115 Faith Quotes

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Faith is a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. These faith quotes will show you the way.

Many of us identify faith with a strong sense of belief in God. We have confidence in the things we hope and pray for, and assurance that He is working in our lives – even when we cannot see it.

In order to succeed, we must also have faith in ourselves and our abilities. This sense of self-belief, even in the face of great difficulty or failure, is often what sets the successful apart.

Here are 115 amazing quotes about faith. Whether you are seeking a reminder of the importance of faith in hard times or just looking to be inspired by something bigger, we hope you’ll find the perfect faith quote here.

Faith Quotes

Martin Luther quote "We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone"
“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones: Everyone Needs a Miracle

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

Kahlil Gibran

Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.

Madeleine L’Engle

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.

Beatrix Potter

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. Tolkien

I don’t think that we’re meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Mitch Albom quote "Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe"
“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” – Mitch Albom

The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

J.M. Barrie

Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.

Elisabeth Elliot

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

Paulo Coelho

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

Alan Wilson Watts

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G.K. Chesterton

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility.

Orson F. Whitney

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Mahatma Gandhi

You have as much laughter as you have faith.

Martin Luther

I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.

Immanuel Kant

But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn’t about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn’t about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine. Faith is about what you do. It’s about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of others – even when there’s not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are.

Jim Butcher
Emerson faith quote "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen"
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

St. Augustine of Hippo

My faith didn’t remove the pain, but it got me through the pain. Trusting God didn’t diminish or vanquish the anguish, but it enabled me to endure it.

Robert Rogers

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.

Isaac Newton

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1, ESV

True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.

A.W. Tozer

Real change is difficult at the beginning. Without the familiar to rely upon, you may not in as much command as you had once been. When things are not going your way, you will start doubting yourself. Stay positive, keep the faith, and keep moving forward – your breakthrough may be just around the corner.

Roy T. Bennett

I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Paul Tillich

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7, ESV
AW Tozer quote "Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith"
“Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.” – A.W. Tozer

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.

Pittacus Lore

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Everyone would like to have stronger faith. By themselves, the scriptures may not strengthen your faith, but being faithful to what they teach, does. In other words, faith cannot be separated from faithfulness.

John Bytheway

Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.

Stanislaw Lem

If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.

Joel Osteen

True faith manifests itself through our actions.

Francis Chan
Charles Spurgeon quote "Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement"
“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.” – Charles Spurgeon

The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.

Oswald Chambers

Faith, the least exclusive club on Earth, has the craftiest doorman. Every time I’ve stepped through its wide-open doorway, I find myself stepping out on the street again.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

Thomas Merton

In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.

Paulo Coelho

It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.

Timothy Keller

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.

Dan Brown, Angels and Demons

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore

Just because you can explain it doesn’t mean it’s not still a miracle.

Terry Pratchett
Paul Tillich faith quote "Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith"
“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.” – Paul Tillich

Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.

Ken Follett

Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

You can’t know, you can only believe – or not.

C.S. Lewis

Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.

Thomas Merton

Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.

Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable

Maya Angelou

We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.

Corrie Ten Boom

What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue it after failure?

Brandon Sanderson
Franz Kafka quote "Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith"
“Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith.” – Franz Kafka

Faith does not need to push the river because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.

Richard Rohr

Life is doubt,
And faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Miguel de Unamuno

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

Rick Warren

Leap, and the net will appear.

Julia Cameron

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.

Corrie Ten Boom

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.

Mother Teresa

For he who loves God without faith reflects on himself, while the person who loves God in faith reflects on God.

Søren Kierkegaard

Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.

Frederick Buechner

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

Arthur C. Clarke

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

Martin Luther
Ravi Shankar quote "Faith is realizing that you always get what you need"
“Faith is realizing that you always get what you need.” – Ravi Shankar

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

Soren Kierkegaard

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Christian should work as if all depended upon him, and pray as if it all depended upon God.

Charles Spurgeon

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: It comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

Henry Miller

When you aren’t sincere you need to pretend, and by pretending you end up believing yourself; that’s the basic principle of every faith.

Alberto Moravia

Do not ask directions from the people around you. Ask directions from the person who called you.

Bo Sanchez

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

Brad Henry

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.

George B. Hinckley

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.

Martin Luther

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy

Norman Vincent Peale
Marty Rubin quote "The deep roots never doubt spring will come"
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

James E. Faust

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.

Mahalia Jackson

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.

Roy T. Bennett

Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy.

Dwight L. Moody

If you lose faith, you lose all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Faith is accepting what makes no sense, what we cannot prove, but know down deep in our souls is real.

Megan McCafferty

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie Ten Boom

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

Roy T. Bennett

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

Edward Teller
Amy Gatliff quote "The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day"
“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” – Amy Gatliff

Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.

Pope John Paul II

Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live.

Joseph Wirthlin

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.

James Joyce

God’s revelation does not need the light of human genius, the polish and strength of human culture, the brilliancy of human thought, the force of human brains to adorn or enforce it; but it does demand the simplicity, the docility, humility, and faith of a child’s heart.

E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

Faith is not a blind thing; for faith begins with knowledge. It is not a speculative thing; for faith believes facts of which it is sure. It is not an unpractical, dreamy thing; for faith trusts, and stakes its destiny upon the truth of revelation.

Charles Spurgeon, All of Grace

The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.

William Harwood

Faith is not about finding meaning in the world, there may be no such thing – faith is the belief in our capacity to create meaningful lives.

Terry Tempest Williams

Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.

Catherine Pulsifer
Kahlil Gibran quote "Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof"
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Kahlil Gibran

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

Ben Carson

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs

I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.

William Sloane Coffin

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Billy Graham

Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Faith doesn’t mean that you never doubt. It only means that you never act upon your doubts.

Orson Scott Card

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.

A.W. Tozer

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Khalil Gibran

Faith in God includes Faith in God’s timing.

Neal A. Maxwell
Euripides quote about faith "He who believes needs no explanation"
“He who believes needs no explanation.” – Euripides

We know that when times are tough, it can be difficult to keep our faith. Yet sometimes the greatest blessings are disguised among our hardest challenges. We hope that these faith quotes will inspire you today and for many days to come.

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