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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every one is well or ill at ease, according as he finds himself! not he whom the world believes, but he who believes himself to be so, is content; and in him alone belief gives itself being and reality
Montaigne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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 new manager has given us unbelivable belief.
Paul Merson



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