— Claude McKay Jamaican American writer, poet 1889 - 1948
„Faith cannot be given to man.Faith arises in a man and increases“
All and Everything: Meetings with Remarkable Men (1963)
Contexto: Faith cannot be given to man. Faith arises in a man and increases in its action in him not as the result of automatic learning, that is, not from any automatic ascertainment of height, breadth, thickness, form and weight, or from the perception of anything by sight, hearing, touch, smell or taste, but from understanding.
Understanding is the essence obtained from information intentionally learned and from all kinds of experiences personally experienced.
„How shall the dead arise, is no question of my faith; to believe only possibilities, is not faith, but mere philosophy.“
— Thomas Browne, libro Religio Medici
Religio Medici (1643), Part I
„A believer is as the two pans of a scale, that whenever his faith increases his afflictions increase.“
— Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 432.
— Paullina Simons, libro Tatiana and Alexander
Fuente: Tatiana and Alexander
„This is my prayer for all of us—"Lord, increase our faith." Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt…. Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future…. Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow.“
— Gordon B. Hinckley President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1910 - 2008
Lord, Increase Our Faith, Ensign, Nov. 1987, 52–53.
„The pure righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light; they do not complain of evil, but increase justice; they do not complain of heresy, but increase faith; they do not complain of ignorance, but increase wisdom.“
— Abraham Isaac Kook first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine 1865 - 1935
Arpilei Tohar (1914), p. 2.
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Fuente: Speech to the Conservatives of Manchester (3 April 1872), cited in The World's Best Orations from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Vol. 1 (eds. David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler), pp. 309-338.
„Given that the first manned Moon landing only had a 50 % chance of landing safely on the moon’s surface, it was an exemplary faith in technology and human spirit.“
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Google It: Total Information Awareness, 2016
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Part I, section x, stanza 6
Maud; A Monodrama (1855)
— Sigrid Undset Norwegian writer 1882 - 1949
Fuente: The Wife
— Fernando Pessoa, libro Mensagem
Poem "D. Pedro", verses 11-12
Original: Fiel à palavra dada e à ideia tida.
Tudo o mais é com Deus!
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
The Weight of Glory (1949)
„One who increases flesh, increases worms; one who increases possessions, increases worry; one who increases wives, increases witchcraft; one who increases maidservants, increases promiscuity; one who increases man-servants, increases thievery; one who increases Torah, increases life; one who increases study, increases wisdom; one who increases counsel, increases understanding; one who increases charity, increases peace.“
— Hillel the Elder Mishnah rabbi -112 - 9 a.C.
— Alexis De Tocqueville, libro La democracia en América
Fuente: Democracy in America, Volume I (1835), Chapter XV-IXX, Chapter XVII.
Contexto: Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
„As you walk with God, your faith will grow, your confidence will increase and your prayers will have real power.“
— Bill Hybels American writer 1951
Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)
„The more the honor and love of Christ increases among men, so much the esteem and honor given to [[Mary should grow“
— Huldrych Zwingli leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, and founder of the Swiss Reformed Churches 1484 - 1531
Zwingli Opera, Corpus Reformatorum, Volume 1, p. 427-428.
„The virtues of courage and patriotism have given recent proof of their continued presence and increasing power in the hearts and over the lives of our people.“
— Benjamin Harrison American politician, 23rd President of the United States (in office from 1889 to 1893) 1833 - 1901
Inaugural address (1889)
Contexto: The virtues of courage and patriotism have given recent proof of their continued presence and increasing power in the hearts and over the lives of our people. The influences of religion have been multiplied and strengthened. The sweet offices of charity have greatly increased. The virtue of temperance is held in higher estimation. We have not attained an ideal condition. Not all of our people are happy and prosperous; not all of them are virtuous and law-abiding. But on the whole the opportunities offered to the individual to secure the comforts of life are better than are found elsewhere and largely better than they were here one hundred years ago.