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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Belief in God is a very personal thing and for a lot of people, I think, their spiritual side and nature evolves and changes during the course of their lives.
Jeff Gordon

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

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

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

Our belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute it.
[Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge]
Karl Popper

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

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

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

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

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

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 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: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce

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

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

When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
Michael Ende

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

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

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

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

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

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

The new manager has given us unbelivable belief.
Paul Merson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
James Truslow Adams



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