Quotes About Faith

Faith is much better than belief.  Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller

You can’t solve many of today’s problems by straight linear thinking.  It takes leaps of faith to sense the connections that are not necessarily obvious.
Matina Horner

The will is the strong blind man who carries on his shoulders the lame man who can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I could prove God statistically.
George Gallup

Faith: belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks of knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world.  We couldn’t even eat hash with any safety.
Josh Billings

Not truth, but faith it is that keeps the world alive.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

No faith is our own that we have not arduously won.
Havelock Ellis

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1

Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:37

The Lord is my strength and my shield.
Psalms 27:1

He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be moved.
Psalms 62:6

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation.
Exodus 15:2

A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

If a man really has strong faith, he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience.  I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
Madeleine L’Engle

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Samuel Butler

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner

Skepticism is the beginning of faith.
George Bernard Shaw (attrib.)

We do not pray to be tempted, but not to be conquered.

There is nothing more perplexing in life than to know at what point you should surrender your intellect to your faith.
Margot Asquith



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