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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.
Henry James

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

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

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
Maxwell Maltz

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

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

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

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

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

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavour to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.
Jeremy Bentham

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 constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear
Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

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

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

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



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