Quotes with faith
Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.
Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.
Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation ... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (June 14, 1946)
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (1652)
People discuss parenting the way they talk about denominations of faith. They say, "The other camp [is] absurd, and why would you ever do fill-in-the-blank with your kid?" Then you go to the other camp and they're making fun of the other people. We try to stay out of the fray.
You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, where the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creation cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular: a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view -- and in this view alone -- never for despair!
Some Reminiscences (1912)
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.
Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life.
And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
To have faith in the possibility of love as a social and not only exceptional-individual phenomenon, is a rational faith based on the insight into the very nature of man.
The Art of Loving (1956)
Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair.
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973)
Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Opening words of his defense speech at his trial Young India, March 23, 1922.
If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well.
The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely — which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.
Strictly Personal (1953)
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.
The Glass Bead Game
The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties, blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
In his encyclical Humani Generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII has already affirmed that there is no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of the faith regarding man and his vocation, provided that we do not lose sight of certain fixed points....Today, more than a half-century after the appearance of that encyclical, some new findings lead us toward the recognition of evolution as more than an hypothesis. In fact it is remarkable that this theory has had progressively greater influence on the spirit of researchers, following a series of discoveries in different scholarly disciplines. The convergence in the results of these independent studies -- which was neither planned nor sought -- constitutes in itself a significant argument in favour of the theory.
Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Evolution
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Our great strength rests in those high-minded Americans whose faith in God and love of country transcends all selfishness and self-serving instincts.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Prejudices, Third Series (1922)
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
Speech, Dec. 23, 1965
Gratitude is like the good faith of traders—it maintains commerce; and we often pay, not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we may more readily find people to trust us.
To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true.
The Prospects of Industrial Civilization (1923)
For him faith was not of the intellectual but the moral domain; it is the consecration of the heart.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Wealth of Nations
With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present.
Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.
Quoting St Francis of Assisi, on her 1979 election victory.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
There is no philosopher in the world so great but he believes a million things on the faith of other people and accepts a great many more truths than he demonstrates.
Men with intellectual light alone may make advances without moral principle, but without that moral principle which gospel faith produces, permanent progress is impossible.
I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.
Interview in The Daily Beast (August 27, 2012)
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Faith in your own powers and confidence in your individual methods are essential to success.
The origin is unclear, however it's been attributed to Roderick Stevens. At the same time, this quote appears several times at least as far back as 1917 and 1922.