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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Faith
 
A maxim in law has more weight in the world than an article of faith.
        Swift.—On Bishops’ Leases. (Roscoe’s Life of Swift.)
  1
The Americans have no faith—
They rely on the power of a dollar:
They are deaf to a sentiment.
        Emerson.—Man a Reformer, 121.
  2
Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve
The faith they owe; when earnestly they seek
Such proof, conclude they then begin to fail.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IX. Line 1140.
  3
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight,
His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 305.
  4
        Ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony;
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.
        Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 2. (Brutus to Lucilius.)
  5
There is no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 3. (Falstaff to the Hostess.)
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On argument alone my faith is built.
        Dr. Young.—Night IV. Line 742.
  7
Faith builds a bridge from this world to the next.
        Dr. Young.—Night VIII. Line 717.
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