First let us look at some quotations on faith, and then spin them a bit to find an alternate reality. These are from page 118-126 of The Book of Positive Quotations by John Cook 1999
Faith in oneself … is the best and safest course. Michelangelo 119.6L
Ultimately, even if we are total fools we must rely upon our own understanding of our situation and proceed as best we can with our available resources.
It is faith, and not reason, which impels men to action….. Intelligence is content to point out the road, but never drives us along it. Dr. Alexis Carrel 119.9L
Faith is a positive sounding postulate some choose to believe as proven faith and defend with their life.
Faith is believing what we cannot prove. Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 120.3L
Reasoned faith is believing consistent causes followed by consistent effects will work next time.
Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable. Harry Emerson Fosdick 121.3L
Fear freezes, faith flows; fear inhibits, faith promotes; fear depresses, faith empowers; fear destroys, faith creates; fear wrecks, faith builds.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. Mahatma Gandhi 122.6L
Faith is not a state of being, it is a way of being, it is action in-process.
Faith is nothing but obedience and piety. Baruch Spinoza 122.7R
Faith is little beyond willing obedience to beings with the ability to promote or punish.
Faith is spiritualized imagination. Henry Ward Beecher 122.9R
Faith is ossified hope often found in people writhing in a delusion.
Faith is courage; it is creative, while despair is always destructive. David S. Muzzey 124.6L
Action is always creative even when it is destroying, while despair is always destructive even when it is being creative.
The great act of faith is when a man decides that he is not God. Oliver Wendell Holmes 124.2L
The great realization, call it faith, is when a man realizes that he is totally responsible for his behavior.
Faith is necessary to victory. William Hazlitt 124.5R
Faith that our whole world will do as we intend is necessary to do anything, to move even the tiniest muscle, and nearly all of it is automatically built into our being by a billion years of evolution.
Be thou faithful unto death. Revelations 2:10, 125.5L
Be faithful to your life and its necessities, and among these is to respect that it will end and you must do what you need to do before that time comes.
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. B.C. Forbes 125.8L
We are confined to live in a precise time and place on a tiny blue dot in a minute eon of time, but like other living things our only choice is to make the best of our situation.
Something will turn up. Benjamin Disraeli. 125.4R
Something always happens. Deal with it.
The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is … lack of faith. Carl Jung 126.0L
Faith, hope, and charity are a necessity every moment of our existence.
For the believer, there is no question; for the non-believer, there is no answer. Anon. 126.5R
I am comfortable with that, and with what the Universe provides to us living beings.
My goal with these challenges to revealed wisdom has been to challenge the ideas with random selections of other totally unrelated great ideas as presented in the format of quotations. So far, I haven’t done that, in part because the quotations themselves offer plenty of opportunities for me to spin ideas off of them.
Life is adapting to what one’s environment presents to work with, and work with it we must.