Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words but to pour them all out, just as it is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Do you know how to digest your food? Do you know how to fill your lungs with air? Do you know how to establish, regulate and direct the metabolism of your body -- the assimilation of foodstuff so that it builds muscles, bones and flesh? No, you don't know how consciously, but there is a wisdom within you that does know.
Non-violence is the article of faith.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian Political, Spiritual Leader
It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.
Thomas Robert Gaines
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese Poet, Novelist
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.
George W. Goethals
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
That's the thing about faith. If you don't have it you can't understand it. And if you do, no explanation is necessary.
Major Kira Nerys
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.
It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe --you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
Lord Byron, British Poet
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish Philosopher, Author
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
William Ellery Channing, American Unitarian Minister, Author
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
James Freeman Clarke 1810-1888, American Minister, Theologian
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.
George Gurdjieff 1873-1949, Russian Adept, Teacher, Writer
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindberg
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
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 1904-1991, British Novelist
Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.