Quotes about Hope

"Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them."

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand – August 19, 1662, Pari) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher.


"Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof."

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.


"Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation."

David Elton Trueblood (December 12, 1900 – December 20, 1994) who was usually known as "Elton Trueblood" or "D. Elton Trueblood", was a noted 20th century American Quaker author and theologian, former chaplain both to Harvard and Stanford universities.


"Faith is spiritualized imagination."

Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was a prominent, Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leaderin the history of modern American liberalism.


"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."

Augustine of Hippo (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) also known as Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Austin, Blessed Augustine, or St. Augustine the Blessed, was Bishop of Hippo Regius. He was a Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity.


"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.


"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand – August 19, 1662, Pari) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher.


"In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it."

Benjamin Franklin (January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.