Friday, June 20, 2008

Quotes: Fact. Failure. Faith.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Fact 4 Facts are perishable. "…the perishability of fact." Toffler, Future Shock.

Failure 585 "…failure is a kind of death." Robert Warshow. “The Gangster as Tragic Hero.” 1948. Gross, ed. Essays.

Faith 14 Reason and faith are incompatible. "If reason was bestowed on us by Heaven and the same can be said of faith, then Heaven has presented us with two incompatible and contradictory gifts." Diderot. 1762. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Faith 256 Faith creates many of the problems that have to be resolved by Faith. "Faith makes many of the mountains which it has to remove." W. R. Inge. 1931. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Faith 97 "Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable." H. L. Mencken. Portable Curmudgeon.

Faith 147 We have to accept on Faith before we can comprehend. "Faith before comprehension." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Faith 391 When he needed faith, he could not find it. "His face looked pale and tired; now he felt the need of a strong faith—and when he sought it he sought in vain." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth.

Faith and action 169 "Why we are so constituted that faith, not knowledge or argument, is our principle of action, is a question with which I have nothing to do; but I think it is a fact, and if it be such, we must resign ourselves to it as best we may, unless we take refuge in the intolerable paradox, that the mass of men are created for nothing and are meant to leave life as they entered it." John Henry Newman. Gross, ed. Essays.

Faith, doubt 253 "I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education." Wilson Mizner. Gross, ed. Essays.

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