Faith quotes and sayings
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
The Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine, is in northwestern India near the Pakistani border, and it is a delightful place to contemplate the draw of faith.
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
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision.
James Lee Burke
'Faith' and 'trust' are words that put the power in the hands of an outside force that we are meant to rely on - whether it is God or a person or the universe. Certainty puts the power back in our hands.
American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.
Choosing an attitude of faith will release peace out of your spirit and into your soul.
Faith is a very intimate process that involves being sincere and truthful to a spiritual presence.
Number one is my faith, number two my family, number three is my friends, and number four, my fans.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
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.
Faith is reason plus revelation, and the revelation part requires one to think with the spirit as well as with the mind. You have to hear the music, not just read the notes on the page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've had a mental illness for nearly half my life, and I can no longer imagine myself without it. It seems less like something that happened to me than like part of who I am; some days, it is the thing about me, but it is always at least a thing about me.
Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family. My parents really stuck to these principles when raising me and my two brothers. As long as we took care of everything, they let us play as much basketball as we wanted.
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.
Christianity contains within itself a germ hostile to the Church.
I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.
A candidate's faith is not the only consideration, but should be a major consideration in electing the president of the United States.
You know that you wouldn't take a baby on a plane without diapers, so when you leave your house, take care of you, like you would a baby. Don't leave your house without packing some healthy things.
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith.
How do I love Tim McGraw? Let me count the ways: I love that he's a country boy with a city sensibility. I love that he refuses to be pegged, and his duet with Nelly proves it. And I really love that he had the brains to marry Faith Hill.
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.
The true face of religion belongs to the re-enchantment of our injured civilization; faith is a way of filling all the spiritual spaces in our damaged world with the vision of a loving God, the God described in the Qur'an as al-Rahman al-Rahim.
Over the years my mother's steadfast faith in God has inspired me, particularly when I had to perform extremely difficult surgical procedures or when I found myself faced with my own medical scare.
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.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things that we do not see.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important, my belief in my country is important, my relationship to my family is important, the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important.
Christian faith is... basically about love and being loved and reconciliation. These things are so important, they're foundational and they can transform individuals, families.
My primary assessment would be because American Christians tend to be incredibly self-indulgent, so they see the church as a place there for them to meet their needs and to express faith in a way that is meaningful for them.
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
The future is as bright as your faith.
Thomas S. Monson
Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will.
The principal part of faith is patience.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.
James E. Faust
I think everybody has ups and downs in their lives. We learn from the biggest disappointments, right? You learn how to be humble to yourself and to be humble to others.
Faith isn't an act of intelligence, it's an act of imagination.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Evolution and creationism both require faith. It's just a matter of where you choose to place that faith.
My faith is super important to me and it is who I am, but I don't ever want my faith to be used to judge me for other decisions that I've made or to have that questioned because that doesn't go over well with me.
I'm fascinated by the business of belief, obviously, because it's so ever present with humanity anyway. And, you know, when you have science, which constantly talks of proofs, you have religion, which constantly talks of beliefs and faith and so on.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Christianity is not about religion. It's about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It's about finding joy and finding home.
Ultimately, when you write from a vantage point of faith, humility, and openness to the world around you, people have to respond because those same truths are instilled in them.
Safeguarding our common home is not only essential to protecting endangered species and preserving old-growth forests, it is also paramount to ending poverty, fighting injustice, and protecting the long-term survival of humankind and of our faith.
He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
I hope I can live up to the faith that has been put in me to do a good job.
Clementa C. Pinckney
Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.
Faith is a kind of sixth sense which works in cases which are without the purview of reason.
I have faith that God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.
When doubt comes against us, we have to lift up the shield of faith. We do this when we open our mouth and say what God's Word says, rather than grumbling and complaining about the problem.
The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don't want to spoil and of it by fretting about the future.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
There's not a single person who loves Nestle Crunch more than I do.
La La Anthony
I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It's a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
What is forgiveness? An emotion? A coping mechanism? An element of deepest faith? A way for the heart and soul to combat the type of hate, anger, rage and a thirst for revenge that could ultimately consume a person? All of those and more?
Ezra Taft Benson
We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.
We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation.
Of all duties, prayer certainly is the sweetest and most easy.
What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him, I believe - as with the Holy Spirit - He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
I've lost my faith in science.
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.
God called us to take His message of love and faith to the whole world.
So much of what comes out of the faith community seems so dour and somber, and we want to say, 'Hey, we're real people. You can be a person of faith and really enjoy life and laugh.'.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I've had a lot of disappointments. I think my biggest disappointment is the failure of elected officials to make good on their promises in regards to the environment or anything else, really. I have very little faith in politicians.
Sin, also for those who don't have faith, exists when one goes against one's conscience. To listen to and obey it means, in fact, to decide in face of what is perceived as good or evil. And on this decision pivots the goodness or malice of our action.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith.
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
I have faith in faith. God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him?
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
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
I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.
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