Belief Quotes

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

We must be open to all who share our values and our beliefs - young, old, black, white, straight, gay. Under my leadership there will be no more grumpy Conservatism.
David Davis

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
Henry Miller

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

It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.
Lionel Trilling

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Henry L Mencken

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

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

It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.
Janet Jackson

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

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

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

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

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell

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

Calvinism is the belief that there are three Gods.
Thomas Paine

When I look back on it now, I am so glad that the one thing that I had in my life was my belief that everything in life is a learning experience, whether it be positive or negative. If you can see it as a learning experience, you can turn any negative into a positive.
Neve Campbell

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

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

Perhaps the belief in God is the belief that the universe is intelligible, but not to us.
Thomas Nagel

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

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

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.
Aldous Huxley

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart
Walter J Lippmann

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
Sigmund Freud

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

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
John Stuart Mill

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin

I am in politics because I have a strong belief in the equal worth of every child.
Ruth Kelly

A lot of people now find belief in God immature, and eventually a lot of people may find realism immature.
[The Philosophers' Magazine, Autumn 1999]
Richard Rorty

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

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

'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

In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief
Walter J Lippmann

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Anthony Robbins

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

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

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

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

They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
Louise Erdrich

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

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.
Bertrand Russell

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 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

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

Custom forms us all; our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth
Aaron Hill

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

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Anthony Robbins

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



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