faith will move mountains
- With allusion to MATTHEW xvii. 20 (AV) If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain; Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove. Cf. I CORINTHIANS xiii. 2 (AV) though I have all faith; so that I could remove mountains; and have not charity, I am nothing.
1897 ‘S. GRAND’ Beth Book xvi. If mountains can be moved by faith, you can surely move your own legs!
1933 J. BETJEMAN Ghastly Good Taste iii. As faith can move mountains, so nothing was impossible to Holy Church.
1948 B. STEVENSON Home Book of Proverbs (rev. ed.) 745 Faith will move mountains.
1980 C. FREMLIN With no Crying xix. Faith moves mountains, they say: and Hope lights up our darkness.
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