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Quotation by William James
Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible; and as the test of belief is willingness to act, one may say that faith is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in advance.
William James (1842–1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Princeton Review (1882). "The Sentiment of Rationality," repr. In Essays in Pragmatism, Hafner Publishing (1948).
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