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1 "The mystics reassure us, as the Buddha taught, 'On life's journey, faith is nourishment and virtuous deeds a shelter.'" Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

2 "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)

3 "Whatever their religious or philosophical allegiance, all people know that there would be little chance of improving the world if it were not for the faith derived from the god within." A God Within (Rene Dubos)

4 "If man believes with sufficient vigour in the force that is creating him, he will soon find that, for all its terrifying uncertainty, the future provides him with a solid footing as he advances." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

5 "We can count upon creative energy awaiting us, ready to transform us in a way that goes beyond anything that the eye of man has seen or his ear has heard." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

6 "When we have fought to the bitter end to develop ourselves and win through, and find ourselves halted, beaten, by the forces of this world, then, if we believe, the power with which we clash so agonizingly suddenly ceases to be a blind or evil energy. Hostile matter vanishes. And, in its place, we find the divine Master of the world who under the 'species and appearance' of each and every event, moulds us, empties us of our self-love, and penetrates into us." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

7 "Trusting yourself and your own process means believing that your task is to be fully yourself and that if you are, you will have everything you genuinely need for your soul's growth….Recognize that what you want and what you need often are not the same and that it is quite rational to trust the universe, God, or your higher self and let go." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

8 "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)

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

10 "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)

11 "'I believe in the sun even when it is not shining', a Jewish prisoner wrote on the wall of a concentration camp. 'I believe in love even when I cannot feel it. I believe in God, even when He is silent.'" In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

12 "We have to have faith in our own abilities to take us to a place of safety for humanity and other sentient beings." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "Faith is a spiritual certitude of the spiritual, the divine, the soul's ideal, something that clings to that even when it is not fulfilled in life, even when the immediate facts or the persistent circumstances seem to deny it. This is a common experience in the life of the human being; if it were not so, man would be the plaything of a changing mind or a sport of circumstances." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

14 "Faith is nothing other than a proper understanding of our being, with true belief and certain trust, that we are in God and he is in us, though we do not see it." Revelations of Divine Love (Juliana of Norwich)

15 "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)

16 "Faith is the foundation of justice, the bond of amity, and chief support of society; we live and walk by faith." A Dictionary of Freemasonry (Robert Macoy)

17 “Even a weak or half-hearted faith is enough of an opening for God’s grace to work effectively in our lives.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

18 "If you believe that the way Life is showing itself to you now is God, you will see it as God. If you do not believe that the way Life is showing itself to you now is God, you will not see it as God. Some say that seeing is believing, but I tell you that believing is seeing." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

19 "Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you." St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) Letters From the Saints (Claude Williamson, Compiler)

20 "Science and technology could not exist unless we had faith in the reliability of the universe." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

21 "Hope and faith are of the nature of love and expand the Soul." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

22 "The healing Spirit of God is in the wind and the sun and in the little creeping things upon the earth and is most certainly available to the one who prays with faith." The Healing Gifts of the Spirit (Agnes Sanford)

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 "Our faith is an important determiner of openness to Spirit." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite