Great Throughts Treasury

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James B. Walker

Men with intellectual light alone may make advances without moral principle, but without that moral principle which gospel faith produces, permanent progress is impossible.

Character | Faith | Light | Men | Progress |

Joseph L. Baron

A brilliant mind without faith is like a beautiful face without eyes.

Faith | Mind | Wisdom |

Leo Baeck

Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world; through action he is to give to it a meaning.

Action | Faith | Man | Meaning | Wisdom | World |

Hal Borland, formally Harold Glen Borland

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.

Faith | Man | Reason | Time | Universe | Wisdom | Wise |

John Christian Bovee

We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures. In the assurance of strength there is strength; and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.

Cause | Distrust | Faith | Life | Life | Self | Strength | Unhappiness | Wisdom |

Richard Cecil

A contemplative life has more the appearance of a life of piety than any other; but it is the divine plan to bring faith into activity and exercise.

Appearance | Faith | Life | Life | Piety | Plan | Wisdom |

Richard Cecil

How simply I can trust in man, and how little in God! How unreasonable is a pure act of faith in one like ourselves, if we cannot repose the same faith in God.

Faith | God | Little | Man | Repose | Trust | Wisdom |

George Barrell Cheever

For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever present sense of humor; it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.

Enjoyment | Faith | Health | Humor | Life | Life | Present | Providence | Sense | Wisdom |

William R. Catton, Jr.

To keep from gravitating toward genocidal conflict, we must stop demanding perpetual progress. For quiet nonpolitical reasons, governments and politicians cannot achieve the paradise they habitually promise. Political leaders who continue to dangle before their constituents enticing carrots that are becoming unattainable hasten the erosion of faith in political processes. Circumstances have ceased to be what they were when the once-New World’s myth of limitlessness made sense.

Circumstances | Faith | Myth | Paradise | Progress | Promise | Quiet | Sense | Wisdom | World |

Horace Bushnell

Anxiety is a word of unbelief or unreasoning dread. We have no right to allow it. Full faith in God puts it to rest.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Dread | Faith | God | Rest | Right | Unbelief | Wisdom | God |

Theodore Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

It is the easiest thing in the world for us to obey God when He command us to do what we like, and to trust Him when the path is all sunshine. The real victory of faith is to trust God in the dark, and through the dark. Let us be assured of this, that if the lesson and the rod are of His appointing, and that His all-wise love has engineered the deep tunnel of trial on the heavenward road, He will never desert us during the discipline. The vital thing for us is not to deny and desert Him.

Discipline | Faith | God | Lesson | Love | Trust | Will | Wisdom | Wise | World | Trial | God |

John Dewey

The future of religion is connected with the possibility of developing a faith in the possibilities of human experience and human relationships that will create a vital sense of the solidarity of human interests and inspire action to make that sense a reality.

Action | Experience | Faith | Future | Reality | Religion | Sense | Will | Wisdom |

Theodore Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Tears never yet saved a soul. Hell is full of weepers weeping over lost opportunities, perhaps over the rejection of an offered Saviour. Your Bible does not say, “Weep, and be saved.” It says, “Believe, and be saved.” Faith is better than feeling.

Better | Bible | Faith | Hell | Soul | Tears | Wisdom | Bible |

Samuel Hanson Cox

The faith that only reaches to the head, will never sanctify the heart.

Faith | Heart | Will | Wisdom |

John Dewey

"Faith is tendency toward action." According to such a view, faith is the matrix of formulated creeds and the inspiration of endeavor... Faith in its newer sense signifies that experience itself is the sole ultimate authority.

Action | Authority | Experience | Faith | Inspiration | Sense | Wisdom |

Frederick W. Cropp

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.

Faith | Wisdom | World |