"Do you think, Madame, that in heaven we will really get to see God face-to-face?"
"What if you’re blind?"
"I’d expect that if God wants us to see something, we’ll see it." Monsieur LeBlanc and his daughter, Marie-Laure LeBlanc (characters) in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
"Faith is something that one has or doesn't have; one doesn't construct it. The one thing I do believe is that of all the possible views of God, atheism is the least plausible. The idea that there's no meaning or purpose or origin - that the universe is as it always was, is to me entirely implausible for reasons of physics, apart from faith. Because if you reason back to the first causes, and if you're an atheist, you get to a logical contradiction." Charles Krauthammer March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist.
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
"It wasn't luck that made them fly; it was hard work and common sense; they put their whole heart and soul and all their energy into an idea and they had the faith." John Thomas Daniels, Jr. (July 31, 1873 – January 31, 1948) was the amateur photographer who took the photograph of the Wright brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903.
"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith." Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), US theologian and political activist.
"When you come to the edge of all the light you have and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly." Patrick Overton, director of the Front Porch Institute in Astoria, Oregon. The Institute is dedicated to creating resources for community arts and community cultural development. Return to Quotations for Daily Use Menu!
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