Faith Quotes

Faith Quotes

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
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I believe so that I may understand.
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Faith perceives truth sooner than experience can.
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When you’re weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all; I’m on your side. Oh! when times get rough and friends just can’t be found, like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down.
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I believe that for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night a candle glows.
I believe that for everyone that goes astray somebody cares and knows the way
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Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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The limits of faith are the mental barriers or doubts of one’s own making.
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Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
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Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death, to break the shock blind nature cannot shun, and lands Thought smoothly on the further shore.
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The rainbow of God’s promises is always above the trials and storms of life.
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It is the heart that senses God, and not the reason.That is what faith is, God perceptible to the heart and not to reason.
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When the way seems long
And the day is dark,
And our hearts are heavy
With worry and care
And we are lost
In the depths of despair….
That is the time
When Faith alone
Can lead us out of
“The dark unknown,”
For Faith to believe
When the way is rough
To pull us through
And bring us
Strength and comfort, too.
For all we really ever need
Is, “Do you believe?”
For if you do,
” Ye shall receive!”
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Leave this chanting and singing and telling of beads! Whom dost thou worship in this lonely dark corner of a temple with doors all shut? Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee!
He is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and where the partmaker is breaking stones. He is with them in sun and in shower, and his garment is covered with dust. Put off thy holy mantle and even like him come down on the dusty soil!
Deliverance? Where is this deliverance to be found? Our master himself has joyfully taken upon him the bonds of creation; he is bound with us all forever.
Come out of thy meditations and leave aside thy flowers and incense! What harm is there if thy clothes become tattered and stained? Meet him and stand by him in toil and in the sweat of thy brow.
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Without faith, we are as stained glass windows in the dark.
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Through this dark and stormy night
Faith beholds a feeble light
Up the blackness streaking;
Knowing Gods’s own time is best,
In a patient hope I rest
For the full day-breaking!
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The higher into space man goes
The more he learns, the less he knows
For the wonderment of God abounds
And all his handiwork surrounds.
The endless mystery of the skies
And all that silently beyond them lies
For Faith is a Foe to Science…
They’re linked in very close alliance
And as men seek and search to find
The answer to the Finite Mind
They also find that more and more
Discovery is an open Door
To Faith in the Almighty one…
Who made the sky and sea and sun.
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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
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These struggling tides of life that seem in aimless wayward course to tend, are eddies of the mighty stream that rolls to its appointed end.
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If you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.
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The dreams we dream can be fulfilled,
If when we dream
We also build,
And we can build the dreams we choose,
Depending on
The tools we use…
If we would build to greater heights.
We have to raise
Our hopes and sights,
When hopes and sights are only small,
We can’t build lofty,
High and tall!
Thoughts must be high, if we’d build high,
But faith has wings,
So why not fly?
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Life is fragile – handle with prayer.
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Fear not tomorrow, God is already there.
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No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green which it wakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to live to see the harvest. All works that is worth anything is done in faith.
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Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
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Peace in the storm,
Calm in the effort,
Joy in the surrender,
A luminous Faith,
And you will become aware of the Lord’s constant presence.
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Be grateful for all ordeals, they are the shortest way to the Divine.
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All sincere prayers are granted, every call is answered.
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Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
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No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
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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.
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All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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If you pray, you will believe, if you believe you will love, and if you love, you will serve.
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He who has faith has everything, and he who lacks faith lacks everything. It is faith in the name of the Lord that works wonders; faith is life and doubt is death.
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Every dark night is followed by dawn. Tides are the principles of nature, but a man with faith never feels perturbed when faced with ups and downs of life, and one who is faithless, becomes hapless and helpless. One who has full faith in his chosen path treads forwards his destination jumping over the trenches, pits and thorns and ultimately reaches his goal triumphantly.
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What a wonderful God we have…who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does He do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.
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Doubters invert the metaphor and insist that they need faith as big as a mountain in order to move a mustard seed.
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Serious doubt is confirmation of faith. It indicates the seriousness of the concern, its unconditional character.
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I read somewhere that the future has two handles. We can take hold of tomorrow by the handle of anxiety or by the handle of faith, and if you grasp Tomorrow with Faith, you know the handle won’t fall off.
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Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.
I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindle the light of reason in my mind.
I shall every try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.
And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.
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When we believe that nothing comes to us expect through our heavenly Father, then suffering begins to make a little sense to us – not much, I admit, but a little bit, and that’s all God needs to work in our lives, just a mustard seed of faith.
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Security comes from knowing that God never changes.
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Just as there comes a warm sunbeam into every cottage window, so comes a love – born of God’s care for every separate need.
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Are you dismayed, lonely, afraid, thinking yourself forsaken? God is your stay, Trust Him and pray; new hope He will awaken!
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When we see not our way through some trial or difficulty, we have only to look to God, and to wait in patience, and in due time His light will come and guide us.
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You call for faith: I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists. The more of doubt, the stronger faith, I say, If faith o’er comes doubt.
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If I love each budding tree, each flower petal, leaf, and stem, then how much more should I revere the God who has created them.
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The lightning and thunder,
They go and they come,
But the stars and the stillness are always at home.
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Be assured when you see a tear on a cheek, a heart is touched.
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In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
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Without faith a man can do nothing, with it all things are possible.
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I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.
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You’re someone who knows this secret that’s more precious than silver or gold – the love and the joy that you give away will come back to you many fold!
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At last, when I woke from my slumber and opened my eyes, I saw thee standing by me, flooding my sleep with thy smile. How I had feared that the path was long and wearisome and the struggle to reach thee was hard!
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In the night of weariness let me give myself up to sleep without struggle, resting my trust upon thee.
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These my lamps are blown out at every little puff of wind, and trying to light them I forget…But I shall be wise this time and wait in the dark…and whenever it is thy pleasure, my lord, come silently and take thy seat here.
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I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power, – that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.
But I find that they thy will knows no end in me. And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart…
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And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children…you shall see Him walking in the cloud…and smiling in flowers…
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In many an idle day have I grieved over lost time. But it is never lost, my Lord. Thou has taken every moment of my life in thine own hands. Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts, buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness.
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Impossible dreams are impossible expert for a man of faith.
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Take away your hands and silently put up with your defeat, my heart, and think it your good fortune to sit perfectly still where you are placed.
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O Fool, to try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders!
O beggar, to come to beg at thy own door!
Leave all thy burdens on his hands who can bear all…
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Infinite is thy mansion, my lord…. I have come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish – no happiness… Oh, dip my emptied life that ocean, plunge it into the deepest fullness.
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The morning will surely come, the darkness will vanish, and thy voice pour down in golden streams breaking through the sky.
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You are the One we worship,
You are the One we ask for help,
Show us the straight path.
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We arrive upon this earth alone, we depart alone; this time called life was meant to share.
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Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
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Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
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How easy it is to say a vague “help me to be a better person.” How hard to pray for the specific sin we have committed!
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The healing powers of our bodies are there, just to be used.
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Many come closest to God at their lowest moments. It’s pretty painful to get to that point, but when you do, God is there.
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The prayer of confession must be honest, the whole truth about what we did and what motivated us – with the intention to change.
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We pray for others by not only praying the words but experiencing the suffering of others in our heart. Pray caring.
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Successful is the one who purifies himself, remembers the name of his Lord, and prays.
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If you are negligent about your prayer, you will be more negligent about other things.
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If you begin to live life relating to the God who is all around you, every moment becomes a prayer.
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Faith is the basis of every act. You don’t run away from the barber because he is armed with a sharp razor.
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The greatest Holy War is the struggle to perfect oneself and become a purer and more ethical person.
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Prayer reminds us that we are not alone.
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Many lunge for religion at the first sign of indigestion or chest pain.
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God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes but everybody who looks at it sees something different.
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The more you know, the more you forgive.
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There is no point in burying a hatchet if you if you are going to put a marker on the site.
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Temptation usually walks in through a door that has deliberately been left open.
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Faith sees the reality that the human eye cannot see.
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Faith can never be weighed in the balance nor tested in the laboratory; it is the most wonderful thing.
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The dead take to the grave, clutched in their hands, only what they have given away.
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Chance is a pseudonym that God uses when he does not want to sign His name.
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You can never fully recover from a deep injury done to you until you forgive.
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We have two freedoms: the false where we are free to do what we desire; the true where we are free to do what we ought.
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God hides things by putting them near us.
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God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs or kick ourselves too easily.
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Let go and let God.
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Prayer brings us halfway to God, fasting brings us to His door, and alms-giving get us admission.
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Do not allow your hatred for others to turn you away from justice. Deal justly; this is nearer to true piety.
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What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to Him
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God does the second half; He expects you to do the first half.
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God gives talent; our effort transforms talent into genius.
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We can count the seeds in a fruit. Only God can count the fruits in one seed.
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God doesn’t have to put His name on a rose because nobody else makes roses.
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Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
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You don’t get to choose how, when or where you are going to die. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.
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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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The believers are those who free slaves, feed the orphans and the poor, and show mercy.
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If we could all hear one another’s prayers, God might be relieved of some of His burden.
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When we are willing and eager, God joins in.
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The important things have to be believed to be seen.
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One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interest.
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Deep faith removes fear.
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Whoever believes in God and does what is right shall have nothing to fear or regret.
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It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give, when unasked, through understanding.
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You don’t become a better person because you’re suffering; but you become a better person because you have experienced suffering.
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Conscience is a small, inner voice that does not speak your language.
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The world cannot always understand a person’s profession of faith, but it can understand service.
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Faith is building on what you know is here, so that you can reach what you know is there.
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The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
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The Holy Book is a Reminder to all creation.
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Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
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Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
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Adam and Eve’s first gardening rule: it’s best to follow instructions!
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Regular prayer must be regarded by doctors as the most adequate and normal of all the pacifiers and calmers of the nerves.
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A dollar can look so big when you take it to a place of worship, and so small when you take it to the store.
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Three hard tasks: returning love for hate; including the excluded; and saying “I was wrong.”
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We can’t appreciate light if we haven’t known darkness. Nor can we appreciate warmth if we have not suffered cold.
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Through medicine has increased man’s life span the mortality rate remains the same. It remains one per person.
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Even if marriages are made in heaven, the married couples are still responsible for maintenance.
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The meaning of life cannot be told; it has to happen to a person.
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The tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
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Truly, with every difficulty, there is relief.
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A person who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.
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Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times – they had nobody to talk about.
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We couldn’t conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
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It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
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We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.
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The most important things in life aren’t things.
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A good sermon leaves you wondering how the preacher knew so much about you.
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Humility is a strange thing. The moment you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it.
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You will discover the meaning of life when you plant shade trees under which you know you’ll never sit.
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If God had really intended man to fly, he would have made it easier to get to the airport!
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Now and then it is good to take a rest from our pursuit of happiness, and just be happy.
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Deceiving someone for his own good is a responsibility that should be shouldered only by God.
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A coincidence is a small miracle where God has chosen to remain anonymous.
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The Almighty does not show mercy to the one who does not show mercy to others.
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A little while and I will be gone from among you, whither I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night.
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Religious faith is not a storm cellar for refuge from the pain of life. It is, instead, an inner strength that enables us to fave those storms with hope and serenity.
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Knowledge of the End is with the Creator alone.
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The prayer most acceptable to God comes from a thankful heart.
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Becoming religious does not mean giving up the things of earth but exchanging them for better things that will lead us to the straight and happy path.
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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
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Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and those who love it are not equal to those who live it.
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To seek God means first of all to let yourself be found by Him.
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The value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us but that we will finally hear Him.
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In serving the poorest, we are directly serving God.
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The perfect journey is circular – the joy of departure and the joy of return.
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We and God have business with each other; and in opening ourselves to His influence, our deepest destiny is fulfilled.
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Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry during the day and too sleepy to worry at night.
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The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God’s mind – a pretty uneasy thought, especially if you’ve just paid a deposit on your house.
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The moment one commits oneself to a good cause, Providence moves also. A stream of events issues from that commitment, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
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Modern man worships science, but science tells him only what is possible, not what is right.
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Don’t get to the end of life and discover that you just lived the length of it. Learn now to live the width of it as we’ll.
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No one ever promised us a life free from disappointment. If we can accept this, we will be able to recognize that forgiveness and love are the tools to live fully in this life.
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The power of life comes from within; go there. Pray; meditate. Reach for those luminous places in yourself where, for most of your life, you have been a stranger.
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One does not “find oneself” by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning by discipline and routine who one is and wants to be.
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Hurry and fretfulness, hatred and jealousy, too much ambition, and an unwillingness to get involved are among the ways of life that turn us away from God.
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Like all God’s creatures, enemies have a purpose in this world. They offer a criticism of one’s conduct (albeit unsought) that is not always provided by friends.
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When we call on ourselves for our utmost reserves to pursue a noble cause, mind and body ‘open’ and we see, hear and feel as never before; and in doing so, understand life.
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Skeptics want to prove by the senses what is beyond the senses.
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Some people are so busy that they can no longer concern themselves with fellow men. Even God hasn’t reached that stage yet!
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Jail is a jail for thieves. For the Gandhis and Mandelas, it is a place for reflection and worship.
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Everything free from falsehood is strength.
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Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance but taking hold of God’s willingness.
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Men can war against each other or they can coexist in frigid isolation. But our prayer is that they will learn, finally, to live as brothers.
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The purpose of life is to be useful, responsible, compassionate, and above all, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
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It’s something all of us can do: we can give our fellow man a little push.
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Pray like you see Him, and if you do see Him, know that He sees you.
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No one is a true believer until he wishes for others what he wishes for himself.
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Solitude in youth is painful because the art of living the art of living comfortably with it has not yet been learned; it is only in maturity that solitude becomes delicious.
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Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
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Among His other signs are the creation of heavens and earth and the diversity of your tongues and colours. Surely there are signs in these for all mankind.
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In some way, your deepest self is the self of all men – that you are in them as they are in you.
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Experiences of transcendence come from prayer, poetry, happiness, sorrow, courage and love. They offer answers to what our lives are about.
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What is a minority? The chosen heroes of the earth who stood in the vanguard of every moral conflict and achieved all that is noble in this world.
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Face difficult moments by reaching out to those around you. We all benefit when we share our sorrow and need, if only to say, “Pray for me.”
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There are reservoirs of strength in the touch of a healing hand, a sympathetic glance.
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Some people treat faith like a slot machine, trying to put in as little as possible and hoping to hit a jackpot!
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When I am perplexed, I seek seclusion, and in the eloquence of silence, I wait for the answers to arrive. And they do.
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A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy person needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
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Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.
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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
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