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1 "Faith is the sight of the inward eye." Alexander Maclaren Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

2 "Life is not a riddle to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived. It is a deep mystery, so trust and allow yourself to enter it." Osho (1931-1990) Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

3 "Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading." Oswald Chambers Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

4 "Faith is essential. But this is not an intellectual faith that consists in giving assent to creedal doctrines; it is an inner attitude; a committing ourselves to the inner way regardless of what comes, a determination to know the One who is at the center." The Kingdom Within, the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings (John Sanford)

5 "Confucius believed in the one God over all." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

6 "The only way of casting off the fetter of doubt is by knowledge and intelligent comprehension." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

7 "Faith is an active force – not a passive one – an invisible power, like love." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

8 "Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles." Confucius (551-479 bce), 'The Confucian Analects', bk. 1:3 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

9 "We must nurture and not kill such germinations of faith as come to us through the ardor of our best meditations, the illumination of our most inspired dreams, the flash of vision." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

10 "We learn music by mastering its fundamentals and then correcting every slip of our fingers as we practice. So we learn faith by trying to understand that we are children of light and then correcting every thought that denies our glorious heritage of life and love." The Healing Light (Agnes Sanford)

11 "God is our true nature….That is why if you know how to trust God, to trust your true nature, you will lose your fear and sorrow." No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (Thich Nhat Hanh)

12 "To believe in something is to breathe life into it. If we know what we believe, we know what we empower." Connie Zweig, 'Brain/Mind Bulletin', 1984 Marilyn Ferguson's Book of PragMagic (Marilyn Ferguson)

13 "Though we have lost our way ten thousand times, the longing just beyond the boundaries of the ordinary mind continues to trust and taste. We are irrationally hopeful, and that's often what it takes." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

14 "Be glad in the darkness as well as in the light, by the sure faith in – though not yet the vision of – that Flame which burns ever within, That from the light of which we can never be separated, for it is in truth our very Self." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

15 "Doubt is nothing but a trivial agitation on the surface of the soul, while deep down there is a calm certainty." Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1952, 'God and Mammon' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

16 "A man consists of the faith that is in him. Whatever he is, his faith is." Bhagavad Gita Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

17 "Faith is the soul's witness to something not yet manifested, achieved or realised, but which yet the Knower within us, even in the absence of all indications, feels to be true or supremely worth following or achieving." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

18 "I love the universe that surrounds me too dearly not to have confidence in it." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

19 "We live according to what we believe is possible." Marilyn Ferguson's Book of PragMagic (Marilyn Ferguson)

20 "He who would in his own person test the fact of God's presence can do so by a living faith. Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to Truth and Love." Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1848), Hindu statesman and mystic, 'Gandhi's Ideas' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

21 "Whatever creed we may recite, our primary faith ought to be in the potential greatness of life." Rufus M. Jones (1863-1948), 'The Luminous Trail', ch. 2 Pathways of the Inner Life, An Anthology of Christian Spirituality (Georges A. Barrois, editor)

22 "Love and faith are as much realities as artistic faculties, and need similar cultivation." R. H. Benson, 'Lord of the World' (20th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

23 "Faith is a habit which perfects humanity's reason or intellect." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

24 "The power of faith is…always recognized if it is placed in love." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

25 "This indeed is faith – not a vague sentiment of the soul adhering to a doctrine without rational motivation, nor a mysticism without sure proofs, nor yet an intellectualist certainty imposed necessarily by the evidence of irresistible proofs – but an intellectual adherence to truths which are guaranteed in testimony worthy of credence and illustrated, once believed, in all the facts of the universe." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine Selections From Medieval Philosophers (Richard McKeon, editor and translator)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite