith. -Garth Ennis

I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years, thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long, she has severe osteoporosis. -Mary Ann Mobley

We realize that Judaism as a faith can survive only in an atmosphere of general faith. -Louis Finkelstein

When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me. -Immanuel Velikovsky

My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches of the subject destroyed, as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend, Aaron Director. -George Stigler

If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that. -George Carey

I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part. -George Carey

I think what has happened, actually, is that September 11 has given a spur, a renewed urgency, to dialogue between the great faiths. -George Carey

It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back. -Quentin Tarantino

It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt, to get to the point of having nothing, for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting with this for? Until then, I hadn't claimed my faith as my own; I had just grown up with it. -Scott Stapp

I'm still going to make mistakes, but I don't have any problems with publicly professing my faith now. It just took me a long time to get to the right place in my relationship with Christ. -Scott Stapp

Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel. -William Gurnall

Never was a faithful prayer lost. Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but then they return with their richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer. -William Gurnall

Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith, is a mystery. -William Gurnall

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers. -Armistead Maupin

We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished. -Eamon de Valera

I hold that religion and faith are two different things. -Pat Buckley

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them. -Marie de France

Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues. -Ajay Devgan

Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

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

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

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith. -Michael Polanyi

I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith. -Stacie Orrico

Scriptures and creeds may come to seem incredible, but faith will still go dancing on. -Sydney Carter

Being faithful in that which is another man's qualifies us to receive our own. -Edwin Louis Cole

Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness. -Edwin Louis Cole

Have faith in God; God has faith in you. -Edwin Louis Cole

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief. -Edwin Louis Cole

Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God. -Edwin Louis Cole

I'm not faithful to one particular medium, and it's what I try to teach to people who work with me. -Fay Godwin

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. -James Cameron

I have great faith in the jury system. -Judge Mills Lane

Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church. -Martin Sheen

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one Nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer. -Nick Rahall

I believe that the Framers of the Constitution made their intent clear when they wrote the First Amendment. I believe they wanted to keep the new government from endorsing one religion over another, not erase the public consciousness or common faith. -Nick Rahall

And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset. -Pat Robertson

What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves. -Paul Wellstone

I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated by the British Government; I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed. -Christopher Gadsden

Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being. -Nicolas Malebranche

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings. -Nicolas Malebranche

Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully. -Pierre Loti

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry. -Richard Dawkins

I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience. -Tim McGraw

I am not here to parade my religious sentiments, but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization. -Wilfrid Laurier

Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith. -William Peter Blatty

It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be. -Brigitte Bardot

Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own. -Peter Jennings

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist. -Peter Jennings

I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence. -Adam Rickitt

The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature. -Goldwin Smith

All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene. -Meryl Streep

When did we begin to lose faith in our ability to effect change? -Wynton Marsalis

A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it. -Phil Donahue

I never search for a reason why – I have faith in the Lord's purpose. -Willie Stargell

I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along. -Bruce Springsteen

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. -Martha Gellhorn

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me. -Paul Tsongas

The Pledge of Allegiance reflects the truth that faith in God has played a significant role in America since the days of the founding of our country. -Randy Neugebauer

Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied. -John L. Lewis

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts. -Alcee Hastings

The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The most that one of Jewish faith can do – and some have gladly done it – is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post. -Nicholas Culpeper

It has worked great good in other communities in the state where it has been honestly and faithfully tried, and I feel confident it will do the same in Pitt, if we faithfully administer the law, and that it will bring gladness and joy into the homes of the people. -Thomas Jordan Jarvis

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. -Barack Obama

You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt. -Barack Obama

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct. -Paula Abdul

Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer. -Julie London

Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith. -Garth Brooks

If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A man is only as faithful as his options. -Chris Rock

As an actor, you usually live your life with faith. -Molly Parker

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead. -John Greenleaf Whittier

My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence. -Samuel Rutherford

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. -Oliver Cromwell

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. -E. B. White

Fear clogs; faith liberates. -Elbert Hubbard

The principle part of faith is patience. -George MacDonald

Bring the army of the faithful through. -George Meredith

First, I prepare. Then I have faith. -Joe Namath

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. -Miguel de Unamuno

But every act in consequence of our faith, strengthens faith. -Anna Letitia Barbauld

The enemies of the Christian religion and the Law of God confuse law with faith. -Randall Terry

Bush's faith in the rightness of his strategy in the broader war is deep-seated. It is a product of faith. -Rich Lowry

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. -Zig Ziglar

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith. -Heinrich Heine

The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding. -Douglas MacArthur

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. -Paul Tillich

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed. -Bruce Springsteen

It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman. -Federico Fellini

Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist. -Marquis de Sade

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. -Samuel Butler

'Let God be true but every man a liar' is the language of true faith. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it. -Thomas a Kempis

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. -Vincent Van Gogh

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. -Henry David Thoreau

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. -Erich Fromm

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death. -Elbert Hubbard

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge. -Adolf Hitler

I have learned to have more faith in the scientist than he does in himself. -David Sarnoff

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. -Alexis de Tocqueville

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs. -Miguel de Unamuno

If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. -Alexander Smith

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. -Louisa May Alcott

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. -Dalai Lama

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests. -Niccolo Machiavelli

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic. -Kingsley Amis

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was always in the right. -Abraham Cowley

It is not reason which makes faith hard, but life. -Jean Ingelow

Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats. -Sextus Propertius

That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. -Dan Brown

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess. -John W. Gardner

If you cast your bread upon the water and you have faith, you'll get back cash. If you don't have faith, you'll get soggy bread. -Don King

The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak. -Augustus Hare

Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don't let anyone take it away from you, ever. -Holly Marie Combs

A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature. -Murray Kempton

If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything. -Claude McKay

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. -Elie Wiesel

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God. -Sean Connery

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge. -Matthew Arnold

Let those who, still in their youth, have preserved their faith and fullness of hope, keep looking up. -George A. Smith

Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful. -Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. -Dorothy Thompson

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. -Mary McLeod Bethune

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it. -Stanley Baldwin

Treat the other man's faith gently: it is all he has to believe with. -Henry S. Haskins

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death. -Peter Conrad

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression. -E. W. Howe

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. -Andrea Dworkin

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself. -Martin Luther

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith. -Anton Chekhov

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. -Clarence Darrow

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record. -Andre Maurois

Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove. -William Inge

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. -Freya Stark

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. -John Wooden

I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy. -Yves Saint Laurent

The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies. -Oliver Cromwell

All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena. -William Inge

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. -Anton Chekhov

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

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back. -Thomas a Kempis

Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind. -Mason Cooley

Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits. -Mason Cooley

Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it. -Mason Cooley

'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version of 'Stay in your ghetto.' -Mason Cooley

I was wrong to vote for this war. Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever. And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment. -John Edwards

I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith. -Brian Littrell

I have deep respect for people's individual faith, but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state, or the machinery of hate, I find it very confronting. -Andrew Denton

Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals. -Andrew Denton

Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It's just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it's also an affirmation of faith in their country. -Simon Hoggart

President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people's faith in the presidency and in government. -Mark Udall

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone. -Guru Nanak

All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. -Frances Wright

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty. -Mason Cooley

When you have put all your faith in man and continue to be disappointed, don't you hope there is something out of there that is not of human element? -Natalie Cole

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure. -Andrew Vachss

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. -Eric Hoffer

What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth. -Samuel Butler

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life. -Abraham Cahan

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains. -Eric Hoffer

When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I have no mystic faith in the people. I have in the individual. -E. M. Forster

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel. -Ovid

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The faith that stands on authority is not faith. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested. -Elizabeth I

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. -Gustave Flaubert

The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification. -Thomas Huxley

Take away hatred from some people, and you have men without faith. -Eric Hoffer

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue. -Jim Wallis

Is a faith without action a sincere faith? -Jean Racine

You just have to have a simple faith. -Jimmy Carter

Irreligion – the principal one of the great faiths of the world. -Ambrose Bierce

These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution. -Johan Huizinga

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? -Martin Luther

Ecclesiasticism in science is only unfaithfulness to truth. -Thomas Huxley

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure. -Michael Malone

Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age. -Frank Pittman

I believe that religious faith schools are highly dubious. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

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

We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. -Blaise Pascal

Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith. -Gore Vidal

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. -Ronald Reagan

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. -Adlai Stevenson I

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists. -William Jennings Bryan

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves. -William Graham Sumner

Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. -Cyril Connolly

The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future. -Jackie Kennedy

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin. -Thomas Huxley

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner. -Vince Lombardi

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. -Henry Miller

My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values. -Marian Wright Edelman

For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike. -Hesiod

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses. -James Baldwin

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. -Hermann Hesse

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. -Mahatma Gandhi

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith. -Gordon B. Hinckley

When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith. -Junius

We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once. -Peter Akinola

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

Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow. -Romain Rolland

Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation. -Angelina Grimke

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. -Wentworth Miller

I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too. -Christopher Meloni

I had very supportive parents that made the way for me, even at a time when there were very few women – no women, really; maybe two or three women – and very few, fewer than that, African-American women heading in this direction, so there were very few people to look up to. You just had to have faith. -Leah Ward Sears

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. -Gordon Brown

Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice – that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot – the content of character, not the color of skin. -Glenn Beck

The battleground has been moderates of all faith traditions in all the countries of the world against the radicals of all faith traditions in all parts of the world. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

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

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

Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in government if there are two Americas, in which the private sector's work subsidizes the disproportionate benefits of this new public sector elite. -Mortimer Zuckerman

My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. -Barack Obama

The great thing is that whether we have faith or not, we are by and large very tolerant of people, whatever their particular view. -Ed Miliband

It's really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I'm not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it's important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that. -Ed Miliband

I have faith in my imperfections! -Dana Delany

We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments. -Theodore C. Sorensen

Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington. -John Boehner

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. -Elizabeth Edwards

I wrap my heart in yours, placing divulged faith in the whole of your being, wistfully awaiting the trumpet you return. -Isabel Yosito

My gut feeling about sequels is that they should be premeditated: You should try to write a trilogy first or at least sketch out a trilogy if you have any faith in your film. -Vin Diesel

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy. -Mitch Daniels

As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as 'one of the faithful,' one of those people who can say, 'Well, look, something's going to happen! Let's just keep trying. Let's not give up. -Tom Hanks

During my first term in Congress, I signed a pledge that I will take no more earmarks and I've been faithful to that pledge. -Michele Bachmann

I've always thought that as long as directors and casting directors don't see me as just Harry Potter, I'll be OK. People have shown a lot of faith in me, and I owe them a huge debt. They're letting me prove that I'm serious about this. -Daniel Radcliffe

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. -T. S. Eliot

I have always been the kid who's asked 'Why?' In my faith, you're just supposed to have faith. But I was always like 'why?' -Katy Perry

When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially – to put it mildly. -Michael Arad

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. -Steve Jobs

It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people. -Steve Jobs

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. -Steve Jobs

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. -Steve Jobs

Christianity has always embraced both reason and faith. -Dinesh D'Souza

What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life. -Rick Perry

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. -Tony Dungy

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy. -Christopher Hitchens

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. -Tyler Perry

I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines. -Edward Norton

Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong. -Ricky Martin

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. -Tim Tebow

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people. -Mitt Romney

My daddy, Rev. A. D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior – we are a family of faith, hope and love. -Alveda King

We're reclaiming America and restoring honor. I believe we do that with faith, with hope, with charity, and honoring our brothers and our sisters as we honor each other. -Alveda King

I never did drugs and I can't really drink because I have zero tolerance for alcohol, so my vice became women. I was never faithful to most of them. -Scott Baio

God has been faithful time and again to surround me with people that sharpen me and that make me better. -TobyMac

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. -John D. Rockefeller

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he's also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building's fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. -Suzanne Collins

I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary. -Edward Burns

I think there's nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith – any religion. -Elizabeth Vargas

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. -Eric Liu

'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith; it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for. -Eric Liu

I'd be lying if I said I had confidence in every choice I've made, that I have faith in every film I do on every shot. -Ethan Hawke

Are you gonna fuel your faith or fuel your fear? I'm all about fueling my faith, especially when it's hard to do so. -Carrie-Anne Moss

The solid, middle-class values of hard work, responsibility, family, community, and faith my father talked about tirelessly from Iowa to New York, he lived at home. The hopes he had for his family and for me, he had for all Americans. I think Americans understood this. -Chelsea Clinton

I don't think it's any coincidence that I lost my religious faith and 'manned up' in the same year. I was described somewhere as a lapsed Catholic, which is funny because I'm not going back! I want to achieve things rather than live life in an animalistic way. -Jimmy Carr

I still have a belief and a faith that some great things are still going to happen in my career. If I didn't believe that, it makes no sense for me to be out there, and on top of that, I know this is a period of time that God wants me to persevere through. -Michael Chang

Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith. -Samantha Morton

What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith – something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time. -Barack Obama

People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. -Thomas Kinkade

I have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift. -Allyson Felix

My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him. -Allyson Felix

In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out. -Tom Hiddleston

I put a lot of faith in dreams. I know that big movie roles and opportunities are going to happen. -Krista Allen

After 'Four Feathers,' I quit then because I just lost faith. I didn't like how the business was. -Wes Bentley

My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths. -Rima Fakih

You have got to believe in yourself every time you go out there and race. If you have no faith in your ability all that training has been a waste of time. -Maurice Greene

My faith experience, well, as you can imagine, you need a lot of faith to raise five boys. -Ann Romney

Competition got me off the farm and trained me to seek out challenges and to endure setbacks; and in combination with my faith, it sustains me now in my fight with Alzheimer's disease. -Pat Summitt

I don't have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it. -Robin Gibb

President Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It's about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who's next? -Michelle Malkin

You have to stay faithful to what you're working on. -Stephen King

I want people to just to see, all you got to do is have a little faith. -Fantasia Barrino

Have a little faith. Don't give up. -Fantasia Barrino

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. -Selma Blair

I had faith in the concept and the theory that all Americans are endowed with the right to a fair trial and I would be fairly judged and fairly tried. -Wesley Snipes

From those to whom much is given, much is expected. I have been given much – the love of my family, the faith and trust of the people of New York, and the chance to lead this state. I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me. -Eliot Spitzer

I was brought up the Mexican way, where actors are paid very little and every part you take is an act of faith. If people respect that, then great. -Gael Garcia Bernal

I had lost faith in biography. -A. N. Wilson

I haven't been faithful to my wife. Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible. -David Boreanaz

For the progressive left, social activism grounded in faith and theology crested in the 1960s. -Mike McCurry

When I worked at the White House in the mid-1990s, I would not have dreamed of sharing my beliefs on faith with my colleagues. -Mike McCurry

In Barack Obama, Democrats have put forth a man of strong religious faith who is comfortable connecting his spiritual life to his public role as a policymaker. -Mike McCurry

I have faith in faith. God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him? -Valerie Bertinelli

I lost my faith in God when I lost my daughter to Cancer, the beast. I begged, I cried, I offered my life for hers, and day by day, I watched that beautiful little Angel slip off. So, excuse me for not taking my seat next to you on Sunday in Church, I feel too cheated to worship. -Vince Neil

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. -A. N. Wilson

These past years, as we have been recovering and given our city a rebirth, we have been encouraged by our faith, knowledge, and steadfast belief that we will pull through. There will be challenges and setbacks, as there have already been, but we will continue, and we the citizens of New Orleans will prevail in bringing our city back. -Cedric Richmond

No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life. -Mitt Romney

It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with. -Mitt Romney

Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ. -Mitt Romney

Look, I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. -Ted Cruz

People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview. -Mitt Romney

Men and women of every faith and good people with none at all sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life. -Mitt Romney

It's OK to be outspoken about your faith. -Tim Tebow

It feels great to win and I can't be more thankful to the Lord for walking me through every step. God was and is so faithful every time. -Webb Simpson

My faith is a very important part of my life. I do not feel that I have become president of this country by accident, but that I have been chosen because nobody can accuse me of favouring the Albanian Muslims or the Orthodox. -Boris Trajkovski

I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism. -Ted Cruz

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. -Ted Cruz

I'll tell you, in my life I've never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values – faith, family, hard work, responsibility. -Ted Cruz

Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith. -Sheila Jackson Lee

Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard. -Luis Fortuno

I still have great faith in what is good and right in all of us. -Marvin Hamlisch

If faith is your motivation, share that. -Tim Kaine

When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It's perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they'll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion. -A. N. Wilson

It is something that is called MDS. It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. I'm going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it. -Robin Roberts

I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me. -Rafael Nadal

I guess I have a faith. I have an overriding feeling that all of this can't be for nothing. But then I also fully understand that it might be. -James Corden

The infinite faith I have in people's ability to understand anything that makes sense has always been justified, finally, by their behavior. -Alice Walker

If you have no faith, you've lost your battle. -Bill Cosby

I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future. -Billy Graham

My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium. -Dalai Lama

The president of the United States, on Inauguration Day, takes an oath to faithfully execute the laws. Those are the laws that are passed by Congress. -Jim Sensenbrenner

People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they're not all growing in their faith, they're not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior. -Joel Osteen

Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith. -Joel Osteen

I still have all the faith and love for my music and yet I'm still playing places for kids. -Juliana Hatfield

At least the fundamentalists haven't tried to dilute their message. Their faith is exposed for what it is for all to see. -Richard Dawkins

If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists. -Richard Dawkins

A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love. -Robert H. Schuller

And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives. -Mitt Romney

The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities, large and small. -Mitt Romney

The only people that ever stand up and tell the truth are who? Intelligence officers. Because our culture is, never break faith with the truth. We'll tell you, you don't have to drag it out of us. -George Tenet

Sectarian divide has created a schism in our society that is a major challenge. As monarch of all Bahrainis, it pains me to see many harmed by the actions of a few. And yet I am optimistic and have faith in our people. We all realize that now is the time to strike a balance between stability and gradual reform. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all. -Marco Rubio

You can be a virtuous person without faith in God. -Bill Bennett

I'm just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me. -Charles B. Rangel

I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it. -Elie Wiesel

Politicians are usually the first to forget that if you assume someone else is acting in bad faith, they will do the same to you. Questioning motives poisons the well. -John Sununu

Greece's European neighbors were able step in and bolster the weak foundation on which Greece's free-spending budget was based. It would be difficult for any country, or intergovernmental organization, to rescue an economy the size of the U.S. if investors were ever to lose faith in our bonds because of our enormous debt. -Douglas Wilder

Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going. -Charles Stanley

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God. -Charles Stanley

The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan's attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices. -Charles Stanley

My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace. -Denzel Washington

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths. -Jimmy Carter

When I speak at my local church, which I try to do 35 to 40 times a year, I try in every lesson to take the Old Testament text or New Testament text and apply them to what is happening to me or how that applies to the audience that I'm teaching in a modern, fast-changing, technological world. I use headlines, interfaith and that sort of thing. -Jimmy Carter

I don't think that the total creation took place in six days as we now measure time. If we can confirm, say, the Big Bang theory, that doesn't at all cause me to question my faith that God created the Big Bang. -Jimmy Carter

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect – if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith – it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us. -Jimmy Carter

Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith. -Grover Norquist

There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country. -Bill Kristol

Ann Romney makes all women proud by the way she has conducted her life as a strong woman of faith, as a mother, as a wife and as a true patriot. -Nikki Haley

God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God's children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God. -Desmond Tutu

But I don't necessarily define my faith by going to church every Sunday. -Miley Cyrus

When I write, I put one foot in front of the other. It's an act of faith. I just follow my heart. -Terry Tempest Williams

I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities. But now I've done it all and there's a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again. -Cat Stevens

I think that for some people faith is good – they have something to draw to. -Aaron Paul

You know, this idea of going around the world imposing democracy by growing a middle-class, a trading merchant class that is independent of your faith, is a good notion, but we're all partially different – it's no good imposing systems on people that it doesn't suit. -Damian Lewis

I don't accept as an article of faith that lots of short-term stimulus boosts the economy and gets us back on the long-term trajectory. -Glenn Hubbard

That someone like Obama could be elected president of the United States – with its unrivaled power and prestige – has begun to restore the country's and the world's faith in America as the land of opportunity. -Dee Dee Myers

For me, the peculiar qualities of faith are a logical outcome of this level of biological organization. -E. O. Wilson

We may not only find faith in God in our sorrow. We may also become faithful to Him in times of calm. -Thomas S. Monson

I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts. -Al Gore

You work on things and you have such faith in them while you're making them that everything feels special – in a way. -Guy Pearce

The more we can do to support and promulgate the intellectual traditions of the Abrahamic faiths – of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – the better armed we will be to fight fundamentalism. -Jon Meacham

Religious belief, like history itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning. For without doubt there is no faith. -Jon Meacham

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