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Henry David Thoreau :
Remember that the smallest seed of faith is of more worth than the largest fruit of happiness.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, January 25, 1843, to Lucy Brown, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 48, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The Americans have many virtues, but they have not Faith and Hope. I know no two words whose meaning is more lost sight of.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, January 25, 1841, before the Mechanics' Apprentices' Library Association, Boston, Massachusetts. "Man the Reformer," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).]
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William Shakespeare :
He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1, l. 75-7. Mocking Benedick as one who changes loyalty to friends (and perhaps religious faith) as often as he changes the fashion of his hat; "block" means mould.]
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William Shakespeare :
An old man, sir, and his wits are not so blunt as, God help, I would desire they were; but, in faith, honest as the skin between his brows.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dogberry, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 3, sc. 5, l. 10-2. Commenting on his assistant, Verges, and, as often, in the word "blunt" (means sharp) saying the opposite of what he means; "honest as the skin between his brows" is proverbial.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
When the literary class betray a destitution of faith, it is not strange that society should be disheartened and sensualized by unbelief.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, March 3, 1884, in Amory Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. "New England Reformers," Essays, Second Series (1844).]
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Kingsley Amis :
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
[Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British novelist. One Fat Englishman, ch. 8 (1963). Said of Roger Micheldene.]
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William Shakespeare :
The best persuaded of himself, so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his grounds of faith that all that look on him love him.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Maria, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 3, l. 150-2. On Malvolio; "The best persuaded of himself" means having the best opinion of himself.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed,—a, to me, equally mysterious origin for it.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Succession of Forest Trees" (1860), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 203, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Patrick Kavanagh :
A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
[Patrick Kavanagh (1905-1967), Irish poet, author. "Signposts," Collected Prose (1967).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
In this matter of reforming the world, we have little faith in corporations; not thus was it first formed.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Paradise (To Be) Regained" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 299, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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