He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine.
~Henry S. Haskins
Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there.
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Faith is raising the sail of our little boat until it is caught up in the soft winds above and picks up speed, not from anything within itself, but from the vast resources of the universe around us.
~W. Ralph Ward
BOLDNESSFew novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.
~Michel de Montaigne, translated
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
Gen. 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Ex. 23:1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2 Sam. 4: 11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
2 Sam 22:22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
1 Tim 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Phil 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Tit. 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Rev. 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.