Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

~ Saint Augustine


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Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

~ Henry David Thoreau


Dappled Light

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

~ e. e. cummings



Mankind will not perish for want of information but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe, but a will to wonder.

~ Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Mam: A philosophy of Judaism.

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Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 
~ St Francis of Assisi