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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. -- George Eliot

To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power. -- Eric Hoffer

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. -- Mark Twain

To try to be better is to be better. -- Charlotte Cushman

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. -- Pearl Buck

He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. -- Horace

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. -- Comte de Buffon

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
-- John Burroughs

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
-- Euripides
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Desire, ask, believe, receive. -- Stella Terrill Mann

He never sold the truth to serve the hour,
Nor paltered with Eternal God for power.

-- Lord Alfred Tennyson

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try. -- Mother Teresa
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. -- Mother Teresa
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience. -- Henry Miller
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. -- Indian Proverb

Religion is the past; faith is the future. -- Bill Purdin

Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain. -- Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine

Past the seeker as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them . . . he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?" . . . God said, "I did do something. I made you."
-- Sufi teaching story

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
-- Saint Theresa

Hope is the river you must cross. Faith is the bridge you cannot see. -- Bill Purdin

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

The share we have in the knowledge of truth, such as it is, has not been acquired by our own powers. God has taught us ... his wonderful secrets; our faith is not of our acquiring, it is purely the gift of another?s bounty. -- Michel de Montaigne

Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone. -- Roy R. Gilson

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
-- Buckminster Fuller

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.
-- W. G. Sumner

The day I broke my foot, I thought my dreams were over. But God works in mysterious ways. -- Laura Wilkinson, after winning the 10-meter Platform Gold Medal in Sydney. Six months before the 2000 Olympics, she broke three toes on her right foot in a dive that yesterday won the Gold Medal for her when she performed it perfectly. In her painful rehabilitation, she practiced dives underwater and stood, in her cast, for six hours a day on a diving platform practicing her push-offs.

A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and castrophies, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them. -- Victor Frankl

Never put a period where God has placed a comma. -- Anonymous

Each day the world is born anew. -- Robert Lowell

Begin to weave and God will give the thread. -- European Proverb
Continual cheerfulness is a sign of true wisdom. -- Anonymous

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
-- Mary McLeod Bethune

The divine guidance often comes when the horizon is the blackest.
-- Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

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