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Olivier Messiaen Quotes and Sayings

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My faith is the grand drama of my life.
I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith.
- Olivier Messiaen

The human being is flesh and consciousness,
body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only
be filled by that which is godly.
- Olivier Messiaen

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them,
make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz,
and paint colors for those who see none.
- Olivier Messiaen

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO
...
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

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

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

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

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.
- Erich Fromm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only faith is sufficient.
- Robert Ley

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

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

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

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

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
- Pat Buckley

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

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

Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise

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

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

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

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

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

When prayer removes distrust and doubt
and enters the field of mental certainty,
it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
- Ernest Holmes

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

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

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

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

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

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

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

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

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


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