faith

A Quote by Charles Kingsley on contentment, faith, god, habits, mind, and understanding

We shall be made truly wise if we be made content; content, too, not only with what we can understand, but content with what we do not understand-the habit of mind which theologians call, and rightly, faith in God.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Hanson Towne on faith, god, listening, needs, power, and quiet

I need not shout my faith. Thrice eloquent Are quiet trees and the green listening sod; Hushed are the stars, whose power is never spent; The hills are mute: yet how they speak of God!

Charles Hanson Towne

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A Quote by Charles Dibdin on beauty, duty, faith, heart, and kindness

His form was of the manliest beauty, His heart was kind and soft; Faithful below he did his duty, But now he's gone aloft.

Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814)

Source: Tom Bowling.

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A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on adventure, ambition, bravery, choice, companions, company, contentment, courage, darkness, faith, inspiration, men, mind, skill, solitude, soul, and strength

LINDBERGH FLIES ALONE Alone? Is he alone at whose right side rides Courage, with Skill within the cockpit and faith upon the left? Does solitude surround the brave when Adventure leads the way and Ambition reads the dials? Is there no company with him, for whom the air is cleft by Daring and the darkness made light by Emprise? True, the fragile bodies of his fellows do not weigh down his plane; true, the fretful minds of weaker men are missing from his crowded cabin; but as his airship keeps its course he holds communion with those rare spirits that inspire to intrepidity and by their sustaining potency give strength to arm, resource to mind, content to soul. Alone? With what other companions would man fly to whom the choice were given?

Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974)

Source: An Editorial in the New York SUN, May 22, 1927

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A Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen on america, belief, day, death, departure, desires, faith, fame, future, heart, immortality, independence, life, mankind, presidency, and work

On the Fourth of July, 1826, America celebrated its Jubilee the Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence. John Adams, second President of the United States, died that day, aged ninety, while from Maine to Georgia bells rang and cannon boomed. And on that sameday, Thomas Jefferson died before sunset in Virginia. In their dying, in that swift, so aptly celebrated double departure, is something which shakes an American to the heart. It was not their great fame, their long lives or even the record of their work that made these two seem indestructible. It was their faith, their bounding, unquenchable faith in the future, their sure, immortal belief that mankind, if it so desired, could be free.

Catherine Drinker Bowen (1899 - 1973)

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A Quote by Carrie Amelia Nation on faith and prohibition

Faithful to the cause of Prohibition - She hath done what she could

Carrie Amelia Nation

Source: (Belton Cemetery; Belton, Missouri)

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A Quote by Carl R. Smith on christ, church, departure, doubt, faith, god, honesty, loyalty, past, people, promises, protestantism, religion, sons, present, truth, and world

Doubt, rather than faith, is high among the causes of the religious boom. And the church's response to this current situation will reveal, better than anything else, our faith in God - or our faithlessness. If we churchmen interpret such pervasive doubt as a threat, then we will do as the church has done so often in the past: we will substitute the church for God, and make our church-centered activities into an ersatz kingdom of God. Our faithlessness will be evident in the easy paraphrase of the hard truth of the gospel, and in the lapse from the critical loyalty that God requires of us, into the vague and corrupting sentimentalism that has so marred American Protestantism. Or the church can interpret the present religious situation as a promise, as God's recall of His people to a new reformation. Our faithfulness to God-in-Christ will be manifest in the willingness to be honest with ourselves and with the gospel. Then we may view the church, not as an end in itself, but as the point of departure into the world for which the Son of God died. Which will it be?

Carl R. Smith

Source: "Experiment in Suburbia"

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A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on doubt, experience, extremism, faith, past, seasons, and weather

The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft. Gardening, above all other crafts, is a matter of faith, grounded, however (if on nothing better), on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course, and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer, but, after all, frost and drought are necessities for which, in all his calculations, he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases, when the margin is past, the gardener's occupation is not gone.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Glouchestershire Garden, 1895

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A Quote by C. E. M. Joad on acting, faith, familiarity, ignorance, knowledge, paradox, reason, religion, rest, trust, truth, understanding, universe, and words

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part, I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know, the more we are conscious of our ignorance - the further the intellect has traveled, the smaller it seems relatively to the distance still to be traveled... The intellect does, indeed, take us part of the way; we have no other mode of conveyance; and, in taking us as far as it does, it justifies us in taking the rest on trust... In following the religious account of the universe beyond the point at which it leaves reason behind, and trusting to it as an explanation of the many things that pass our understanding, we are accepting on faith conclusions which are not demonstrated by reason. In other words, we are acting as if a hypothesis were true, which, at the moment, at which we act upon it, is still a hypothesis and not a truth. Nevertheless, it is, I suggest, knowledge, the knowledge which we possess already and which reason has won for us, that makes it reasonable to do so.

C. E. M. Joad

Source: The Recovery of Belief

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on control, faith, food, laziness, mountains, overcoming, and senses

The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 7-8

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