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Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.
May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that faith is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Faith is not a thing which one loses, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
There is no such thing as a lack of faith. We all have plenty of faith, it's just that we have faith in the wrong things. We have faith in what can't be done rather than what can be done. We have faith in lack rather than abundance but there is no lack of faith. Faith is a law.
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.
Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -- a thing which can never be demonstrated.
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it-likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]
Everything you can imagine is real.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I am always with myself and it is I who am my tormentor.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
She concedes that she's the one she pleases.
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.
Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
People blame themselves for the purpose of being praised.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.
An overburdened, over-stretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people
This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.
Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
What is art but a way of seeing?
Lord, let me live until I die.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense
The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.
The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step -- it is an old business procedure.
Public opinion contains all kinds of falsity and truth, but it takes a great man to find the truth in it. The great man of the age is the one who can put into words the will of his age, tell his age what its will is, and accomplish it. What he does is the heart and the essence of his age, he actualizes his age. The man who lacks sense enough to despise public opinion expressed in gossip will never do anything great.
The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.
I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called scientific mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.
A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
A person's worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.
Security is the priceless product of freedom. Only the strong can be secure, and only in freedom can men produce those material resources which can secure them from want at home and against aggression from abroad.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'Tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.
But when I don't smoke I scarcely feel as if I'm living. I don't feel as if I'm living unless I'm killing myself.
What I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can't do and how there's not enough time in which to do it, isn't that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that's what I get. You see, I recognize that it's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it.
If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.
Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conners, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford--but you'll take him anyway.
O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul.
Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.
Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.
No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes that he who distrusts them.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
A blond in a red dress can do without introductions -- but not without a bodyguard.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?
Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart, is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiless, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself.
I drink a lot of Diet Coke and belch. I've been known to use the f word.
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.
No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
You can't think and hit the ball at the same time.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.
A man must learn to forgive himself.
Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.
How soon not now, becomes never.
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long.

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