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His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong;
by Abraham Cowley

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong;
his life,
I'm sure, was always in the right.
- Abraham Cowley

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
- Abraham Cowley

Nothing is to come, and nothing past:
But an eternal now,
does always last.
- Abraham Cowley

Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley

 

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant,
in nature were inconstancy.
- Abraham Cowley

Life is an incurable disease.
- Abraham Cowley

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God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

Hope!
of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy,
for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley

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

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

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

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.
- Paula Abdul

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

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

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Faith is spiritualized imagination.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

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

It takes vision and courage to create -
it takes faith and courage to prove.
- Owen D. Young

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

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

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

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

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

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

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart,
will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
- Martin Luther

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

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

The power of faith will often shine forth the most
when the character is naturally weak.
- Augustus Hare

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

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

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

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

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


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