„You can't do this if you're not dedicated and determined, and have a strong faith. Because it's extremely hard, especially trying to work a job and do it.“
John W. Flores (November 14, 1999) "Body of Work: Police officer pours heart, soul into building muscles", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1C.
„You have to have faith that you are doing God's will. Sometimes you will not understand. Sometimes you will doubt. But if you are doing God's will, you can't be wrong, you can't go wrong.“
— Philippa Gregory, kniha The Constant Princess
Zdroj: The Constant Princess
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Kontext: I do have a strong faith and always have had, I’m not a regular churchgoer now but I’m in church a lot – to do readings, to attend events and so on. I had a strong church upbringing which I think has been invaluable to me in terms of a moral compass – of some idea of what’s acceptable and what is not acceptable. I have a Presbyterian nature in that I like its ideas of individual responsibility and democracy. I’m naturally suspicious of people who wear religion heavily on their sleeves – that’s just not me and my style.
— Winston S. Churchill, kniha The World Crisis
The World Crisis, 1911–1914 : Chapter XV (Antwerp), Churchill, Butterworth (1923), p. 340.
Early career years (1898–1929)
„Work hard, do the best you can, don't ever lose faith in yourself and take no notice of what other people say about you.“
— Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer 1899 - 1973
„If you're going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you're not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you're probably doing something wrong.“
— Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016
Speech at Chapman Law School http://lawandordnance.com/oldbrass/2005/08/the_quotable_sc.php (August 2005).
„She had to have faith not just in trying but in failing. Was she strong enough to fail Was she strong enough not to“
— Ann Brashares, kniha Sisterhood Everlasting
Zdroj: Sisterhood Everlasting
„You become a narcotics addict because you do not have strong motivations in the other direction. Junk wins by default.“
— William S. Burroughs, kniha Junkie
Kontext: The questions, of course, could be asked: Why did you ever try narcotics? Why did you continue using it long enough to become an addict? You become a narcotics addict because you do not have strong motivations in the other direction. Junk wins by default. I tried it as a matter of curiosity.
„Let us pray…Oh, uh, please don't feel like you can't participate if you're not Christian, because this is a prayer for all faiths…“
— Bo Burnham American comedian, musician, and actor 1990
Words, Words, Words (2010)
„Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble, keep faith. When you're knocked down, get right back up. And never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/07/clinton-concession-speech_n_105842.html, Washington D.C., June 7, 2008
Presidential campaign (January 20, 2007 – 2008)
„Rolling Stone: Nevertheless, you've often talked about how technology can empower people, how it can change their lives. Do you still have as much faith in technology today as you did when you started out 20 years ago?
Jobs: Oh, sure. It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.
Rolling Stone: Explain that.
Jobs: Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. It's not the tools that you have faith in — tools are just tools. They work, or they don't work. It's people you have faith in or not. Yeah, sure, I'm still optimistic I mean, I get pessimistic sometimes but not for long.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
„Howard has a strong ego. He [also] had a very strong desire to be perceived as doing a good job, and that combination worked wonders for us… To this day, they love him for what he did.“
— Howard Safir 1941
Gerald Shur, a high-ranking Justice Department official who founded the Witness Protection Program, on Safir's efforts to clean up the program.
[Russ Baker and Josh Benson, http://www.observer.com/1999/commish-bites-back-howard-safir-explains-his-life-his-critics, The Commish Bites Back: Howard Safir Explains His Life to His Critics, The New York Observer, 1999-05-16, 2007-12-20]
— David Gemmell, kniha The King Beyond the Gate
Zdroj: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 18
Kontext: "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!"
„Do not deride someone's faith simply because you do not share it, Lord Cladent," Sazed said quietly.“
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
Zdroj: The Well of Ascension
„I think that some people are genetically just strong. I really believe that my mom was like that. On the other hand, maybe you're forced to be that way because you realize you're either going to sink or swim, and the choice you make determines the kind of person you become…“
— Rita Moreno Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress 1931
On strength and perseverance in “Rita Moreno Is Unbreakable” https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a26432578/rita-moreno-one-day-at-a-time-interview/ in Elle Magazine (2019 Feb 22)
„We must be something in order to do something, but we must also do something in order to be something. The best rule, I think, is this: If we find it hard to do good, then let us try to be good. If, on the other hand, we find it hard to be good, then let us try to do good. Being leads to doing, doing leads to being. Yet below both as their common root is faith, — faith in God, in man, in ourselves, in the eternal superiority of right over wrong, truth over error, good over evil, love over all selfishness and all sin.“
— James Freeman Clarke American theologian and writer 1810 - 1888
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 121.