Is faith resolute? Is faith taking a leap? Is faith dead? What is hope but faith churning? To me, I have never truly been able to get a good handle on what all faith means to me. But I know these thoughtful quotes I have assembled have helped me to get closer to understanding faith. I hope you enjoy pondering them and that they are helpful to you too.

Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith.

--Franz Kafka

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.

--Mitch Albom

We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.

--Martin Luther

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

--Amy Gatliff

The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.

--William Harwood

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.

--James Joyce

Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live.

--Joseph Wirthlin

Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.

--Pope John Paul II

Do not ask directions from the people around you. Ask directions from the person who called you.

--Bo Sanchez

The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God.

--Charles H. Spurgeon

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

--Arthur C. Clarke

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

--Rick Warren

Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.

--Miguel de Unamuno

We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.

--Corrie ten Boom

Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.

--Thomas Merton

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.

--Dan Brown

It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.

--Timothy Keller

The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.

--Oswald Chambers

If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

--Joel Osteen

Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.

--Stanislaw Lem

Everyone would like to have stronger faith. By themselves, the scriptures may not strengthen your faith, but being faithful to what they teach, does. In other words, faith cannot be separated from faithfulness.

--John Bytheway

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

--C. S. Lewis

Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.

--Pittacus Lore

Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.

--Paul Tillich

He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.

--Isaac Newton

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

--Paulo Coelho

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

--James M. Barrie

Longer Version:

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. J.M.

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.

--Beatrix Potter

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.


I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.

--Immanuel Kant

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.

--Elbert Hubbard

What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith.

--Augustine of Hippo

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.

--Corrie ten Boom

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

--Max Lucado

Your soul must hold fast to Him, you must follow after Him in your thoughts, you must tread His ways by faith, not in outward show.

--Saint Ambrose

Disillusion comes only to the illusioned. One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in.

--Dorothy Thompson

To be lost in spiritlessness is the most terrible thing of all.

--Søren Kierkegaard

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.

--Brené Brown

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.

--Swami Vivekananda

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

--Mother Teresa

The deep roots never doubt spring will come.

--Marty Rubin

Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.

--Paulo Coelho

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.

--Norman Vincent Peale

Work without love is slavery.

--Mother Teresa

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.

--Charles H. Spurgeon

Man is what he believes.

--Anton Chekhov

You have as much laughter as you have faith.

--Martin Luther

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

--Unknown Author

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


Faith is a passionate intuition.

--William Wordsworth

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

--William Hazlitt

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

--Thomas Aquinas

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

--Soren Kierkegaard

It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.

--Soren Kierkegaard

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

--Saint Augustine

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

--Saint Augustine

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

--Ronald Reagan

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

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.


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

--Mother Teresa

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.

--Mary McLeod Bethune

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

--Mahatma Gandhi

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

--Mahatma Gandhi

But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.

--Mahatma Gandhi

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

--Mahatma Gandhi

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.

--Mahatma Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

--Mahatma Gandhi

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

--Kahlil Gibran

Leap, and the net will appear.

--John Burroughs

To me faith means not worrying.

--John Dewey

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

--Henry David Thoreau

The principle part of faith is patience.

--George MacDonald

Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.

--Garth Brooks

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

--Gregory Peck

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

--Friedrich Nietzsche

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.

--Edith Hamilton

The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.

--Dorothy Thompson

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

--Dalai Lama

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

--Blaise Pascal

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

--Blaise Pascal

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

--Anatole France

God always takes the simplest way.

--Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

--Albert Einstein

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