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Lillian Smith Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Faith

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives:
it is the only way we can leave the future open.
- Lillian Smith

The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed
when it cannot be overcome.
- Lillian Smith

When you stop learning, stop listening,
stop looking and asking questions, always new questions,
then it is time to die.
- Lillian Smith

 

Education is a private matter between the person and
the world of knowledge and experience,
and has little to do with school or college.
- Lillian Smith

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive
her for giving him birth.
The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch
has borne strange fruit through the years.
- Lillian Smith

The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most.
There is a return journey to anguish that few of us
are released from making.
- Lillian Smith

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Rich folks always talk hard times.
- Lillian Smith

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac.
The zodiac is well worth flirting with.
- Lillian Smith

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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 just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- 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

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

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

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

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

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

Faith is not contrary to reason.
- Sherwood Eddy

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

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

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

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

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

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

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

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul;
man cannot live in health without them.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

Only faith is sufficient.
- Robert Ley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
- Thomas Aquinas

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

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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