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Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King Jr.

In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. – Ivanla Vanzant

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. – Alan Watts

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. – Pope Paul VI

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – J.R.R. Tolkien

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Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith. – Lauren Kate

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. – Søren Kierkegaard

I talk to God but the sky is empty. – Sylvia Plath

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. – Helen Keller

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see the future, yet you know it will come; you can’t see the air, yet you continue to breathe. – Claire London

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. – John Lennon

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum

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If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is. – Chad Sugg

We must accept finite disappoint, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. – C.S. Lewis

 

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. – Brene Brown

You’re going to go through tough times—that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. – Joel Osteen

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You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. – Shaun Hick

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. – Mitch Albom

Holding anger is a poison… It eats you from inside… We think that by hating someone we hurt them… But hatred is a curved blade… and the harm we do to others… we also do to ourselves. – Mitch Albom

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. – J.R.R. Tolkien

The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance. – Victor Frankl

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