Favorite Quotations ~ Faith, 4 Walking the Bible

"I am profitably engage reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance of faith, and you will live and die a better man." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Mary, Blessed Mother

In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. ~ Alexander The Great

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Faith is not making religious-sounding nosies in the daytime. It is asking your inmost self questions at night--and then getting up and going to work. ~ Mary Jean Irion

It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve him. Serving him, I add to my own good and the good of the world. Not serving him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was my power to create. ~ Leo Tolstoy

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine. ~ James Joyce

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Nature has created us with the capacity to know God, to experience God. ~ Alice Walker

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. ~ James Freeman Clarke

It is not God's function to create or uncreate the circumstances of your life. God created You, in the image and likeness of God. You have created the rest. ~ Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. ~ William Penn

For man plans, but God arranges. ~ Thomas Kempis

Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same. ~ Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums