Quotations About / On: FAITH

  • 1.
    Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
    (William James (1842-1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. "The Will to Believe," New World (June 1896).)
  • 2.
    'Believing is having faith; having faith is believing.'
    (Adam M. Snow)
  • 3.
    The faith of the works of the truth is the faith of Righteous Laws.
  • 4.
    Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. The priest Jehoiada, in Athaliah, act 1, sc. 1 (1691).)
  • 5.
    Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith—faith and freedom.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, October 2, 1856, to Léon Laurent-Pichat (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
  • 6.
    For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 372.)
  • 7.
    The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Over-Soul," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 8.
    The dearth of faith or religion is the death of existence. Because our existence must revolve around faith.
    (The essence of faith.)
  • 9.
    There is no faith except by hope! And, there is no vision except by faith.
    (Faith and hope.)
  • 10.
    You can't say you have faith in God w/o having faith in His word. That just doesn't work that way.
    (As I was defining what Christian faith really means.)
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