Saturday, 15 December 2012

Faith

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

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. - Arthur C. Clarke

Always have faith in yourself. It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when youre crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength thats still there, And know that tomorrow is a new day –  with new possibilities. But if you can just hold on long enough to see this through, youll come out a new person – stronger, with more understanding and with a new pride in yourself from knowing you made it. - Kathy Obara

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 

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

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say. - Unknown

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. - Gregory Peck

Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. - Walt Disney

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. - Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits. - Blaise Pascal

Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish. - Bruce Lee

Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there. - Cullen Hightower

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculation. - Joseph Addison

Faith is like a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. - Scandinavian Proverb 

Faith is knowing the Sun will shine tomorrow morning, although it may be obscured by clouds. Faith is knowing in the midst of drought that eventually it will rain. Faith is knowing that a seed planted will reproduce after its own kind. Occasionally such faith is misplaced, yet we continue to believe the next time it will be justified. - Irene McDermott

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations. - Elton Trueblood

Faith is one of the forces by which men live; and the total absence of it means collapse. - William James

Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness. - Unknown

Faith is seeing the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. - Unknown

Faith is taking the first step even when you don
t see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins

Faith is the key to unlock the door of success of every human being. Or it is the lock that imprisons and keeps that human being from ever experiencing success … As a positive power, faith is the promise of the realization of things hoped for and unseen. As a negative power, it is the premonition of our deepest fears and unseen darkness. There is no such thing as the absence of or lack of faith. There is simply the replacement of faith, with its opposite belief – despair. - Denis Waitley

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. -  Hebrews

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

Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man's mind can conceive and believe. - Bruce Lee

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

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

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement. - Thomas N. Carruther

Faith will push you on when you see no light at the end of the tunnel. It buys you time until the light appears. - Unknown

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death. - Unknown

Have faith. What is meant to be will always find it’s way. - Unknown

He who enters the sphere of faith enters into the sanctuary of life. - Paul Tillich

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges. - Muhammad Ali

People always demand respect for their faith. You’ve noticed this happening. Why should I respect someone who makes enormous claims on no evidence, and when confronted with that fact, says, “Well, I don’t need any evidence, I’ve got faith’. I think that extraordinary claims, such as that they know, not just that there is a god, but that they know his mind, they know his instructions, they’ve had revealed truth from him: a claim like that demands extraordinary evidence. Instead of which, they say, ‘No, how about no evidence at all, and just take me on faith?’ Why am I supposed to respect that? I don’t respect it. I suspect it. - Unknown

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The future always holds something for the man who keeps his faith in it. H. L. Holli

The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. - Amy Gatliff

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

The more knowledge you have, the less faith you need. - Unknown

The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith. - Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

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

We think of faith as a source of comfort and understanding but find our expression of faith sowing division; we believe ourselves to be a tolerant people even as racial, religious, and cultural tensions roil the landscape. And instead of resolving these tensions or mediating these conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them, and drives us further apart. - Barack Obama 

Where faith is, there is courage, there is fortitude, there is steadfastness and strength. . . . Faith bestows that sublime courage that rises superior to the troubles and disappointments of life, that acknowledges no defeat except as a step to victory; that is strong to endure, patient to wait, and energetic to struggle. . . . Light up, then, the lamp of faith in your heart. . . . It will lead you safely through the mists of doubt and the black darkness of despair; along the narrow, thorny ways of sickness and sorrow, and over the treacherous places of temptation and uncertainty. - James Allen

Without faith, a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible. - Sir William Osler

You either have faith that a God exists, or you ‘know’. You can’t know and have faith, or have faith and know, you know? - Michael Sherlock

2 comments:

Linda Jackson said...

Thank you.

Netizen101 said...

Hi Linda,

You are most welcomed!

Cheers,
Vincent