Quotes on Faith From Inspirational Leaders Worldwide

Faith is one of those things I work to cultivate on a daily basis. Not only does a daily cultivation of faith in our creator bring us the blessings of nature, but it connects us with the almighty power that is God. It is faith that satisfies the illogical craving which produces the ultimate disappointment and pain associated with hope. The great Stoic philosophers saw the concept of hope as an indictment of the creator’s wisdom and plan. They believed that faith destroys the illogical desire for hope which creates a dissatisfaction of where we are which is precisely where we have been designed to be. The Stoics and later Christians knew that our current circumstance was provided to us so that we are best situated to glorify the creator and therefore serve our highest purpose if we will but live in faith while closing our hearts and minds to useless hope. It is the human condition to look at unfavorable circumstances with dissatisfaction instead of seeing them as what they are – opportunity. It is the higher mind, the clearer mind that sees all circumstances as the purposeful actions of a logical natural world, as it was created to act, and it is faith that provides contentment with these truths.

These are some of my favorite thoughts concerning the concept of faith:

In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.”  -Iyanla Vanzant

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – Saint Augustine

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts

“All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.” – Martin Luther

“If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” – Plato

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

“I gave in, and admitted that God was God.” – C. S. Lewis

“And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.” – Alan Watts

“Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.” – Blaise Pascal

“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.” – Albert Einstein

“You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” – Rick Warren

“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Susan L. Taylor

“Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.” – Michelangelo

“Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.” – Novalis

“To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.” – Voltaire

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Khalil Gibran

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” – Voltaire

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” – Emmanuel Teney

“Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.” – Edwin Louis Cole

“Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.” – Blaise Pascal

“The faith that stands on authority is not faith.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, looks like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.” – Pope Benedict XVI

“If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.” – John Paul Jones

“Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.” – Oliver Cromwell

“I live and love in God’s peculiar light.” – Michelangelo

“If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.” – Mahalia Jackson

“Vision looks upward and becomes faith.” – Stephen Samuel Wise

“I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith.” – Rose Kennedy

“Reason is our soul’s left hand, faith her right.” – John Donne

“Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.” – Mason Cooley

“Faith is reason grown courageous.” – Sherwood Eddy

“I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.” – Michael Malone

Quotes can be silly and overdone, but I love to keep a fresh supply of themed quotes nearby for times when I need a bit of whatever theme I happen to need. Lately it is faith that has been on my mind and I wanted to share some of the thinking I have been collecting with you so that it may serve you in a meaningful way too.

Best to you my friends!

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