1. Any faith in Him, however small, is better than any belief about Him, however great.
2. Faith, with its justifying, sanctifying, and saving power, is independent of science and learning, and may be kindled even in the heart of a little child.
3. To give up faith in Christ is to give up faith in humanity; to believe in Christ is to believe in the redeption and final glorification of men; and this faith is the best inspiration to a holy and useful life for the good of our race of the glory of God.
4. A string of opinions no more constitutes faith, than a string of beads constitutes holiness.
5. Faith is the mother of virtues. Faith is the fire which consumes sacrifice. Faith is the water which nurtures the root of piety. If you have not faith, all your graces must die. And in proportion as your faith increases, so will all your virtues be strengthened, not all in the same proportion, but all in some degree.
6. Faith is the silver thread upon which the pearls of the graces are to be hung. Break that, and you have broken the string -- the pearls lie scattered on the ground.
7. "The reward of being 'faithful over a few things' is just the same as being 'faithful over many things' ; for the emphasis falls upon the same word; it is the 'faithful' who will enter 'into the joy of their Lord.'"
8. "Success is the world's criterion of merit; fidelity is God's."
9. "God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible."
10. "Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."
11. "Cleverness is cheap. It is faith that He praises."
12. "Believe in Him and not trust in Him? You might as well say, the Jews did love Him when they nailed Him to the cross."
13. "Talk what we will of faith, if we do not trust and rely upon Him, we do not believe in Him."
14. "To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
15. ""Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation."
16. "The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials."
17. "Faith takes God without any ifs."
18. "Faith cannot be inherited or gained by being baptized into a Church. Faith is a matter between the individual and God."
19. "A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea."
20. "I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me."
21. "When I cannot enjoy the faith of assurance, I live by the faith of adherence."
22. "Faith fills a man with love for the beauty of its truth, with faith in the truth of its beauty."
23. "Few are they who by faith touch Him; multitudes are they who throng about Him."
24. "Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ."
25. Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can.
26. "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
27. "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
28. "Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that 'the just shall live by his faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise."
29. "'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world."
30. "I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done."
31. "We cannot but admit that not even the least thing takes place unless it is ordered by God. For who have ever been so concerned and curious as to find out how much hair he has on his head? There is no one. God, however, knows the number. Indeed, nothing is too small in us or in any other creature, not to be ordered by the all-knowing and all-powerful providence of God."
32. "Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other."
33. "Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it."
34. "We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives."
35. "Monastic vows rest on the false assumption that there is a special calling, a vocation, to which superior Christians are invited to observe the counsels of perfection while ordinary Christians fulfil only the commands; but there simply is no special religious vocation since the call of God comes to each at the common tasks."
36. "What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow."
37. "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God."
38. "Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."
39. "I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done."