Most popular faith quotes
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.
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.
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
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.
It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.
Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
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.
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.
It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody's out there.
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.
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.
Feed your fears, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.
Difficult days demand decisions of faith.
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
The greatest legacy you can pass on to them [your children and grandchildren] is the legacy of your character and your faith.
Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Faith knows no disappointment.
We must have infinite faith in each other.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
I taught you not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly.
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.
Much knowledge of divine things is lost to us through want of faith.
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."
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."
I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things, I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything.
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.
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.
It's a lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.
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.
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.
Keep asking why. I can't give you an answer, nor can any bishop, nor the Pope, but [God] will console you.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
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.
We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog—the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
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.
If the stars should appear just one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore!
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
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.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell.
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?
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.
Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
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.
I could prove God statistically.
Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with any safety.
Not Truth, but Faith, it is that keeps the world alive.
No faith is our own that we have not arduously won.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Skepticism is the beginning of faith.
We do not pray not to be tempted, but not to be conquered.
There is nothing more perplexing in life than to know at what point you should surrender your intellect to your faith.
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.
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.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
If you are threatened or offended by people disagreeing, challenging or even ridiculing your faith, your faith can't be that strong.
Faith is the virtue of the storm just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine.
Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, "I bet that my Redeemer liveth."
I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.
In religion, faith is a virtue. In science, faith is a vice.
To me faith means not worrying.
Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right, By these we reach divinity.
It is not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not the reason.
Faith is like love; when you want it you can't find it, and you find it when you least expect it.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
Faith is stepping out on nothing and landing on something.
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.
Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
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.
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.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
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.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Faith is not contrary to reason.
Faith is reason grown courageous.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
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 die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.
I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
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.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
It takes vision and courage to create—it takes faith and courage to prove.
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.
Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
Love, hope, fear, faith—these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
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.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them 'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a childlike trust in them.
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.
Only faith is sufficient.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
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.
Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
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.
The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.
Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter,or clothing.
Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.
Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.
Faith is never identical with piety.
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.