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"Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel."
(Ambrose Gwinett Bierce / 1842-1914 / The Devil's Dictionary)

"A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets."
(Arthur C. Clarke / born in 1917)

"To those searching for truth -- not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry, discipline is required. For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction -- faith in fiction is a damnable false hope."
(Thomas Edison / 1847-1931)

"Like heterosexuality, faith in immaterial realities is popularly considered essential to individual morality."
(Wendy Kaminer / The Last Taboo /1996)

"Faith is a wondrous thing; it is not only capable of moving mountains, but also of making you believe that a herring is a race horse."
(Arthur Koestler / 1905-1983)

"Everywhere, the model of obeying believers becomes weaker with the rising figures of nomad, "handyman", researcher of meaning. Faith becomes more personal and more critical. The individualization of the ways of believing threats all orthodoxies."
(Frederic Lenoir, French philosopher / The Metamorphoses of God)

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
(Henry Louis Mencken / 1880-1956)

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
(Friedrich Nietzsche / 1844-1900)

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."
(Friedrich Nietzsche / 1844-1900)

"Faith is believing something you know ain't true."
(Mark Twain / 1835-1910 / Following the Equator / 1897)

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