„A man's weaknesses may intrude on his faith but they do not diminish it.“

—  Robert Ludlum, livre The Bourne Ultimatum

Source: The Bourne Ultimatum

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Robert Ludlum1
écrivain américain 1927 - 2001

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„I think the essential point is a weakness of faith.“

—  Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927

from an interview with EWTN news director Raymond Arroyo in August 2003 as reported by Zenit.org, Aug. 24, 2003
2003

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„The weak are not a noble breed. Their sublime deeds of faith, daring, and self-sacrifice usually spring from questionable motives. The weak hate not wickedness but weakness; and one instance of their hatred of weakness is hatred of self.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983

Source: The Ordeal of Change (1963), Ch. 15: "The Unnaturalness Of Human Nature"
Contexte: The weak are not a noble breed. Their sublime deeds of faith, daring, and self-sacrifice usually spring from questionable motives. The weak hate not wickedness but weakness; and one instance of their hatred of weakness is hatred of self. All the passionate pursuits of the weak are in some degree a striving to escape, blur, or disguise an unwanted self. It is a striving shot through with malice, envy, self-deception, and a host of petty impulses; yet it often culminates in superb achievements. Thus we find that people who fail in everyday affairs often show a tendency to reach out for the impossible. They become responsive to grandiose schemes, and will display unequaled steadfastness, formidable energies and a special fitness in the performance of tasks which would stump superior people. It seems paradoxical that defeat in dealing with the possible should embolden people to attempt the impossible, but a familiarity with the mentality of the weak reveals that what seems a path of daring is actually an easy way out: It is to escape the responsibility for failure that the weak so eagerly throw themselves into grandiose undertakings. For when we fail in attaining the possible the blame is solely ours, but when we fail in attaining the impossible we are justified in attributing it to the magnitude of the task.

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„The message well I hear, my faith alone is weak“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

Die Botschaft hör ich wohl, allein, mir fehlt der Glaube
Faust's Study
Faust, Part 1 (1808)

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„Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it“

—  Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798

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Memoirs (trans. Machen 1894), book 1, Preface http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/c/casanova/c33m/preface2.html
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„Know a man’s faith, and you knew at least half the man. Know his wife, and you knew the other half.“

—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

Source: The Riverworld series, To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971), Chapter 23 (p. 176)
Contexte: Burton, though an infidel, made it his business to investigate thoroughly every religion. Know a man’s faith, and you knew at least half the man. Know his wife, and you knew the other half.

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„His reasoning can be mistaken, wrong, misled and sometimes fallacious. But he is liable to correction because reason is the guiding star of his life. But mere faith and blind faith is dangerous: it dulls the brain, and makes a man reactionary.“

—  Bhagat Singh, livre Why I am an Atheist

Why I am an atheist? (1930)
Contexte: Any man who stands for progress has to criticize, disbelieve and challenge every item of the old faith. Item by item he has to reason out every nook and corner of the prevailing faith. If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. His reasoning can be mistaken, wrong, misled and sometimes fallacious. But he is liable to correction because reason is the guiding star of his life. But mere faith and blind faith is dangerous: it dulls the brain, and makes a man reactionary.

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„Fear that makes faith may break faith; and a fool Is but in folly stable.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

Queen Mary Stuart as portrayed in Bothwell. Act I. Sc. 3.
Bothwell : A Tragedy (1874)

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„I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.“

—  Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947

Ch. 66.
Contexte: I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.

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„Art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky, livre Sculpting in Time

Source: Sculpting in Time (1986), p. 192
Contexte: Art must must carry man's craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith. And the more hopeless the world in the artist's version, the more clearly perhaps must we see the ideal that stands in opposition — otherwise life becomes impossible! Art symbolises the meaning of our existence.

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