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FAITH
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Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain; and only faith can do it.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

Faith always implies the disbelief of a lesser fact in favor of a greater.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Faith loves to lean on time's destroying arm.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,
        said to William James, March 24, 1907

Mirror of constant faith, revered and mourn'd!
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. IV, l. 229), (Pope's translation)

Not that God doth require nothing unto happiness at the hands of men saving only a naked belief, but that without belief all other things are as nothing.
      - Richard Hooker

No cloud can overshadow a true Christian but his faith will discern a rainbow in it.
      - Thomas Hartwell Horne

Let us fear the worst, but work with faith; the best will always take care of itself.
      - Victor Hugo

It is impossible to be a hero in anything unless one is first a hero in faith.
      - Hermann Jacobi

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
      - William James

The German is the discipline of fear; ours is the discipline of faith--and faith will triumph.
      - General Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre,
        at unveiling of a statue of Lafayette in Brooklyn

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
      - John Paul Jones

If he were
  To be made honest by an act of parliament
    I should not alter in my faith of him.
      - Ben Jonson, The Devil Is an Ass
         (act IV, sc. 1)

The childlike faith that asks not sight, waits not for wonder or for sign, believes, because it loves, aright, shall see things greater, things divine.
      - John Keble

And we shall be made truly wise if we be content; content, too, not only with what we can understand, but content with what we do not understand--the habit of mind which theologians call--and rightly--faith in God.
      - Charles Kingsley,
        Health and Education On Bio-Geology

Judge not man by his outward manifestation of faith; for some there are who tremblingly reach out shaking hands to the guidance of faith; others who stoutly venture in the dark their human confidence, their leader, which they mistake for faith; some whose hope totters upon crutches; others who stalk into futurity upon stilts. The difference is chiefly constitutional with them.
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)

Faith is an humble, self-denying grace; it makes the Christian nothing in himself, and all in God.
      - Archbishop Robert Leighton

All sects, as far as reason will help them, gladly use it; when it fails them, they cry out it is a matter of faith, and above reason.
      - John Locke (1)

Love is a bodily shape; and Christian works are no more than animate faith and love, as flowers are the animate springtide.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Patience!" * * * "have faith and thy prayer will be answered!"
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Faith in God, faith in man, faith in work: this is the short formula in which we may sum up the teachings of the founders of New England,--a creed ample enough for this life and the next.
      - James Russell Lowell

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,
        My Study Windows--Abraham Lincoln

Faith, like light, should ever be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.
      - Martin Luther

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
      - General Douglas MacArthur

A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear.
      - George MacDonald


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