„Faith isn't an act of intelligence, it's an act of imagination.“

—  Christopher Moore, libro Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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„Compassion and intelligence walk together; they are not separate. Compassion acts through intelligence.“

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„There are three acts of faith, assent, acceptance, and assurance.“

—  John Flavel English Presbyterian clergyman 1627 - 1691
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„The work of art is, after all, an act of faith in our ability to communicate symbolically.“

—  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.

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„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.

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„Judas's act of "betrayal" is in fact his faithful obedience to Jesus' will.“

—  Bart D. Ehrman American academic 1955
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„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
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„The great act of faith is when a man decides that he is not God.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
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