Encouraging and Thoughtful Quotes About Faith

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.

Quote: Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith. by author Franz Kafka overlaid on photo of sunset
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Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith.


Quote: 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. by author Ralph Marston overlaid on photo of purple flower on purple textile
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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.


Quote: Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life. by author Gregory Peck overlaid on photo of pink flower
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Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.


Quote: None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of bird in the sky
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None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.


Quote: I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of person holding 1 us dollar bill
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I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.


Quote: Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.


Quote: Man is what he believes. by author Anton Chekhov overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees
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Man is what he believes.


Quote: You have as much laughter as you have faith. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of blue flower in close up photography
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You have as much laughter as you have faith.


Quote: The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of brown rugby ball
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The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.


Quote: 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. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

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.


Quote: Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing under the sun
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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.


Quote: A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.


Quote: Leap, and the net will appear. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of cup of latte on table
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Leap, and the net will appear.


Quote: The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of white pillar candle on black surface
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The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.


Quote: The principle part of faith is patience. by author George MacDonald overlaid on photo of green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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The principle part of faith is patience.


Quote: God always takes the simplest way. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of orange tabby kitten in grasses
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God always takes the simplest way.


Quote: Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. by author Mitch Albom overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.


Quote: We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of trees during night time
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We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.


Quote: The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. by author Amy Gatliff overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.


Quote: 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. by author William R. Harwood overlaid on photo of William R. Harwood quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
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All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.


Quote: Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live. by author Joseph Wirthlin overlaid on photo of man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water
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Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live.


Quote: Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth. by author Pope John Paul II overlaid on photo of brown leaf tree facing the lake
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Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.


Quote: Do not ask directions from the people around you. Ask directions from the person who called you. by author Bo Sanchez overlaid on photo of tiger swallowtail butterfly perched on yellow flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

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


Quote: The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of aerial view of trees
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The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God.


Quote: A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. by author Arthur C. Clarke overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
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A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.


Quote: You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. by author Rick Warren overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
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You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.


Quote: Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death. by author Miguel de Unamuno overlaid on photo of bare tree on mountain during sunset
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Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.


Quote: 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. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of ocean wave during day
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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.


Quote: Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
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Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.


Quote: Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of brown and white bird on tree branch
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Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.


Quote: 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. by author Dan Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Dan Brown with quote

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.


Quote: It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you. by author Tim Keller (pastor) overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Keller (pastor) with quote

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


Quote: The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting. by author Oswald Chambers overlaid on photo of smiling woman
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The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.


Quote: If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible. by author Joel Osteen overlaid on photo of orange flowers
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If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.


Quote: Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible. by author Stanisław Lem overlaid on photo of photo of author Stanisław Lem with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author John Bytheway overlaid on photo of calm ocean
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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.


Quote: 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. by author C. S. Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Pittacus Lore overlaid on photo of silhouette of flower during sunset
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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.


Quote: Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful. by author Paul Tillich overlaid on photo of body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky
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Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.


Quote: He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God. by author Isaac Newton overlaid on photo of closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
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He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.


Quote: All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. by author James M. Barrie overlaid on photo of sunset
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All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

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


Quote: Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. by author Beatrix Potter overlaid on photo of photo of author Beatrix Potter with quote

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


Quote: Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.


Quote: I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith. by author Immanuel Kant overlaid on photo of aerial photo of foggy mountains
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I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.


Quote: God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. by author Elbert Hubbard overlaid on photo of butterfly on clear glass sheet in selective focus photography
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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.


Quote: 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. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

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.


Quote: Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. by author Corrie ten Boom overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
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Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.


Quote: Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. by author Max Lucado overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.


Quote: 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. by author Saint Ambrose overlaid on photo of black mountain under blue sky during night time
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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.


Quote: Disillusion comes only to the illusioned. One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in. by author Dorothy Thompson overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
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Disillusion comes only to the illusioned. One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in.


Quote: To be lost in spiritlessness is the most terrible thing of all. by author Søren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of photo of author Søren Kierkegaard with quote

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


Quote: All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of two dogs sitting on maroon area rug
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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.


Quote: 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. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of black mountain under blue sky during night time
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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.


Quote: The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves. by author Swami Vivekananda overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
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The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.


Quote: The faith that stands on authority is not faith. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person with black tattoo on left hand
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The faith that stands on authority is not faith.


Quote: The deep roots never doubt spring will come. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of red and white heart shape illustration
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The deep roots never doubt spring will come.


Quote: Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of blue and red bird during daytime
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Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.


Quote: What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of elephant
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What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.


Quote: Work without love is slavery. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of brown and black train track in between trees phtoography
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Work without love is slavery.


Quote: Doubt everything. Find your own light. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees
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Doubt everything. Find your own light.


Quote: Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. by author Voltaire overlaid on photo of desk with laptop
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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.


Quote: Faith is a passionate intuition. by author William Wordsworth overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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Faith is a passionate intuition.


Quote: If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. by author William Hazlitt overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on yellow flower
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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.


Quote: To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. by author Thomas Aquinas overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


Quote: It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of blue mountains at daytime
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It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.


Quote: Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

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


Quote: We are never defeated unless we give up on God. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of Magic Keyboard beside mug and click pen
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We are never defeated unless we give up on God.


Quote: We are twice armed if we fight with faith. by author Plato overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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We are twice armed if we fight with faith.


Quote: Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. by author Mary McLeod Bethune overlaid on photo of man in white suit standing beside woman in white dress on rock during daytime
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Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.


Quote: Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of brown rock formation
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Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.


Quote: Each one prays to God according to his own light. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of man raising arms between greenfield
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Each one prays to God according to his own light.


Quote: But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime
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But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.


Quote: Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white and blue ice in water
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Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.


Quote: Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of couple portrait wallpaper
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Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.


Quote: Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: To me faith means not worrying. by author John Dewey overlaid on photo of yellow flower
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To me faith means not worrying.


Quote: Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith. by author Garth Brooks overlaid on photo of three people standing inside Big Ben building
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Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.


Quote: A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.


Quote: Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active. by author Edith Hamilton overlaid on photo of man hugging woman wall painting
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Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.


Quote: The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. by author Dorothy Thompson overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten on white textile
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The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.


Quote: If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
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If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.


Quote: Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them. by author Blaise Pascal overlaid on photo of couple standing on grass field mountain
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Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.


Quote: Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. by author Blaise Pascal overlaid on photo of man and woman standing outside during winter
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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.


Quote: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of photo of author Anatole France with quote

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


Quote: That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of white and gray floral bed sheet
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That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.


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