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Quotations About / On: FAITH

  • 1.
    Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. "The Will to Believe," New World (June 1896).)
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  • 2.
    Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. The priest Jehoiada, in Athaliah, act 1, sc. 1 (1691).)
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  • 3.
    The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.
    (Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), British divine, philosopher. "The Agreement of Reason and Religion," Essay V, p. 21, Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion, photo-reproduction edition, Johnson Reprint Corp., New York (1970). Statement of the relation of faith and reason of the Latitudinarians.)
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  • 4.
    Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith—faith and freedom.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, October 2, 1856, to Léon Laurent-Pichat (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
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  • 5.
    For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 372.)
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  • 6.
    The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Over-Soul," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 7.
    Contentment is the beauty of faith.
    (To my students)
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  • 8.
    Both faith and cynicism make judgment too easy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 9.
    Faith prefers the absurd to the plausible.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 10.
    Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 13 (1973).)
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