Faith Quotes

Most popular faith quotes

I taught you not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly.
Only faith is sufficient.
Faith knows no disappointment.
To me faith means not worrying.
Faith is not contrary to reason.
I could prove God statistically.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Faith is reason grown courageous.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
Faith is never identical with piety.
Skepticism is the beginning of faith.
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
— Psalm 27:1

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Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
Have faith in God; God has faith in you.

God

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
— Luke 1:37

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Difficult days demand decisions of faith.

adversity

We must have infinite faith in each other.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.

aspiration

Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
— The Bible—James 2:17

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Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.

believe in yourself

Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death.
Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.

knowledge

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

reason

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
No faith is our own that we have not arduously won.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.

reason

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
— Quoted in Guideposts Magazine
Not Truth, but Faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.

doubt

I hold that religion and faith are two different things.

religion

A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.

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Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
Faith is stepping out on nothing and landing on something.
We do not pray not to be tempted, but not to be conquered.

temptation

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.

egotism

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
In religion, faith is a virtue. In science, faith is a vice.
We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.

miracles

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

America

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.

worry

Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.

doubt

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
— Exodus 15:2

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

doubt

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

believe in yourself

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Much knowledge of divine things is lost to us through want of faith.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.

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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

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Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.

reason

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
It takes vision and courage to create—it takes faith and courage to prove.

courage vision

It is not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles.

miracles

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
I love the recklessness of faith.  First you leap, and then you grow wings.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
— Hebrews 11:1

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There lives more faith in honest doubt,
Believe me, than in half the creeds.

creeds doubt

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
— Psalm 62:6

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Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right,
By these we reach divinity.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.

martyr

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

love

One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
Faith is the virtue of the storm just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.

Jesus sin

Feed your fears, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.

fear

It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.

God religious

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.

God

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

prayer

Love, hope, fear, faith—these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter,or clothing.

spiritual

The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

hope

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell.

beliefs

Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.

beliefs

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
It's a lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.

believe in yourself

If the stars should appear just one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore!
Faith is like love; when you want it you can't find it, and you find it when you least expect it.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
— 1 PETER 3:15 KJV

biblical hope

It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody's out there.

atheism

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.

church

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with any safety.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

future worry

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
Keep asking why. I can't give you an answer, nor can any bishop, nor the Pope, but [God] will console you.
Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.

reason

What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all?  It should be, "I bet that my Redeemer liveth."
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog—the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.

doubt

No matter how old we become, we can still call them 'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a childlike trust in them.
Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
There is nothing more perplexing in life than to know at what point you should surrender your intellect to your faith.

intellect

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.
I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things, I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.  That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason.
The greatest legacy you can pass on to them [your children and grandchildren] is the legacy of your character and your faith.

character

Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.

Bible

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.

courage risk-taking

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

Christianity

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.
Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine.
If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, your faith can't be that strong.

disagreement

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.

mystery universe

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.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
— The King James Bible

biblical God

My faith is whatever makes me feel good about being alive. If your religion doesn't make you feel good to be alive, what the hell is the point of it?

religion

Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own.

grace

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.

gratitude

The only faith that wears well and holds its colour in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

God

You can't solve many of today's problems by straight linear thinking. It lakes leaps of faith to sense the connections that are not necessarily obvious.
There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and shallow. Yet it was the schoolboy who said, "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."
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.

hope

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.
The Scripture says, "We walk by faith and not by sight." That means we don't have to see it to believe it. It's just the opposite. If we believe it, then we see it.
Challenge a person's beliefs, and you challenge his dignity, standing, and power. And when those beliefs are based on nothing but faith, they are chronically fragile.

beliefs

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.
Domesticity is no passport to heaven on earth but an arduous vocation—a sea full of hidden rocks and perilous ice shores only to be navigated by one who uses a celestial chart.

marriage religious

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.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.

atheist

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.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
— Bible

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People ask why we spend our time touching a statue when we could be out looking for work. We do it because faith will see us through. We do it because faith endures. We do it because faith is all we have at a time like this.

idolatry

Benedict XVI has insisted on the renewal of faith being a priority and presents faith as a gift that must be passed on, a gift to be offered to others and to be shared as a gratuitous act. It is not a possession, but a mission.
Once man has lost the fundamental orientation which unifies his existence, he breaks down into the multiplicity of his desires; in refusing to await the time of promise, his life-story disintegrates into a myriad of unconnected instants.
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.
It is good enough to talk of God while we are sitting here after a nice breakfast and looking forward to a nicer luncheon, but how am I to talk of God to the millions who have to go without two meals a day? To them God can only appear as bread and butter.

God poverty

Whenever I begin to question whether God exists, I look up to the sky and surely there, right there, between the sun and moon, stands my grandmother, singing a long meter hymn, a song somewhere between a moan and a lullaby and I know faith is the evidence of things unseen.
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
— Bible

biblical Christianity contentment

Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs, or anything else—God is in this person's life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.

God

Faith and prayer are important elements of my belief in God. Faith is my rock, but it is also the way I align my thoughts, my heart, and my actions to realize my goals. Prayer is the way I connect with the energy of God, it is also the way I clarify to myself what I am asking for. Thus, when I enter a challenging and uncertain situation I say, "l'm putting my trust in my faith, Dear Lord, and I am stepping out on Your Word."

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