Belief Quotes

Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Margaret Atwood
Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.
Thomas Jefferson

Bertrand russell - i would never die for my beliefs because i might...
William james - believe that life is worth living and your belief...
Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.
Ellen G. White
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad

Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief.
A. Huxley, Island
There is danger in both belief and unbelief.
Phaedrus
If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be permissible, even cannibalism.
Brothers Karamazov, Pt 1, Bk i, Ch 6
My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
Socrates
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
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)
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish".
W. clement stone - truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of...
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
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
He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fulle
Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
John Gunthe
Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.
John Schumake
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
James Truslow Adams
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.
Maurice Chapelain
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - A trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
Ronald Reagan
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost
In my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you also understand the most amusing.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
Theodore Roosevelt
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion.
Maurice Chapelain
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
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
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
Samuel Butle
The greatest enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - - Delierate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth persistent, peruasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - - Deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
The tragic mistake of so many in the environmentalist movement is the belief that the rest of the world can afford to hold itself to our expensive green standards.
Jonathan Berry
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde