Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
A maxim in law has more weight in the world than an article of faith. Swift.On Bishops Leases. (Roscoes 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 cant 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.) 6
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. 8