— José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere
„Always before in moments of crisis I called on that power we call God to help me through. This time, having lost faith in others and my faith in myself, I had lost my hope in God too. Now that hope returned. I really believed that He hadn't wanted me to die.“
„I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.“
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
The New York Times October 15, 1986, MAN IN THE NEWS; WITNESS TO EVIL: ELIEZER WEISEL, By JOSEPH BERGER http://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/15/world/man-in-the-news-witness-to-evil-eliezer-weisel.html
„Had I served my God as faithful as I have served my king, he would not thus have forsaken me in my old age.“
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
The Crisis No. II.
— Terrance Hayes American poet 1971
Lighthead (2010), "Snow for Wallace Stevens"
„A friend called on me when I was ill, to settle some business. My head was too much confused by my indisposition to understand fully what he said, but I had such unlimited confidence in him, that I did whatever he bid me, in the fullest assurance that it was right. How simply I can trust in man, and how little in God! How unreasonable is a pure act of faith in one like ourselves, if we cannot repose the same faith in God.“
— Richard Cecil (clergyman) British Evangelical Anglican priest and social reformer 1748 - 1810
— David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006
Context: "We don't seem to be overflowing with luck." "You make your own. I put no faith in gods, Lake. Never have. If they exist, they care very little— if at all— about ordinary mortals. I put my faith in me, and do you know why? Because I have never lost!" Ch. 18
— Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981
Context: No matter how much I probe and prod, I cannot quite believe in God; But oh, I hope to God that He Unswervingly believes in me. "Agnostic".
„I think that's wrong... I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders... Whether they are Christians, as I am. My faith has sustained me through some very bad times. I've battled cancer, I've lost a child, I've been tested. But whether it's a person of Christian faith or Jewish faith or Muslim faith or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility, and empathy and optimism, and I think those are important things... Yes, I would be fine with that...“
— Carly Fiorina American corporate executive and politician 1954
The Tonight Show Featuring Jimmy Fallon http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/carly-fiorina-talks-trump-religion-rocks-fallon-tonight-show-n431346 (21 September 2015).
„I speak of them that shall be saved, for in this time God shewed me none other. But in all things I believe as Holy Church believeth, preacheth, and teacheth. For the Faith of Holy Church, the which I had aforehand understood and, as I hope, by the grace of God earnestly kept in use and custom, stood continually in my sight: willing and meaning never to receive anything that might be contrary thereunto. And with this intent I beheld the Shewing with all my diligence: for in all this blessed Shewing I beheld it as one in God’s meaning.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
„I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.“
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
Vogue (May 1984)
„I belong to a generation - assuming that this generation includes others besides me - that lost its faith in the gods of the old religions as well as in the gods of modern nonreligions. I reject Jehova as I reject humanity.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Ibid., p. 14
„We do not want any other god than Germany itself. It is essential to have fanatical faith and hope and love in and for Germany.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
As quoted in A History of National Socialism, Konrad Heiden, A. A. Knopf (1935) p. 100
— Charles Péguy French poet, essayist, and editor 1873 - 1914
„I am sure it was not my faith, but it was God in His compassion coming to help me in that hour of need.“
— Smith Wigglesworth British evangelist 1859 - 1947
Page 34 Describing his first healing service, healing 15 people after delivering a sermon unprepared.
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961