We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
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.
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (1652)
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.
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.
The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.
A supremely religious man or woman is one who believes deeply and consistently in the veracity of his highest experiences. He has his hours in the cellar ... but he believes in the truth of the hours he spends upstairs.
Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.
The Comedians, Pt. III, Ch. 4
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.
Cosmogony and cosmology have always aroused great interest among peoples and religions. The Bible itself speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its make-up, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise, but in order to state the correct relationships of man with God and with the universe. Sacred Scripture wishes simply to declare that the world was created by God, and in order to teach this truth it expresses itself in the terms of the cosmology in use at the time of the writer. The Sacred Book likewise wishes to tell men that the world was not created as the seat of the gods, as was taught by other cosmogonies and cosmologies, but was rather created for the service of man and the glory of God. Any other teaching about the origin and make-up of the universe is alien to the intentions of the Bible, which does not wish to teach how heaven was made but how one goes to heaven.
October 3, 1981 to the Pontifical Academy of Science
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.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
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
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.
I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Wealth of Nations
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.
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.
Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne.
The Bible, Luke 11. 46.
You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.
House, House vs. God. By Dr. Gregory House. Paraphrase of Thomas Szasz, "If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic." (The Second Sin, Anchor/Doubleday, Garden City, NY. 1973, Page 113)
Isn't it interesting... religious behavior is so close to being crazy that we can't tell them apart.
House, House vs. God. By Dr. Gregory House.
No, if you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic.
House, House vs. God. By Dr. Gregory House.
Faith isn't based on logic and experience.
House, Damned If You Do. By Dr. Gregory House.
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Bible, Job 4:8
The righteous shall bloom as a date palm tree and shall flourish as a cedar of Lebanon.
Bible, Isaiah 41:19
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Bible, I Corinthians 13:7
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Bible, Hosea 8:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Bible, Galatians 6:7
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
Bible, Deuteronomy 28:4
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
Bible, Deuteronomy 28:3