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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The dust of exploded beliefs may make a fine sunset.
Geoffrey Madan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Tom Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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