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There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank A Clark

There is such a belief in the squad that we could really do something. [On Euro 2004]
Frank Lampard

Everyone should be able to live their lives free to choose their own belief system, who they wish to love, whether they be black or white, male or female, dog or cat or horse, without being criticized for their choice
Alannah Myles

The patient typically finds himself impelled by some deep, inner conviction that something is true, or right, or virtuous: a conviction that doesn't seem to owe anything to evidence or reason, but which, nevertheless, he feels as totally compelling and convincing. We doctors refer to such a belief as 'faith'.
Richard Dawkins

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
David Hockney

A belief may be larger than a fact. A faith that is overdefined is the very faith most likely to prove inadequate to the great moments of life.
Vannevar Bush

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
D H Lawrence

Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
Robertson Davies

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw

Our thirty year old belief that there is only one kind of computer is the basis for our belief that there is only one kind of programming language.
John Backus

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way (A Tale of Two Cities)
Charles Dickens

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
Mukesh Ambani

A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form.
Will Eisner

'It was Christianity which first painted the devil on the worlds wall; It was Christianity which first brought sin into the world. Belief in the cure which it offered has now been shaken to it's deepest roots; but belief in the sickness which it taught and propagated continues to exist'.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is important that we have belief in God at all times of our life, and not just when we feel we have something to request of him or be particularly thankful for.
Benny Hinn

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Denis Waitley

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
Peter Ustinov

As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
Gloria Estefan

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Plutarch

I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.
Albert Gallatin

Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
Thomas Carlyle

Why should I 'respect' belief systems that I do not share? I would not be expected to respect the beliefs of flat earthers or those of the people who believed that the Hale-Bopp comet was a recycling facility for dead Californians, and killed themselves in order to join it.
Simon Blackburn

It is as wise to moderate our belief as our desires
Walter Landor

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
Michael Polanyi

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
Guy Debord

We are prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persistent residual errors, proposing alternative explanations, encouraging heresy. We give our highest rewards to those who convincingly disprove established beliefs.
Carl Sagan

Technically he is very, very sound. Everyone talks about mental strength, but you need belief in your own game to be mentally sound
Andrew Castle

I enjoy playing people that are totally different than me. It's a challenge to get inside these people's heads and wonder why they would have these beliefs.
Edward Furlong

Christopher Reeve understood that everything begins with hope. His vision of walking again, his belief that he would be able to in his lifetime, towered over his broken body.
Patti Davis

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear
Jiddu Krishnamurti

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
Isaac Asimov

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
Norman Vincent Peale

The great desire of this age is for a doctrine which may serve to condense our knowledge, guide our researches, and shape our lives, so that conduct may really be the consequence of belief
G H Lewes

Sickness is a belief, to be annihilated by the divine Mind
Mary Baker Eddy

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
Havelock Ellis

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
John Gardner

There is a place in this world for satire but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs begins.
Isaac Hayes

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Along with a strong belief in your own inner voice, you also need laser-like focus combined with unwavering determination.
Larry Flynt

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
D Elton Trueblood

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.
Henry James

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
Esther Forbes

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. [On how to be a successful athlete]
Gail Devers

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.
William James

Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
Walter Lippmann

Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov



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