“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
“Faith is a passionate intuition.”
– William Wordsworth
““Faith” is a fine invention
For Gentlemen who see!
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency!”
– Emily Dickinson
“Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right.”
– John Donne
“What you call faith I call the soul’s foreknowledge of the Highest Truth”
– Sri Chinmoy.
“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”
– Blaise Pascal
“Faith can move mountains, but don’t be surprised if God hands you a shovel.”
– Author Unknown
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
– Khalil Gibran
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
– Saint Augustine
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
– Thomas Aquinas
“Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.”
– Paul Brunton
“If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.”
– Swami Vivekananda
“Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always and in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light.”
“When I approached God at that time, I hardly had a living faith in Him. The agnostic was in me, the atheist was in me, the sceptic was in me and I was not absolutely sure that there was a God at all. I did not feel His presence. Yet something drew me to the truth of the Vedas, the truth of the Gita, the truth of the Hindu religion.”
– Sri Aurobindo The Uttarpara Address (1909)
“If one has faith, one has everything.”
– Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.849
“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“The fruit of silence is prayer
the fruit of prayer is faith
the fruit of faith is love
the fruit of love is service
the fruit of service is peace.”
– Mother Teresa
“Doubt is an old disease.
Faith is an old medicine.
Compassion is an old doctor.
Concern is an old nurse.”
– Sri Chinmoy
Photo top: Sharani, Sri Chinmoy Centre galleries