Belief Quotes

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac

Maurice chapelain - the final delusion is the belief that one has...
Robert frost - why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to...
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)
The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.
Charles Robert Darwin

Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - And on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - And we will neglect it at our peril.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 p1063
Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief.
A. Huxley, Island
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
Samuel Butle
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long - Established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
Henry Besseme
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
No sadder proof can be given by man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship, 1840
W. clement stone - truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
George Santayana
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell
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
God, I don? t have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 26, 2002
Mankind is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it.
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, Chapter IX
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Thomas Wolfe
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.
William James
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
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
If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches
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
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_
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Franklin P. Jones
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
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert Lynd
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
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.
Maurice Chapelain