(Progressive Farmer image by John McKinney, Progressive Farmer Archives, 1956)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

As long as you as an individual ... can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as "one of the faithful," one of those people who can say, "Well, look, something's going to happen!" Let's just keep trying. Let's not give up.
Tom Hanks

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

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered; disappointed, not discouraged. I have but to be more energetic and more faithful in the difficult and painful vocation to which my life is devoted.
Dorothea Dix

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.
Erich Fromm

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
Abraham Lincoln

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott

I don't think that faith, whatever you're being faithful about, really can be scientifically explained. And I don't want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There's so much mystery. There's so much awe.
Jane Goodall

True friends challenge us and help us to be faithful on our journey.
Pope Benedict XVI

The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John F. Kennedy


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