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Quotes of the Day for 24 November 2002 – Faith

In the US, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday of this week, and I'm going to set aside my normal cynicism for the whole week, as I am truly thankful for manifold grace and multiple blessings. If you are among our foreign readers, think of it as "Gentle Virtues Week." Here's the planned subjects: Faith, Friendship, Serenity, Family, Abundance, Peace, and Love. (Cynics among the readership might note that this is the first time I've ever planned a week in advance.) I'll start with Faith.

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The quotes:

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog - the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
     - Corrie Ten Boom

A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting.
     - Gladys Taber

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
     - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
     - Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 - 1968

Faith is not making religious-sounding noises in the daytime. It is asking your inmost self questions at night - and then getting up and going to work.
     - Mary Jean Irion

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.
     - William Newton Clarke

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