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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Faith
 
  Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven; but when both are joined together, then doth the soul mount up to her eternal rest.
            —Francis Beaumont
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  Faith, like the phœnix, soars and sings.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
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  Faith, like light, should ever be simple and unbending.
            —Martin Luther
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  Faith, like the itch, is catching.
            —Luigi Pulci
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  Faith is like a lily lifted high and white.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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  Faith, amid the disorders of a sinful life, is like the lamp burning in an ancient tomb.
            —Madame Swetchine
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