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Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted. ...
by Albert Pike

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
- Albert Pike

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

 

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

One man is equivalent to all Creation.
One man is a World in miniature.
- Albert Pike

Will is the dynamic soul-force.
- Albert Pike

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The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
- Albert Pike

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood;
all born to encounter suffering and sorrow,
and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
- Albert Pike

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
- Albert Pike

To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire:
not too near,
lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
- Albert Pike

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.
- Albert Pike

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme
Reason and Absolute Justice;
for the mind,
mathematical and practical Truth; for the body,
the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
- Albert Pike

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
must accompany the stages of man's onward progress.
The faculty of doubting and questioning,
without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless,
is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
- Albert Pike

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

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

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

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

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

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.
- Elie Wiesel

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have
faith and rejoice in Christ.
- Martin Luther

Faith is not contrary to reason.
- Sherwood Eddy

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

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

Faith is to believe what you do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
- Oliver Cromwell

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

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

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 in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

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

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone


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