Inspiring Quotes for Faith

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
Abdul Kalam

God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.
Ayn Rand

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
B. C. Forbes

Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
Edwin Louis Cole

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.
Elie Wiesel

I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
Pat Buckley

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
Michael Malone

Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.
Thomas More

I seek a deeper truth, but I don’t think I have to go to a building designated for worship to find it.
Ted Lange

Knowlegeable Quotes

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.
Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr

A day is Eternity’s seed, and we are its Gardeners.
Erika Harris

People cannot go wrong, if you don’t let them. They cannot go right, unless you let them.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938

The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, “The Last Tournament,” Idylls of the King

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
Sara Teasdale, “The Philosopher”

Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it – torn up to irrecoverable tatters.
Samuel Butler

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Witty Quotes

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning.
Robert Brault

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
Elbert Hubbard

On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved: “If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.”
Confucian Analects

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Jimmy Johnson

What a strange narrowness of mind now is that, to think the things we have not known are better than the things we have known.
Samuel Johnson

To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
John W. Gardner

There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier)

Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised.
William Hale White

23 – The Daily Show Quote by Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

See, all of this real America and fake America can get a little hard to figure out. For instance, you may live in a small town, where they make good people, but you live in a gay state, like Massachusetts-are you real or are you fake? Or you may live in a big city, but you still have a healthy mistrust of Muslims. So for those of you who are confused as to whether or not you’re a real American, it’s quite simple. Let me see if I can help you out. [pulls out a dry-erase board and writes the following equation] Just multiply your town’s population (P) by the average price of a local cup of coffee (picture of coffee cup), plus its number of art-house movie theaters (house), times the number of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK); then divide by the number of pieces of identification you need to buy a Sudafed in your town (pill), times the number of people who wear trucker hats in your town minus the actual number of truckers (trucker hat), multiply that by 1 over the houses of worship-not counting synagogues, of course (cross)-minus the number of bars in your town. That’s supposed to be a bottle. If the answer equals less than 10, congratulations, odds are very good that you’re a real American.

Jon Stewart

On Sarah Palin’s comments on how small towns are “real America”

Quotation ~ Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

It is fit and proper to raise the question sharply, what is this rigid color-bar in the administration of justice? Why is it that in this courtroom I face a white magistrate, am confronted by a white prosecutor, and escorted into the dock by a white orderly? Can anyone honestly and seriously suggest that in this type of atmosphere the scales of justice are evenly balanced? Why is it that no African in the history of this country has ever had the honor of being tried by his own kith and kin, by his own flesh and blood? I will tell Your Worship why: the real purpose of this rigid color-bar is to ensure that the justice dispensed by the courts should conform to the policy of the country, however much that policy might be in conflict with the norms of justice accepted in judiciaries throughout the civilized world.

Nelson Mandela

Zeus Quote by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Zeus, n. – The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog. Some explorers who have touched upon the shores of America, and one who professes to have penetrated a considerable distance to the interior, have thought that these four names stand for as many distinct deities, but in his monumental work on Surviving Faiths, Frumpp insists that the natives are monotheists, each having no other god than himself, whom he worships under many sacred names.

Ambrose Bierce

The Devil’s Dictionary (1911)