Belief Quotes

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 Thurbe
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell

Louis d. brandeis - america has believed that in differentiation, not...
Robert frost - why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to...
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
John Maynard Keynes

Science... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Thomas Huxley
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 5
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joesph Conrad, "Carnival of Wit".
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
Walter Bagehot
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Matrix, The
Phil donahue - what really keeps me going is the constant belief...
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.
Bartholomew
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief.
Robert Ingersoll, ? What Must We Do To Be Saved?? (1880)
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, Dear Me (1977)
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.
Mahatma Gandhi
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Oxton Bolt
The Godless would deny and destroy human rights.... the liberties of a nation cannot be secure when belief in God is abandoned.
U. S. Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
W. Somerset Maugham
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
Epicurus
Do continue to believe that with your feeling 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
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fulle
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James
Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548 - 549
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.
Janet Jackson
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Gerry Spence
Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple - Minded...
Plato, _Phaedrus_
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill
The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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
There is danger in both belief and unbelief.
Phaedrus
The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty.
Johann von Goethe