These quotes about faith are all non-denominational words of wisdom about believing in a ‘higher power’ whether you call it God, Great Spirit, or by any other name.
Whether it’s belonging to a particular traditional religion, following the guidance of any other spiritual practices, or using their own inner guidance, faith is a great comfort and guidance to many millions of people all over the world.
The quotes on this page are all from known sources, for more wise words there is also a page of Faith Sayings from unknown sources.
Quotes are listed alphabetical order by authors surname/source
Quotes About Faith: A
St Augustine 354 – 430
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Quotes About Faith: B
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Corrie Ten Boom 1892 – 1983
Faith is like the radar that sees through the fog.
Gregg Braden 1954
Belief and the feelings that we have about it are the language of miracles.
As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts isn’t long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith.
If you listed all the reasons for your faith and all the things that make you cry, it would essentially be the same list.
Of course I doubt, I do not practice a certainty – I practice a faith.
Sometimes, as practise for trying to convince myself that God exists, I try to convince my shadow that the sun exists.
To accept on faith is the basic requirement for getting on with life.
Quotes About Faith: C
Romana C. Carroll
Faith is… Putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Gilbert Chesterton 1874 – 1936
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
William Newton Clark
Faith is the daring of the Soul to go farther than it can see.
Quotes About Faith: D
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990
“The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”
Gail Devers 1966
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Emily Dickinson 1830 – 1886
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the Soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015
Have faith that God won’t send you anything you’re incapable of handling. You can decide that the word fear is an acronym for… False Evidence Appearing Real.
I trust that the Universe will provide experiences that match my desires and they will all work out for my Highest Good.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015
Truly believe in the potential for humans to live in peace and be receptive to all, and you’ll be someone who’s at peace and receptive to life’s possibilities.
You’ll see it… When you believe it.
Quotes About Faith: E
Hal Elrod 1979
Have faith in the magic and miracles of life… For only those that do, get to experience them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen.
For faith and peace and mighty love
That from the Godhead flow
Showed them the life of Heaven above
Springs from the life below
Quotes About Faith: F
Amos Ferguson 1920 – 2009
I paint not by sight, but by faith. Faith gives you sight.
Gustave Flaubert 1821 – 1880
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Erich Fromm 1900 – 1980
Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983
Faith is better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
Quotes About Faith: G
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Faith perceives Truth sooner than experience can.
God made truth with many doors, to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Neville Goddard 1905 – 1972
Have faith in your imaginal act.
The law operates by faith. If you believe, no effort is necessary to see the fulfilment of your every desire.
Pam Grout 1956
To effectively work these spiritual laws, you have to ‘get it’ deep down in your bones that the universe is bountiful and that, at all times, it has your back.
You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
Quotes About Faith: H
David R. Hawkins 1927 – 2012
What the mind believes, the body expresses.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915
I believe that the best way to prepare for a future life is to be kind, live one day at a time, and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.
I believe we should remember the week-day, to keep it holy. I believe that sin is misdirected energy. I believe that there is no devil but Fear. I believe that no one can harm you but yourself.
I believe in my own divinity – and yours. I believe that we are all sons of God, and that it doth not yet appear what we shall be. I believe that the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.
I believe in every man minding his own business, because I believe in freedom – social, economic, domestic, political, mental, spiritual.
I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts, because it is what we think and do that makes us what we are.
I believe in the paradox of success through failure, that death is a manifestation of life and that the universe was planned for good.
Quotes About Faith: J
Carl Jung 1875 – 1961
I don’t believe.. I know.
Quotes About Faith: K
Martin Luther King Jr 1929 – 1968
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
Quotes About Faith: L
Madeleine L’Engle 1918 – 2007
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
C.S. Lewis 1898 – 1963
Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.
Samuel Longfellow 1819 – 1892
Bless Thou the gifts our hands have brought
Bless Thou the work our hearts have planned
Ours is the faith, the will, the thought
The rest, O God, is in Thy hand.
Quotes About Faith: M
Neal A. Maxwell 1926 – 2004
Faith in God includes faith in His timing.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010
Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness.
Quotes About Faith: N
John Henry Newman 1801 – 1890
Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
Julian of Norwich 1342 – 1416
Faith is nought else but a right understanding, with true belief and sure trust, of our Being: that we are in God, and God is in us: Whom we see not.
Quotes About Faith: P
Blaise Pascal 1623 – 1662
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
Quotes About Faith: R
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 – 1981
As you climb life’s ladder take faith along with you, And great will be your happiness as your dearest dreams come true.
What better answers are there to prove His Holy Being, than the wonders all around us that are ours just for the seeing.
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
Quotes About Faith: S
E.F. Schumacher 1911 – 1977
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better; that we can become oak trees.
Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963
The world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore, nil desperandum march forward hero.
Quotes About Faith: T
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
The power of belief… The absolute awesome, incredible power of belief, is the genie in your life.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
John & Lyn St Clair Thomas
For those who believe… no proof is necessary.
For those who don’t believe… no proof is possible.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 – 1910
If the thought ever comes to you that everything that you have thought about God is mistaken and that there is no God, do not be dismayed. It happens to many people. But do not think that the source of your unbelief is that there is no God.
If you no longer believe in the God in whom you believed in before, this comes from the fact that there was something wrong with your belief, and you must strive to understand better that which you call God.
Elton Trueblood 1900 – 1994
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Quotes About Faith: V
Voltaire 1694 – 1778
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943
Know that all times are Holy, that every religion holds truth, that each tradition is sacred, and that it is in the simple sharing of love that we make our beliefs come alive, and our dreams come true.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994
Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
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.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748
I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008
Faith is not so much something we believe… Faith is something we live.