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.
    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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  • 4.
    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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  • 5.
    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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  • 6.
    You can't say you have faith in God w/o having faith in His word. That just doesn't work that way.
    (As I was defining what Christian faith really means.)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    Faith in reason as a prime motor is no longer the criterion of the sound mind, any more than faith in the Bible is the criterion of righteous intention.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1891). The Quintessence of Ibsenism, "The Two Pioneers," The Drama Observed, ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).)
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  • 9.
    Faith is believing what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe.
    (St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. Sermons, 43, 1.)
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  • 10.
    That we have but little faith is not sad, but that we have little faithfulness. By faithfulness faith is earned.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 2, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 167, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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