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I have faith. I just need proof to back it up. ...
by Simon Birch

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

You're already a bastard.
Might as well be an enlightened one.
- the movie Simon Birch

What does coffee and donuts have to do with God?
- the movie Simon Birch (1998)

Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with..
- the movie Simon Birch


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Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with.
It responds like a snail to our impatience,
then it races like a gazelle when you can't catch a breath.
- the movie Simon Birch

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


 

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
- Mark Twain

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Anyone who knows history, particularly
the history of Europe, will, I think,
recognize that the domination
of education or of government
by any one particular religious faith
is never a happy arrangement for the people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

For those of true faith, death is not a time to mourn,
but a time to celebrate returning to the Creator.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world
shall emerge into the light.
- Helen Keller

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

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

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valor and religion.
For want of valor is want of religious faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Faith... must be enforced by reason...
when faith becomes blind it dies.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
- Adrian Rogers

But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
- Joseph Campbell

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Anchoring in soft mud is dangerous.
Anchor thyself to the rocks of Faith, Compassion, and Service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is trusting in the good.
Fear is putting your trust in the bad.
- Rhonda Byrne

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

Faith never makes a confession.
- Henry David Thoreau

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, service, and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility
in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

The most telling act of true Faith
is celebrating the death of a loved one
with the certain knowledge that
they are now in a better place.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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