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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Faith

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

Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and obeys it. -- Louis Pasteur

Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel. -- Georgette Mosbacher

Have faith in yourself; faith in the infinite. -- Napoleon Hill

Heaven never helps the man who will not act. -- Sophocles

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men and women however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. -- G.K. Chesterton

It is a hard rule of life, and I believe a healthy one, that no great plan is ever carried out without meeting and overcoming endless obstacles that come up to try the skill of a man's hand, the quality of his courage, and the endurance of his faith. -- Donald Douglas

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

Material success may result in the accumulation of possessions; but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them. -- Nido Qubein

Risk is stepping outside your comfort zone to a place where you cannot predict with any degree of certainty the outcome of your actions. Risk is taking on something that holds an enormous chance of failure. Most importantly, risk is the only key to outrageous success. --Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric

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

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

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, But wiser people so full of doubts.  --Bertrand Russel

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who grow hopeless about them.

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. -- St. Augustine

When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. -- Barbara J. Winter

When you have come to the edge of all that you know and are about to step off into the darkness Faith is knowing one of two things will happen-- There will be something solid to stand on, or You will be taught to fly. --unknown

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. -- Benjamin Franklin

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

You don't have to see the whole staircase; just that the first step. -- Martin Luther King, JR

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end - which you can never afford to lose - with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be. -- James Stockdale


"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

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