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1 "Faith opens the door to understanding." St. Augustine, Letter 137, 15 (5th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

2 "Faith….does not depend upon a dogma or doctrine, it has its source within you. All work within you and by you requires this Faith, which is the non-reasoned certitude that the goal aimed at is real." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

3 "Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind." Eden Philipotts, 'A Shadow Passes' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

4 "If enough people believe in something, they can make it happen as their collective energies come together to fill in their shared vision." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

5 "The will of God is manifest in each moment, an immense ocean which the heart only fathoms in so far as it overflows with faith, trust and love." Jean Pierre deCaussade The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

6 "We need to develop faith: faith that our needs will be met; faith that we are not alone; faith that there is a greater purpose at work behind the scenes that will become known to us when the time is right." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

7 "He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', March 7, 1944 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

8 "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)

9 "The apostle gives us the following definition of faith: 'Faith makes real for us things hoped for, gives assurance of things not seen' (Hebrews 11:1). One may also justly define it as an engrained blessing." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Second Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

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

11 "Faith is not simply a matter of holding something to be true but of experiencing the breath of eternal God, bestowing being." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

12 "We must have faith in God and in ourselves. Whatever He wills, He can let us know, and whatever He wants done, He can show us how to do it. In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

13 "The spirit within us has faith that our needs will always be met." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

14 "Now, you can demonstrate the power of God. Have faith in God…God hears the prayer of faith and when you ask in faith you shall receive." ch. 153, v. 6 & 8 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

15 "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)

16 "In Christianity, faith means trust in God, the One who represents love, understanding, dignity, and truth." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

17 "Ascend by this Divine ladder of faith, which attains and penetrates even to the heights of God." Ascent of Mount Carmel (St. John of the Cross)

18 "Know that underlying the storm is peace, and under the chaos is order. Use the power of faith as your anchor: faith that there is a reason why things happen as they do; faith that you will make it through a crisis; faith that you are moving forward to a better place." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

19 "The difference between faith as 'belief in something that may or may not exist' and faith as 'trusting in God' is enormous. The first is a matter of the head, the second a matter of the heart; the first can leave one unchanged, the second intrinsically brings change." Jesus, A New Vision: Spirit, Culture, and The Life of Discipleship (Marcus J. Borg)

20 "The choices you make are always and only motivated by either faith or fear." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

21 "Doubt is an incentive to truth and patient inquiry leads the way." Hosea Ballou (1771-1852), American theologian The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

22 "We honor the mystery with trust in the process." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

23 "Faith, derived from reality and always applicable to reality – this kind of faith is love of destiny….This faith is victory, for it knows how to guide creative energy toward the result of progress." Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change (Richard Wilhelm)

24 "Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance it." Rubem Alves, contemporary Brazilian philosopher The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

25 "The faith-state is a natural psychic complex, and carries charity with it by organic consequence." Varieties of Religious Experience, The (William James)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite