Faith and Belief

Faith and Belief

  • Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward!

 

  • Faith doesn’t mean the absence of fear. It means having the energy to go ahead, right alongside the fear. –Sharon Salzberg

 

  • Faith is confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1

 

  • Champions believe in themselves even if no one else does. –Author Unknown

 

  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams whole-heartedly, you become free. Know what I’m saying? Move past the fear. –LL Cool J

 

  • To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder. –Louis L’amour

 

Belief

  • Faith is believing what we do not see. The reward of faith is to see what we believe. –Augustine

 

  • I believe in the team, I believe in the preparation I’ve had, I believe in the plans that’s in place.

 

  • We are only beaten when we cease to believe what we can be. –Author Unknown

 

  • Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself. –Liberace

 

  • There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow. –John F. Kennedy

 

  • All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The Guy In The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that guy has to say.

 For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

 Who judgment upon you must pass.

The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

 Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he’s with you clear up to the end,

 And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,

 And think you’re a wonderful guy,

 But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum

 If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

 You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

 If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.

-Dale Wimbrow

  • Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. – Robert K. Greenleaf

 

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win but you think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

 

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will –
It’s all in the state of mind.

 

 

Full many a race is lost

Ere ever a step is run,

And many a coward fails

Ere ever his work’s begun.

 

Think big, and deeds will grow;

Think small and you’ll fall behind.

Think that you can, and you will;

It’s all in the state of mind.

 

 

If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise;
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

 

Life’s battle doesn’t always go
To stronger or faster men;
But sooner or later the man who wins,
Is the one who thinks he can.

Walter D. Wintle

 

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. –Rabindranath Tagore

 

It Couldn’t Be Done

 

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

 

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quid it,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

 

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

-Edgar A. Guest

  • Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. –William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (courtesy of Mike Hall Longwood Social Studies Department)

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