Faith Quotes

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
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
– Louisa May Alcott
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
– Muhammad Ali
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
Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
– Saint Augustine
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
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
– Francis Beaumont
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Faith, sir, we are here today, and gone tomorrow.
– Aphra Behn
A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
– Tony Benn
Faith is not a thing which one loses, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
– Georges Bernanos
The investigator should have a robust faith - and yet not believe.
– Claude Bernard
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
– Saint Bernard
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.
– Josh Billings
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal.
– Emily Bronte
As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
– Sir Thomas Browne
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
– Sir 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
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
– Robert Burton
Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
– George W. Bush
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
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
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
– Michelangelo
Faith is a higher faculty than reason.
– Henry Christopher Bailey
All is amiss. Love is dying, faith's defying, heart's denying.
– Richard Barnfield
An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties.
– Pope Benedict XVI
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
Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.
– Paul Brunton
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
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
– John Calvin
I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
– Joseph Campbell
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
– Thomas Carlyle
God's got something for me. I have faith it'll be OK.
– Chubby Checker
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
Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.
– Robert Collier
The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
– John Cornyn
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
– Norman Cousins
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 Cone
To me faith means not worrying.
– John Dewey
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
Duty cannot exist without faith.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right.
– John Donne
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
Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
– Jonathan Edwards
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
A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.
– Henry Ellis
Faith is not contrary to reason.
– Sherwood Eddy
Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences.
– Sherwood Eddy
Faith is reason grown courageous.
– Sherwood Eddy
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
Men who accomplish great things in the industrial world are the ones who have faith in the money producing power of ideas.
– Charles Fillmore
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
– E. M. Forster
Why should any man have power over any other man's faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
– George Fox
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
– Benjamin Franklin
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
– Benjamin Franklin
My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
– Aretha Franklin
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
– Christopher Fry
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
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
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
– Mahatma Gandhi
If we want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy we cannot afford to be intolerant. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence is the article of faith.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
– Kahlil Gibran
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
– Kahlil Gibran
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
– Kahlil Gibran
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
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
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
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 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
If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
– George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
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
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
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.
– Eric Hoffer
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
– Victor Hugo
A library implies an act of faith.
– Victor Hugo
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
True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.
– William Ralph Inge
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country, because I have faith in its people.
– Horst Koehler
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
– Louis L'Amour
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
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
Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed.
– Blanche Lincoln
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
– Charles Lindbergh
All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
– David Livingstone
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
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
– Martin Luther
Reason is the enemy of faith.
– Martin Luther