quote by J. R. R. Tolkien

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

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There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.

Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

There is no such thing as a faithless person;

we either have faith in the power of love, or faith in the power of fear. For faith is an aspect of consciousness. Have faith in love, and fear will lose its power over you. Have faith in forgiveness, and your self-hatred will fall away. Have faith in miracles, and they will come to you.

Young men want to be faithful, and are not. Old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

This is a faithless old world. Men and women are hardheaded, pleasure-mad, money crazy. They write up their successes and say, "The power and might of my hand have done these things." God has been ruled out; consequently, the thrill and romance of true living are gone for most people.

We live in age of compromise, but if we stand on the bedrock of God’s truth, we will not bend with the winds of relativism and faithlessness.

Combinations of wickedness would overwhelm the world, by the advantage which licentious principles afford, did not those who have long practised perfidy grow faithless to each other.

The truly faithless one is the one who makes love to only a fraction of you. And denies the rest.

O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?

Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.

O turn to Him [Jesus Christ], turn in a sense of your own unworthiness, and be not faithless, but believing.

The attitude of mourning is a faithless attitude, an ignorant attitude.

The more we know, the more fully we shall trust, for we shall feel with utter certainty that we and our dead are alike in the hands of perfect Power and perfect Wisdom, directed by perfect Love.

Simple and faithless as a smile and shake of the hand.

What is this gypsy passion for separation, this readiness to rush off when we've just met? My head rests in my hands as I realize, looking into the night that no one turning over our letters has yet understood how completely and how deeply faithless we are, which is to say: how true we are to ourselves.

Those who either from imprudence or want of sagacity avoid doing so, are always overwhelmed with servitude and poverty; for faithful servants are always servants, and honest men are always poor; nor do any ever escape from servitude but the bold and faithless, or from poverty, but the rapacious and fraudulent.

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.

It is dangerous for a spiritual master to accept almost any aspirant.

Although it is an aspect of mercy, it is dangerous. The danger also depends on the spiritual potency of the particular guru. Without sufficient potency, a few offensive or faithless disciples can lead to the guru's fall.

For most men friendship is a faithless harbor.

The strength of God will enable us, a small but faithful band, to overcome the multitude of the faithless.

Before we can even begin to grapple with the frustrations and tragedies of life in this world, we must do away with our faithless morality of payback and reward.

This is a very fickle and faithless generation.

The prayer that is faithless is fruitless.

Faithful found among the faithless.

I look for a sign. Where to go next. you never know when you'll get one. Even the most faithless among us are waiting to be proven wrong.

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found; Among the faithless, faithful only he.

Lay your sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm.

When you commit your life to something and it doesn't work out, it is a tough place to be. Suicide can be the spiritual reprieve of a faithless person. I knew I could always just end it, and there was solace in that.

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.

It's a faithless love, but you hit four good shots and you've started your day right.

What is in reality cowardice and faithlessness, we call charity, and consider it the part of benevolence sometimes to forgive men's evil practice for the sake of their accurate faith, and sometimes to forgive their confessed heresy for the sake of their admirable practice.

Virtue and sense are one; and, trust me, still A faithless heart betrays the head unsound.

What passes for love is imperfect knowledge.

Not knowing, initially, allows faithlessness to dress up as its opposite; casts the inarticulate as enigmatic, the selfish as forgetful, the angry as impassioned.

But history is a faithless teller whose cruel recourse to hindsight makes fools of its actors.

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