Quotes of the Day for 20 September 2004 – Faith
A reader sent a short note asking for quotes on the subject of Faith. She didn't say much, but the pain was clear between the lines. I can relate, I didn't get to this age without my share of heartbreak and regret, doubt and trauma.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
- Heinrich Heine, 1797 - 1856
He who loses money losses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses faith loses all.
- Henry H. Haskins
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
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
- Samuel Butler, 1612 - 1680
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
- Augustine of Hippo, 354 - 430
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