— Paulo Coelho, libro Manuscript Found in Accra
„Compassion and intelligence walk together; they are not separate. Compassion acts through intelligence.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
1980s, Letters to the Schools (1981, 1985), Context: The very nature of intelligence is sensitivity, and this sensitivity is love. Without this intelligence there can be no compassion. Compassion is not the doing of charitable acts or social reform; it is free from sentiment, romanticism and emotional enthusiasm. It is as strong as death. It is like a great rock, immovable in the midst of confusion, misery and anxiety. Without this compassion no new culture or society can come into being. Compassion and intelligence walk together; they are not separate. Compassion acts through intelligence. It can never act through the intellect. Compassion is the essence of the wholeness of life. Vol. I, p. 113 <!-- 90? intellectual cleverness that remains merely cynical and confined to the personal or partisan contrasted with wise compassionate awareness which transcends such bounds and abides with the eternal and universal qualities and vital resolutions beyond all mortal aims. -->
— Jess Walter, libro Beautiful Ruins
— John Flavel English Presbyterian clergyman 1627 - 1691
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 226.
„All writing, all art, is an act of faith. If one tries to contribute to human understanding, how can that be called decadent? It's like saying a declaration of love is an act of decadence. Any work of art, provide it springs from a sincere motivation to further understanding between people, is an act of faith and therefore is an act of love.“
— Truman Capote American author 1924 - 1984
From a 1952 interview
„To imagine is the characteristic act, not of the poet's mind, or the painter's, or the scientist's, but of the mind of man.“
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
"The Reach of Imagination" (1967)
— James Lee Burke Novelist, short story writer 1936
— Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
"The Little Man at Chehaw Station" (1978), in The Collected Essays, ed. John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 1995), p. 503.
„This is faith, receiving the truth of Christ; first knowing it to be true, and then acting upon that belief.“
— Charles Spurgeon British preacher, author, pastor and evangelist 1834 - 1892
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 227.
„Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.“
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
— Bart D. Ehrman American academic 1955
The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot (2006), Ch. 6: 'The Gospel of Judas: An Overview'
„To say that a thing is beautiful is simply an act of faith, not a measurement on some kind of scale.“
— Édouard Vuillard French painter 1868 - 1940
Private Journal - A collage of notes and images, sketches kept 1888-1895 & 1907 to 1940, 2 April 1891.
„The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.“
— Padre Pio Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968
— Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
1900s, Letter http://archive.org/stream/thoughtandcharac032117mbp#page/n495/mode/2up/search/great+faith+man+God to William James (24 March 1907).
„Through ignorance, through faith, through intelligence, through trickery and cunning, through illumination, the reader rewrites the text with the same words of the original but under another heading, re-creating it, as it were, in the very act of bringing it into being.“
— Alberto Manguel writer 1948
A History of Reading (1996), Reading The Future, p. 211.