Belief Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

I have always had belief in my ability but Shane Warne has helped me with my thinking too
Chris Tremlett

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

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

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
Bertrand Russell

No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.
Ann Landers

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

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

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
Septima Clark

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

There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Rudy Giuliani

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.
Tryon Edwards

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

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill

The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex.
John Osborne

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

History is full of examples of people compromising their beliefs in order to keep themselves alive.
Francis Grimke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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