Faith and Unity Quotes and Quotations
I knew without a glimmer of doubt that all things in the universe were connected by a living truth that would not relent its continuing search for wholeness until every form of life was united.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
By virtue of love is the lover transformed in the beloved and the beloved transformed in the lover.
Spiritual love is a position of standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect.
Trying to do good to people without God's help is no easier than making the sun shine at midnight. You discover that you've got to abandon all your own preferences, your own bright ideas, and guide souls along the road our Lord has marked out for them. You mustn't coerce them into some path of your own choosing.
All our acts have sacramental possibilities.
We must have infinite faith in each other.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
Faith in our associates is part of our faith in God.
Those who trust us educate us.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Don't lose faith in humanity: think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick.
You can't leave humanity out. If you didn't have humanity, you wouldn't have anything.
I plunged into the job of creating something from nothing. ... Though I hadn't a penny left, I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself, and a desire to serve.
Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course.
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.
Peace ... was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive the gift that only detachment from self made possible.
You must never lose the awareness that in yourself you are nothing, you are only an instrument. An instrument is nothing until it is lifted.
It's very reassuring and spiritual to be connected with something larger than yourself and the inside of your own head.
With all this wide and beautiful creation before me, the restless soul longs to enjoy its liberty and rest beyond its bound.
The country in which I live is not my native country, that lies elsewhere, and it must always be the center of my longings.
The great majority of men use their own short-sighted ideas as a yardstick for measuring the divine omnipotence.
Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.
Faith doesn't wait until it understands; in that case it wouldn't be faith.
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
That's the thing about faith. If you don't have it you can't understand it. And if you do, no explanation is necessary.
Our body is not made of iron. Our strength is not that of stone. Live and hope in the Lord, and let your service be according to reason.
No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.
It is faith, and not reason, which impels men to action. ... Intelligence is content to point out the road, but never drives us along it.
Faith consists, not in ignorance, but in knowledge, and that, not only of God, but also of the divine will.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm, a state of intellectual magnificence which we must not squander on our way through life.
All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before a single word: faith.
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.
Seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being.
It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason.
There is no object that we see; no action that we do; no good that we enjoy; no evil that we feel, or fear, but we may make some spiritual advantage of all: and he that makes such improvement is wise, as well as pious.
Faith is the continuation of reason.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Reason is the triumph of the intellect, faith of the heart.
Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right. By this we reach divinity.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Faith is believing what we cannot prove.
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Faith is a higher faculty than reason.
Faith is reason grown courageous.
Faith is the result of the act of the will, following upon a conviction that to believe is a duty.
So often we have a kind of vague, wistful longing that the promises of Jesus should be true. The only way really to enter into them is to believe them with the clutching intensity of a drowning man.
Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.
If life is a comedy to him who thinks, and a tragedy to him who feels, it is a victory to him who believes.
You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.
It is by believing in roses that one brings them to bloom.
If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe.
Loving is half of believing.
A faith that sets bounds to itself, that will believe so much and no more, that will trust so far and no further, is none.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Doubt is a necessity of the mind, faith of the heart.
For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.
My faith has wavered but has saved me.
Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.
To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.
O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?
In the midst of your doubts, don't forget how many of the important questions God does answer.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
It is impossible on reasonable grounds to disbelieve miracles.
How desperately we wish to maintain our trust in those we love! In the face of everything, we try to find reasons to trust. Because losing faith is worse than falling out of love.
Faith is kind of like jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet. If God doesn't catch you, you splatter. But how do you know whether or not He is going to catch you unless you jump out?
Faith ... acts promptly and boldly on the occasion, on slender evidence.
The will of God will not take you where the grace of God cannot keep you.
Without risk, faith is an impossibility.
If it wasn't for faith, there would be no living in this world; we couldn't even eat hash with any safety.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next, or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way. A Higher Intelligence than the mortal sees the road before us.
Faith is an assent of the mind and a consent of the heart, consisting mainly of belief and trust.
The relation of faith between subject and object is unique in every case. Hundreds may believe, but each has to believe by himself.
Whether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic which restores our spirits.
Maybe the tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten that we are each divine.
We cannot hand our faith to one another. ... Even in the Middle Ages, when faith was theoretically uniform, it was always practically individual.
Every human being is born without faith. Faith comes only through the process of making decisions to change before we can be sure it's the right move.
I believe devoutly in the Word. The Word can save all, destroy all, stop the inevitable, and express the inexpressible.
To believe in God is to yearn for His existence, and furthermore, it is to act as if He did exist.
The principle part of faith is patience.
I've been readen th Bible an a hunten God fer a long while-off an on- but it ain't so easy as picken up a nickel off the floor.
In prayer one must hold fast and never let go, because the one who gives up loses all. If it seems that no one is listening to you, then cry out even louder. If you are driven out of one door, go back in by the other.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
Can a faith that does nothing be called sincere?
Faith without works is dead.
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
I pray hard, work hard, and leave the rest to God.
All effort is in the last analysis sustained by faith that it is worth making.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel towards our distant goal.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Possessing faith is not convenient. You still have to live it.
Faith is a curious thing, It must be renewed; it has its own spring.
However much we do to avoid them, we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
No faith is our own that we have not arduously won.
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
It is only mercenaries who expect to be paid by the day.
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and the temporal.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
Faith is hidden household capital.
Faith is the soul riding at anchor.
Faith is ... knowing with your heart.
Faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
Faith, as an intellectual state, is self-reliance.
Faith is the subtle chain which binds us to the infinite.
Faith is nothing but obedience and piety.
Faith is a theological virtue that inclines the mind, under the influence of the will and grace, to yield firm assent to revealed truths, because of the authority of God.
Faith is the only known cure for fear.
What's up is faith, what's down is heresy.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
Faith is the final triumph over incongruity, the final assertion of the meaningfulness of existence.
Faith is an encounter in which God takes and keeps the initiative.
Faith is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
Faith is a practical attitude of the will.
Faith is a total attitude of the self.
Faith is nothing else than trust in the divine mercy promised in Christ.
Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
Faith is a bridge across the gulf of death.
Faith is verification by the heart; confession by the tongue; action by the limbs.
Faith is a certitude without proofs ... a sentiment, for it is a hope; it is an instinct, for it precedes all outward instruction.
Faith is the proper name of religious experience.
Faith is the soul's adventure.
Faith is obedience, nothing else.
Faith is the response of our spirits to beckonings of the eternal.
Faith is a knowledge of the benevolence of God toward us, and a certain persuasion of His veracity.
Faith is loyalty to some inspired teacher, some spiritual hero.
Faith is God's work within us.
To me, faith means not worrying.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Faith is a gift of God which man can neither give nor take away by promise of rewards, or menaces of torture.
Faith is primarily a process of identification; the process by which the individual ceases to be himself and becomes part of something eternal.
Faith is the function of the heart.
Faith implies the disbelief of a lesser fact in favor of a greater.
The great act of faith is when a man decides that he is not God.
Faith is the little night-light that burns in a sick-room; as long as it is there, the obscurity is not complete, we turn towards it and await the daylight.
Faith is the summit of the Torah.
Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place.
Faith is courage; it is creative, while despair is always destructive.
Faith is to believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open.
Faith begins as an experiment and ends as an experience.
Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
Faith is not a storm cellar to which men and women can flee for refuge from the storms of life. It is, instead, an inner force that gives them the strength to face those storms and their consequences with serenity of spirit.
Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Faith is the force of life.
Faith is a kind of betting, or speculation.
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Not truth, but faith it is that keeps the world alive.
Truth is simply whatever you can bring yourself to believe.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings.
The opposite of having faith is having self-pity.
Out of the chill and the shadow, Into the thrill and the shine; Out of the dearth and the famine, Into the fullness divine.
Faith is necessary to victory.
Faith is that quality or power by which the things desired become the things possessed.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
Father! Blessed word.
Faith assuages, guides, restores.
Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
We do not believe until we want a thing and feel that we shall die if it is not granted to us, and then we kneel and believe.
Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
I am living on hope and faith ... a pretty good diet when the mind will receive them.
Faith is the sturdiest, the most manly of the virtues. It lies behind our pluckiest... strivings. It is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine.
There is one inevitable criterion of judgment touching religious faith ... Can you reduce it to practice? If not, have none of it.
Strike from mankind the principle of faith, and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Be thou faithful unto death.
Faith is one of the forces by which men live; the total absence of it means collapse.
Pity the human being who is not able to connect faith within himself with the infinite.... He who has faith has ... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well-even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
Faith is a gift of God.
Through the dark and stormy night Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God's own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be-in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm.
Faith may be relied upon to produce sustained action and, more rarely, sustained contemplation.
The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith.
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.
The historic glory of America lies in the fact that it is the one nation that was founded like a church. That is, it was founded on a faith that was not merely summed up after it had exited, but was defined before it existed.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weather is that which is woven of conviction.
The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is ... lack of faith.
You do build in darkness if you have faith. When the light returns you have made of yourself a fortress which is impregnable to certain kinds of trouble; you may even find yourself needed and sought by others as a beacon in their dark.
It is by faith that poetry, as well as devotion, soars above this dull earth; that imagination breaks through its clouds, breathes a purer air, and lives in a softer light.
Religious faith, indeed, relates to that which is above us, but it must arise from that which is within us.
Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God.
Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.
A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.
In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
For the believer, there is no question; for the non-believer, there is no answer.
Life without faith in something is too narrow a space in which to live.
Something will turn up.