Faith Quotes

Read the best selected faith quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about faith will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Faith is like electricity. You can't see it, but you can see the light. Anonymous
Faith does not deny the evil, but it sees around it. Anonymous
It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination. If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed. Annie Dillard
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. Mahatma Gandhi
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. George Sand
Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity? Alexis De Tocqueville
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Bible
Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice. George W. Goethals
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. Anonymous
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
We seldom lose our faith by a blow out, usually is just a slow leak. Anonymous
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. H. L. Mencken
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead. John Greenleaf Whittier
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. Ruth Benedict
We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession. George Bernard Shaw
If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. [Mark 9:23] Bible
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made... [Romans 1:20] Bible
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not. Sir John Lubbock
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. William James
You don't decide to build a church because you have money in the bank. You build because God says this is what I should do. Faith is the supplier of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Jim Bakker
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes. Thomas Carlyle
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. Blaise Pascal
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him. Sydney Smith
I can believe anything provided it is incredible. Oscar Wilde
It was the schoolboy who said, ''Faith is believing what you know ain't so.'' Mark Twain
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. Martin Luther
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. Martin Luther
Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure. John Haggai
When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. Edward Teller
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. Erich Fromm
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. Pearl S. Buck
What we wish, that we readily believe. Demosthenes
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. Sophia Loren
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1] Bible
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further. Soren Kierkegaard
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you. [Peter 3:15] Bible
Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it-likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them. Viktor E. Frankl
Faith is the heroism of the intellect. Charles H. Parkhurst
The amplest knowledge has the largest faith. Ignorance is always incredulous. Robert Eldridge Willmott
If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree. Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know. They're soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part. Hannah More
My faith is the grand drama of my life. I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. Olivier Messiaen
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience. James Russell Lowell
Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. Henry Miller
Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case. William James
I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. Mahatma Gandhi
In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. Benjamin Franklin
It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner. Vince Lombardi
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer. Anonymous
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other. Blaise Pascal
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy. Sir Thomas Browne
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know. John Lancaster Spalding
The course of everything goes to teach us faith. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no such thing as a lack of faith. We all have plenty of faith, it's just that we have faith in the wrong things. We have faith in what can't be done rather than what can be done. We have faith in lack rather than abundance but there is no lack of faith. Faith is a law. Eric Butterworth
The faith that stands on authority is not faith. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shall find it after many days. Bible
Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God. John R. Stott
Faith lives in honest doubt. Lord Alfred Tennyson
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. Cardinal J. Newman
As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists. William Salter
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope. Herman Melville
A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted. Adrian Rogers
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time. Oswald Chambers
Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory. Giuseppe Mazzini
We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies. Mahatma Gandhi
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation. Max L. Lucado
There is no great future for any people whose faith has burned out. Rufus M. Jones
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven. Francis Beaumont
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -- a thing which can never be demonstrated. Tryon Edwards
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. Kahlil Gibran
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation. Simone Weil
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1] Bible
I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal... Emily Bronte
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask? Graham Greene
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. John Wooden
I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers. Alexander Pope
Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy. Dwight L. Moody
As he that fears God hears nothing else, so, he that sees God sees every thing else. John Donne
All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine. James Joyce
What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, ''I bet that my Redeemer liveth.'' Samuel Butler
A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he. Indian Proverb
No Christian has ever been known to recant on his death bed. C. M. Ward
Weave in faith and God will find the thread. Proverb
Our faith comes in moments... yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne. William M. Evarts
Faith is the refusal to panic. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason. Blaise Pascal
All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23] Bible
The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith. Vaclav Hlavaty
Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true. Anonymous
Faith makes: The uplook good, the outlook bright, the future glorious. Anonymous
In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. Alexander The Great
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it. Reinhold Niebuhr
The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet? Edwin Markham
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George E. Mueller
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there. Cullen Hightower
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The errors of faith are better than the best thoughts of unbelief. Thomas Russell
Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me that. Daniel Webster
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. Elton Trueblood
Reason is the enemy of faith. Martin Luther
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. Henry David Thoreau
Base souls have no faith in great individuals. Jean Jacques Rousseau
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind. St. Bernard
Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand. Saint Thomas Acquinas
Do you sometimes think, if I could just see Christ. If I could meet him. If I could talk to him personally, then this life would be easier. But you have seen him. You have met him. You have talked to him personally. This knowledge, believed in faith, can make life easier. Anonymous
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. [Hebrews 11:6] Bible
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you. Martin Luther
Faith is believing what you know ain't so. Mark Twain
My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence. Samuel Rutherford
According to your faith; be it done unto you. Bible
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. R. Buckminster Fuller
The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures. Henry David Thoreau
Faith is: dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities. Anonymous
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety. Josh Billings
Faith builds the bridge from this old world to the new. Young
Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling and spending their lives like servants. Henry David Thoreau
God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body. Raymond Holliwell
The principal part of faith is patience. George Macdonald
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. William Hazlitt
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. St. Augustine
Faith is that quality that enables us to believe what we know to be untrue. Anonymous
Do you know how to digest your food? Do you know how to fill your lungs with air? Do you know how to establish, regulate and direct the metabolism of your body -- the assimilation of foodstuff so that it builds muscles, bones and flesh? No, you don't know how consciously, but there is a wisdom within you that does know. Donald Curtis
A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for. Bob Harrington
Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity. John Donne
In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith. Friedrich Schlegel
Faith is not contrary to reason. Sherwood Eddy
The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize. Bruce Barton
As our faith increases, so does our ability to obey. Anonymous
Faith. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Ambrose Bierce
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him. George Gurdjieff
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. Samuel Butler
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Faith is a higher faculty than reason. Henry Christopher Bailey
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.Elbert Hubbard
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that ''faith'' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us? W. H. Auden
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible. William James
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason. Benjamin Franklin
Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. A. W. Tozer
To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty... this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness. Albert Einstein
Faith is a continuation of reason. William Adams
It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it. William M. Thackeray
We must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not. Henry David Thoreau
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods. C. S. Lewis
Non-violence is the article of faith. Mahatma Gandhi
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words? Dwight L. Moody
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible. Edward M. Forster
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying. Mason Cooley
It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe --you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep. Lord Byron
Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. John Ruskin
Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson
In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles. Henry Christopher Bailey
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Justifying faith implies, not only a divine evidence or conviction that ''God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself,'' but a sure trust and confidence that Christ died for my sins, that He loved me and gave Himself for me. John Wesley
Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day. Anonymous
Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest. Ellen Gould White
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. James Freeman Clarke
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. William Ellery Channing
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power. Eric Hoffer
That's the thing about faith. If you don't have it you can't understand it. And if you do, no explanation is necessary. Major Kira Nerys
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. Martin Luther
Faith is trust in what the spirit learned eons ago. B. H. Roberts
Faith is not a thing which one ''loses,'' we merely cease to shape our lives by it. Georges Bernanos
Eternal life does not begin with death; it begins with faith. Samuel M. Shoemaker
Faith is that strengthening power within Urging me on my way, Teaching me all that I must know, Helping to obey. Faith is that strengthening power within Lighting the road I trod, Helping me know which way to go, Pointing the way to God. Anonymous

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