Faith Quotes

Unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause each other unknowingly.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
sun almost breaks through clouds

I tried to make Corrine remember that day, but she couldn’t.

She gets weaker and weaker, and unless she can believe in us an start to feel something for her children, I fear we will…

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We very early said to ourselves that we had lost the battle, and so we had

Monday, October 10th, 2011
red abstract

And we said so because we had no business fighting there: we wanted to get away from the field of battle as soon as possible. ‘We have lost, so we ought to run!’ and we ran. If we had not said so until evening, God knows what would have happened. To-morrow we will not say so. You say of our position that the left flank is…

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We all flow from one fountain Soul

Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Yosemite Falls

I wish you could come here and rest a year in the simple unmingled Love fountains of God. You would then return to your scholars with fresh truth gathered and absorbed from pines and waters and deep singing winds, and you would find that they all sang of fountain Love just as did…

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If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Silver coin, Vietnam Memorial

Would you think I was joking if I said that you can put the clock back, and that if the clock is wrong it is often a very sensible thing to do? But I would rather get away from that whole idea of clocks. We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the…

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Like every other being, I am a splinter of the infinite deity

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
student questions reality

An autobiography is so difficult to write because we possess no standards, no objective foundation, from which to judge ourselves. There are really no proper bases for comparison. I know that in many things I am not like others, but…

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Every man must look after his own soul; you can’t lay it down at another man’s door like a foundling

Sunday, May 30th, 2010
chapel

Of course they don’t go to the bottom of it, or they would see if they never came for a cab it would be no use your standing there; but people don’t always like to go to the bottom of things; it may not be convenient to do it; but if you Sunday drivers…

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Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
frangipani

I get a kick out of the clues in dialogue. This Note Taker guy is a bit on the egotistical side. Who is he to act as if he has a right to decide who should live or die, based on style of speech? And that flower girl – she’s spunky, isn’t she?

Now that we have our bearings from this bit of scripted dialogue, let’s add a layer. After Shaw’s death…

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When there is no vision the people perish

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
harvest

Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the…

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My happiness is so deep that it is a faith

Monday, February 15th, 2010
sunrise

Most people measure their happiness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they could be! Lacking this gift or that circumstance, they…

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Your God and my God are all the same

Friday, January 29th, 2010
bread

“God is one for everybody, only people are different. Some Russian, some are Turks, or some are English – there are many kinds of people, but God is one.

“Very good, sir. If all people worship one God, why do you…”

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These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men

Saturday, January 16th, 2010
zoroastrian temple

not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life. Moreover, with wisdom we shall learn liberality. The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar…

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You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason – if you pick the proper postulates

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
steampunk robot ring

“Then let’s get at those postulates in a hurry. The storm’s due tomorrow.”

Powell sighed wearily. “That’s where everything falls down. Postulates are based on assumption and adhered to by faith. Nothing in the Universe…”

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