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His great trick was making the game simple, supplying players with the confidence and self-belief of Muhammad Ali [on Brian Clough]
John McGovern

The existence of any pure race with special endowments is a myth, as is the belief that there are races all of whose members are foredoomed to eternal inferiority.
Franz Boas

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

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence
Richard Dawkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Out of disbelief in God we have impudently assumed that all of life is now subject to our own will. [Diagnosing the problems that have caused all the social ills of the modern age]
Leslie Farber

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

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

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion. [And what about belief in the illusion of the absence of illusions?]
Barbara Harrison

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grieve not the Christ of God, who redeems us; and remember that we grieve Him most when we will not let Him pour His love upon us, but turn a sullen, unresponsive unbelief towards His pleading grace, as some glacier shuts out the sunshine from the mountainside with its thick-ribbed ice
Alexander Maclaren

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

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

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

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active
Edith Hamilton

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

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

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

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
Arnold Toynbee

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

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

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

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

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Richard Dawkins

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

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

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

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

We are all captives of the picture in our head - our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.
Walter Lippmann

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

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

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Henry Miller

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

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
Jimmy Carter

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine

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

The new manager has given us unbelivable belief.
Paul Merson

Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
Jesse Ventura



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