An attitude of belief and trust at the point where rationality can take you no further.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • heresy
  • faithlessness

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “Faith is the holiest good of the human heart.” ―Seneca
  • “Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.” ―Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
  • “Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.” ―Nietzsche
  • “Faith is no possession. It confers no secure knowledge, but it gives certainty in the practice of life.” ―Karl Jaspers
  • “Don’t think that you can find peace for your soul without faith.” — Tolstoy
  • “Whatever else faith may mean, I feel quite sure that it does not mean any state of psychological certitude such as might be—I think it sometimes is—manufactured from within by the natural action of a strong will upon an obedient imagination.” —CS Lewis

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