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Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

Strike from mankind the principle of faith, and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.

The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.

The Calvinistic people of Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, and New England, have been more moral than the same classes among other nations. Those who preached faith, or in other words a pure mind, have always produced more popular virtue than those who preached good acts, or the mere regulation of outward works.

The errors of faith are better than the best thoughts of unbelief.

The experience of life nearly always works toward the confirmation of faith. - It is the total significance of life that it reveals God to man; and life only can do this; neither thought, nor demonstration, nor miracle, but only life, weaving its threads of daily toil and trial and joy into a pattern on which, at last, is inscribed the name of "God."

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.

The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

The promise of faith is not the absence of suffering, it is the presence of grace.

The saddest thing that befalls a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman.

The steps of faith fall on the seeming void, but find the rock beneath.

There is a limit where the intellect fails and breaks down, and this limit is where the questions concerning God, and freewill, and immortality arise.

There is one sure criterion of judgment as to religious faith in doctrinal matters; can you reduce it to practice? - If not, have none of it.

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.

There never was found in any age of the world, either philosophy, or sect, or religion, or law, or discipline, which did so highly exalt the good of the community, and increase private and particular good as the holy Christian faith.-Hence, it clearly appears that it was one and the same God that gave the Christian law to men, who gave the laws of nature to the creatures.

Things of God that are marvellous are to be believed on a principle of faith, not to be pried into by reason. For if reason set them open before our eyes, they would no longer be marvellous.

Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.


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