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Anton ChekhovWhen one longs for a drink, it seems as though one could drink a whole ocean—that is faith; but when one begins to drink, one can only drink altogether two glasses—that is science.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Blaise PascalFaith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Blaise PascalIf you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Blaise PascalIn faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Friedrich NietzscheFaith: not wanting to know what the truth is.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Immanuel KantI had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.

—  Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenFaith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Ambrose BierceFaith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Ambrose BierceInfidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Eric HofferAbsolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonSorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Christopher HitchensFaith is the surrender of the mind; it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals.

—  Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011, British-American journalist & writer

Lord ByronI have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Martin Luther KingFaith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Jules RenardFaith in work is probably another useless faith.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

André GideBe faithful to that which exists within yourself.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Anton ChekhovFaith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergFirst we have to believe, and then we believe.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Movie Quotes

Peter PanAll it takes is faith and trust.

—  from the film Peter Pan

The Bucket List (2007)-I envy people who have faith, I just can't get my head around it.
- Maybe because your head's in the way.

—  from the film The Bucket List (2007)


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