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Faith And Doubt Quotes


"Trust resides squarely between faith and doubt." - Warren G. Bennis

"Have faith in your faith-and doubt your doubts." - Robert H Schuller

"Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death." - Anonymous

"Faith embraces itself and the doubt about itself." - Paul Tillich

"When in doubt, throw doubt out and have a little faith...." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death." - Miguel De Unamuno

"In the present age doubt has become immune to faith and faith has dissociated itself from doubt." - Gabriel Vahanian

"I say, choose faith. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Faith lives in honest doubt." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Faith lives in honest doubt." - Alfred Tennyson

"faith without doubt is addiction" - Salman Rushdie

"Like belief, doubt takes a lot of different forms, from ancient Skepticism to modern scientific empiricism, from doubt in many gods to doubt in one God, to doubt that recreates and enlivens faith and doubt that is really disbelief." - Jennifer Michael Hecht

"Out of the element of participation follows the certainty of faith; out of the element of separation follows the doubt in faith. And each is essential for the nature of faith. Sometimes certainty conquers doubt, but it cannot eliminate doubt. The conquered of today may become the conqueror of tomorrow. Sometimes doubt conquers faith, but it still contains faith. Otherwise it would be indifference." - Paul Tillich

"Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt, And cling to Faith beyond the forms of Faith." - Alfred Tennyson

"I'm not embarrassed by my faith, and I'm also not embarrassed by my doubt." - John Green

"Talk faith. The world is better off without, Your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Beyond a doubt, they perish eternally who do not keep the Catholic faith entire and unchanged." - Pope Gregory XVI

"Faith is impossibilities and deaf to doubt. It listens only to God." - S. D Gordon

"First doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety and no doubt - just absolute confidence in yourself." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Take faith, for example. For many people in our world, the opposite of faith is doubt. The goal, then, within this understanding, is to eliminate doubt. But faith and doubt aren't opposites. Doubt is often a sign that your faith has a pulse, that it's alive and well and exploring and searching. Faith and doubt aren't opposites, they are, it turns out, excellent dance partners." - Rob Bell

"Doubt is but another element of faith." - Saint Augustine

"Doubt is the vestibule of faith." - Charles Caleb Colton

"One percent doubt is zero percent faith." - Oprah Winfrey

"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith." - Miguel De Unamuno

"The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds." - John Lancaster Spalding

"What if the choice isn't between certainties, between this faith and that, but between faith and doubt? Between renouncing the mystery and embracing it?" - R. Scott Bakker

"What if the choice is' between certainties, between this faith and that, but between faith and doubt? Between renouncing the mystery and embracing it?" - R. Scott Bakker

"When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith." - Ernest Holmes

"You call for faith: I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists. The more of doubt, the stronger faith, I say, If faith o'ercomes doubt." - Robert Browning

"Doubt is poison. It leads to a loss of faith in yourself, and in all that's good and true." - Dean Koontz

"Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Faith makes you stable and steady. It brings out the totality in you. Consolidation of your energy is faith. Dissemination of energy is doubt." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"In a household of faith, there is no need to fear or doubt. Choose to live by faith and not fear." - Kevin W. Pearson

"Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested." - Elizabeth Goudge

"Doubts kill more dreams than failure ever will. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear creates doubt. Replace your fears with faith and your doubts with determination." - Zig Ziglar

"Man must have just enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubt of himself to enjoy them." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"We can cross the rivers of doubt and discouragement on the bridge of faith even before we get to them" - Sterling W Sill

"Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful." - Paul Tillich

"Faith and doubt go hand in hand, they are complementaries. One who never doubts will never truly believe." - Hermann Hesse

"And I remembered something else that makes us human: faith, the only weapon in our arsenal to battle doubt." - Jodi Picoult

"Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other." - Thomas S Monson

"There's a thing that if you - somebody in faith is always troubled by doubt, and somebody by doubt is always wanted by faith. So it's a kind of paradox." - Anthony Hopkins

"As soon as we ask what faith is and what sort of mistreatment of faith causes doubt, we are led to the first major misconception about doubt-the idea that doubt is always wrong because it is the opposite of faith and the same thing as unbelief. What this error leads to is a view of faith that is unrealistic and a view of doubt that is unfair." - Os Guinness

"Doubt is part of searching. Same as faith." - Gayle Forman

"Where doubt is, there faith has no power." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Doubt is the first step towards knowledge, not faith." - Nawal El Saadawi

"Knowledge never springs from faith. It springs from doubt." - Humayun Azad

"The lack of faith is not doubt. It is certainty." - Abigail Van Buren

"O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" - Bible

"The opposite of faith is not doubt, it's certainty." - Anne Lamott

"The opposite of faith is not doubt, it's certainty." - Anne Lamott

"I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists." - Robert Browning

"Faith is what replaces doubt in my dictionary." - Philippe Petit

"You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt." - Barack Obama

"Don't doubt your faith; doubt your doubts for they are unreliable." - T. B. Joshua

"When you are in doubt, wait. Fall back on the contemplation of your vision, and increase your faith and purpose. And by all means, in times of doubt and indecision, cultivate gratitude." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Our greatest challenge today is to couple conviction with doubt. By conviction, I mean some pragmatically developed faith, trust, or centeredness; and by doubt I mean openness to the ongoing changeability, mystery, and fallibility of the conviction." - Kirk J. Schneider

"If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt....There is no believing without some doubting, and believing is all the stronger for understanding and resolving doubt." - Os Guinness

"To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid." - Christopher Hitchens

"For every gain in deep certitude there is a corresponding growth of superficial "doubt." This doubt is by no means opposed to genuine faith, but it mercilessly examines and questions the spurious "faith" of everyday life, the human faith which is nothing but the passive acceptance of conventional opinion." - Thomas Merton

"Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine." - Sean Stephenson

"Positive minds produce positive lives. Negative minds produce negative lives. Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope. Negative thoughts are always full of fear and doubt." - Joyce Meyer

"To doubt has more of faith ... than that blank negation of all such thoughts and feelings which is the lot of the herd of church-and-meeting trotters." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Hours of crisis often call for sacrifice. In matters of consequence, when have doubt and fear given the best advice? Why not heed faith, courage, and honor?" - Brandon Mull

"The majority of mankind is lazyminded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith." - T S Eliot

"The man of faith who has never experienced doubt is not a man of faith." - Thomas Merton

"He whose faith never doubted, may justly doubt of his faith." - Robert Boyle

"Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith." - Paul Tillich

"I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all." - Elie Wiesel

"Let me say here and now that faith has never done me any good, only doubt. So that is what has become my testament." - Jo Nesbo

"Love is preserved by wisdom. Destroyed by demand, tested by doubt, nourished by longing. It blossoms with faith and grows with gratitude." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"My religion recognizes no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means; and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths" - Moses Mendelssohn

"The variant readings about which any doubt remains among textual critics of the New Testament affect no material question of historic fact or of Christian faith and practice" - F. F. Bruce

"Lyndon Johnson rose above the doubt and fear to hold this Nation on course until we rediscovered our faith in ourselves." - Richard M. Nixon

"While we want doubts to give way to faith, we should be merciful and patient with those who are still in a doubt-troubled place." - Timothy Keller

"With faith, you may get stuck in a very big lie and may lose the truth forever; but with doubt, you can always reach the truth!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The character of the faith that allows us to be transformed by suffering and darkness is not doubt-free certainty; rather, it is tenacious obedience." - John Ortberg

"Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other." - Thomas S Monson

"Religious belief, like history itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning. For without doubt there is no faith." - Jon Meacham

"Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve." - Lillian Smith

"God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear." - Pierce Brosnan

"Doubt . . . impels a search for the truth. It opens the door to knowledge. Faith puts a lock on the door. Indeed, . . . faith anesthetizes the desire to seek knowledge and truth." - Vincent Bugliosi

"For nothing worthy proving can be proven, Nor yet disproven: wherefore thou be wise, Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt, And cling to Faith beyond the forms of Faith!" - Alfred Tennyson

"This is my prayer for all of us-'Lord, increase our faith.' Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. . . . Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future. . . . Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow." - Gordon B Hinckley

"This is my prayer for all of us-Lord, increase our faith. Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt.... Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future.... Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Doubt is a powerful tool. Doubt challenges my beliefs and breaks the spell of all the lies and superstitions that control my world. I use doubt to recover faith in myself, to take my power back from every superstition I believe in, and return that power to myself." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Faith is better understood as a verb than as a noun, as a process than as a possession. It is an on-again-off-again rather than once-and-for-all. Faith is not being sure where you're going but going anyway. A journey without maps. Tillich says that doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith." - Frederick Buechner

"If thy faith have no doubts, thou has just cause to doubt thy faith; and if thy doubts have no hope, thou hast just reason to fear despair; when therefore thy doubts shall exercise thy faith, keep thy hopes firm to qualify thy doubts; so shall thy faith be secured from doubts; so shall thy doubts be preserved from despair." - Francis Quarles

"But doubt is a crucial to faith as darkness is to light. Without one, the other has no context and is meaningless. Faith is, by definition, uncertainty. It is full of doubt, steeped in risk. It is about matters not of the known, but of the unknown." - Carter Heyward

"We don't need to invest all of our faith in every concept, in every symbol, in every opinion that forms the totality of our knowledge. Faith means to believe in something 100% without a doubt, and to doubt our own knowledge can seem like the most frightening thing that can happen to us." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Some days I am not sure if my faith is riddled with doubt, or whether, graciously, my doubt is riddled with faith. And yet I continue to live in a world the way a religious person lives in the world; I keep living in a world that I know to be enchanted, and not left alone. I doubt; I am uncertain; I am restless, prone to wander. And yet glimmers of holy keep interrupting my gaze." - Lauren F. Winner

"Faith is not the absence of doubt; it is continuing to follow Jesus in the midst of doubt." - J. D. Greear

"I see that I am inwardly fashioned for faith and not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear and doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry my being is gasping for breath - these are not my native air. But in faith and confidence I breath freely - these are my native air." - E Stanley Jones

"In those who rest on their unshakable faith, pharisaism and fanaticism are the unmistakable symptoms of doubt which has been repressed. Doubt is not overcome by repression but by courage. Courage does not deny that there is doubt, but it takes the doubt into itself as an expression of its own finitude and affirms the content of an ultimate concern. Courage does not need the safety of an unquestionable conviction. It includes the risk without which no creative life is possible." - Paul Tillich

"Doubt is faith in the main: but faith, on the whole, is doubt; We cannot believe by proof: but could we believe without?" - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Some days I am not sure if my faith is riddled with doubt or whether, graciously, my doubt is riddled with faith." - Lauren F. Winner

"I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me-that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns." - Anne Lamott

"The blessed Paul argues that we are saved by faith, which he declares to be not from us but a gift from God. Thus there cannot possibly be true salvation where there is no true faith, and, since this faith is divinely enabled, it is without doubt bestowed by his free generosity. Where there is true belief through true faith, true salvation certainly accompanies it. Anyone who departs from true faith will not possess the grace of true salvation." - Fulgentius of Ruspe

"What has happened to create this doubt is that a problem (such as a deep conflict or a bad experience) has been allowed to usurp God's place and become the controlling principle of life. Instead of viewing the problem from the vantage point of faith, the doubter views faith from the vantage point of the problem. Instead of faith sizing up the problem, the situation ends with the problem scaling down faith. The world of faith is upside down, and in the topsy-turvy reality of doubt, a problem has become god and God has become a problem." - Os Guinness

"Doubt always coexists with faith, for in the presence of certainty who would need faith at all?" - Philip Yancey

"The greatest secret for eliminating the infirmity complex, which is another term for deep and profound self-doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself." - Norman Vincent Peale

"My principal sin is doubt. I doubt everything, and am in doubt most of the time." - Leo Tolstoy

"Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt." - Richard P Feynman

"Faith no doubt moves mountains, but not necessarily to where we want them." - Mason Cooley

"FAITH receives more than it asks. DOUBT loses more than it disbelieved." - Beth Moore

"Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"You cannot be a man of faith unless you know how to doubt." - Thomas Merton

"Faith isn't absence of doubt. It's belief without proof, not without question." - Rosemary Clement-Moore

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education." - Wilson Mizner

"Faith talks in the language of God. Doubt talks in the language of man." - E. W. Kenyon

"Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul." - John Petit-Senn

"There Lives More Faith in Honest Doubt, Believe Me, Than Half the Creeds. - Alfred, Lord Tennyson" - Fannie Flagg

"The open road is the school of doubt in which man learns faith in man." - Pico Iyer

"There can be no faith without doubt. No strength without temptation. (Rafael)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Faith doesn't mean you never doubt. It only means you never act upon your doubts." - Orson Scott Card

"Doubt is invariably the result of want or weakness of faith." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Faith sees the opportunity; doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get!" - James MacDonald

"Doubt works deep within you like a disease or, even more effectively, like a faith." - Emile M Cioran

"Faith can remove a mountain, but doubt can put it back in place again" - Tage Danielsson

"We do not compromise our own faith by admitting the honesty of another's doubt." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Faith without a measure of doubt ain't worth a brass farthin." - Howard Frank Mosher

"Believers in political faith-healing enjoy a supreme immunity from doubt." - Agnes Repplier

"Of course I doubt. I do not practice a certainty. I practice a faith." - Robert Breault

"To doubt is to have faith in the worst possible outcome." - Blaine Lee Pardoe

"Doubt is a necessity of the mind, faith of the heart." - Comtesse Diane

"Of course I doubt. I do not practice a certainty. I practice a faith." - Robert Brault

"There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds." - Alfred Tennyson

"Faith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education." - Wilson Mizner

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother." - Khalil Gibran

"Faith keeps you going, but doubt keeps you from going off the deep end." - Brad Warner

"Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe." - Henry David Thoreau

"There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"To leap across an abyss, one is better served by faith than doubt." - William James

"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible." - William James

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education." - Wilson Mizner

"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning." - Aleister Crowley

"When you want it the most, there's no easy way out.When you're ready to go, and your heart's left in doubt. Don't give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it...And that's the way it is." - Celine Dion

"It isn't fair how I doubt him, and I wonder if he'll ever gather that my loss of faith extends further than I'd ever known it would, severing lines of trust and leveling my confidence like a city-flattening tornado." - Tammara Webber

"The inspiration and authority of the Bible is the bedrock upon which our faith is built. Without it, we are doomed to uncertainty, doubt, and a hopeless groping in the darkness of human speculation." - Sam Storms

"To ride a bicycle properly is very like a love affair-chiefly it is a matter of faith. Believe you do it, and the thing is done; doubt, and, for the life of you, you cannot." - H G Wells

"Some readers will no doubt say that a devil is inside me; and though my faith is a bit like Magic FM in the Chilterns, in that the signal comes and goes, I can only hope that isn't so." - Boris Johnson

"When doubt comes against us, we have to lift up the shield of faith. We do this when we open our mouth and say what God's Word says, rather than grumbling and complaining about the problem." - Joyce Meyer

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. Doubt is a foundling unhappy and astray, and though his own mother who gave him birth should find him and enfold him, he would withdraw in caution and in fear." - Khalil Gibran

"Faith precedes the miracle. It has ever been so and shall ever be. It was not raining when Noah was commanded to build an ark. There was no visible ram in the thicket when Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Two heavenly personages were not yet seen when Joseph knelt and prayed. First came the test of faith-and then the miracle. Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Cast out doubt. Cultivate faith." - Thomas S Monson

"Love askes faith, and faith firmenesse." - George Herbert

"Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"True belief is not about blind submission. It is about open-eyed acceptance, and acceptance requires persistent distance from the truth, and that distance is doubt. Doubt, in other words, can feed faith, rather than destroy it. And it forces us, even while believing, to recognize our fundamental duty with respect to God's truth: humility. We do not know. Which is why we believe." - Andrew Sullivan

"Speaking of friends...why did our new coyote buddies run from you?" - Sundown "I'm that badass." - Sasha "Seriously." - Sundown "O ye of little faith. You doubt my rep? My skills?" - Sasha "And your brains." - Sundown" - Sherrilyn Kenyon



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