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1 "That man who has seen through his understanding (which is the inner eye) what is hidden to external sight, and does not waver in this… - THIS is faith." Hildegard of Bingen, Mystical Writings (Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies, editors)

2 "And Jesus said, 'Faith is the power of God. All things are possible for him who in his heart believes." ch. 130, v. 10 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

3 "Unquestionably, faith is vital for managing the challenges of our everyday existence." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

4 "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)

5 "The goal of faith is to lead the believer to a personal self-transforming experience of God's unconditional love." Introduction to Theology (Thomas P. Rausch, editor)

6 "Faith is an affirmative stance toward life." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

7 "Trust IS within you whether or not you recognize it…and no matter how your mind questions, it rides securely in the great creativity of the soul." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

8 "The most important thing I inherited from my parents was faith. Its substance made me, on average, a trusting person, and its content can be stated equally simply: we are in good hands, and in gratitude for that fact we do well to bear one another's burdens." Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief (Huston Smith)

9 "The awakening of faith is neither an emotional conversion nor an intellectual assent to doctrine, but an awakening to Mind Itself." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

10 "Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it's doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

11 "There is every reason to have faith in the rightness of things…this quality of faith is like a steady inner essence which is never diminished within the soul." The Flowering Tree (Gladys V. Jones)

12 "Faith doesn't mean religious knowledge, nor do you find it within a church or a temple....Faith is that inner commitment to life that brings emotional balance to the person." Healing States (Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., and Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.)

13 "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)

14 "Trust that behind all events, no matter how painful, there is a reason from which good can come." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

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

16 "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)

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

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

19 "Faith is a quality inherent in our nature." St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic, 'A Century of Spiritual Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

20 "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)

21 "Hold on to the truth that all dark nights end with a light illuminating a new path." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

22 "Faith is the intuitive, unchallengeable, even if intellectually unexplainable, feeling-realization that the Ocean of Infinite Potentiality surounds us; we live, move and have our being in it." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

23 "What we do is a better indication of what we believe than what we think we think." Companions on the Inner Way (Morton T. Kelsey)

24 "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)

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