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Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Epochs of faith, are epochs of fruitf'ulness; but epochs of unbelief, however glittering, are barren of all permanent good.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

Faith affirms many things, respecting which the senses are silent, but nothing that they deny. It is superior, but never opposed to their testimony.

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

Faith and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our life as men; for faith is the soul of religion, and works, the body.

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.

Faith doesn't mean the absence of fear. It means having the energy to go ahead, right alongside the fear.

Faith evermore looks upward and describes objects remote; but reason can discover things only near - sees nothing that's above her.

Faith gives the assurance that our lives and our history have a moral design.

Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.

Faith in order, which is the basis of science, cannot reasonably be separated from faith in an ordainer, which is the basis of religion.

Faith is a certain image of eternity. All things are present to it - things past, and things to come; it converses with angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace is as certain there are glories for him, if he perseveres in duty, as if he had heard and sung the thanksgiving song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.

Faith is a passionate intuition.

Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish. See quote detail

Faith is like love: it cannot be forced. - As trying to force love begets hatred, so trying to compel religious belief leads to unbelief.

Faith is not contrary to reason.

Faith is not only a means of obeying, but a principal act of obedience; not only an altar on which to sacrifice, but a sacrifice itself, and perhaps, of all, the greatest. It is a submission of our understandings; an oblation of our idolized reason to God, which he requires so indispensably, that our whole will and affections, though seemingly a larger sacrifice, will not, without it, be received at his hands.


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