01 October 2008

Wordful Wednesday

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. --Albert Einstein

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself --Muhammad Ali

Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action. --Henry Chester

All effort is in the last analysis sustained by the faith that it is worth making. --Ordway Tead

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest. --Sarah Ban Breathnach Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. --Samuel Butler

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. --Helen Keller

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. --Norman Vincent Peale Positive Thinking Every Day

Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hands on the door-latch they die outside --Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mason asks but a narrow shelf to spring his brick from, man requires only an infinitely narrower one to spring his arch of faith from. --Henry David Thoreau
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all. --Eleanor Roosevelt

The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome. --John Haggai

Leaders are the custodians of a nation's ideals, of the beliefs it cherishes, of its permanent hopes, of the faith which makes a nation out of a mere aggregation of individuals --Walter Lippmann

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. --
Helen Keller

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe. --Albert Einstein

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Minister, Civil Rights Leader

I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness. --Mother Teresa

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking --Kahlil Gibran

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; A great faith will bring heaven to your soul. --Charles Spurgeon

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today; Let us move forward with strong and active faith. --Franklin D. Roosevelt

A little more patience, a little more charity for all, a little more devotion, a little more love; with less bowing down to the past, and a silent ignoring of pretended authority; brave looking forward to the future with more faith in our fellows, and the race will be ripe for a great burst of light and life. --Elbert Hubbard

To sleep is an act of faith --Barbara G. Harrison

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. --
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955) Educator

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. --St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. --Arthur C. Clarke

Humanity's first sin was faith; the first virtue was doubt --Unknown


AirmanMom said...

ness.... thanks for sharing these beautiful words!
Faith...I believe your life over the past few weeks speaks volumes!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Alice said...

Beautiful. Even though I didn't get her til Thursday! :) I look forward to this post every week. It is my oasis in the middle of chaos. Hope all continues to be well at your house.