Belief Quotes

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

Honore de balzac - nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on...
Richard adams - the radical novelty of modern science lies...
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
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Natural History of Intellect (1893)
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.
Maurice Chapelain
Many people have died for their beliefs? The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe.
Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
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
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
Adam Clayton Jr. Powell
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
James r. lowell - toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold...
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
George Walker Bush
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
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
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 thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Louis D. Brandeis
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
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James
If the belief in Christianity did not make us happy, it would not be believed: how little it must then be worth!
Friedrich Nietzsche, "Human, All Too Human" page 87, #120.
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
I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment.
Pat Conroy, "The Lords of Discipline".
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Bhagavad Gita
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert Lynd
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Gerry Spence
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
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Hermione Gingold
What really keeps me going is the constant belief that it could all disappear tomorrow.
Phil Donahue
God, I dont 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 Preache
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
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Andr Dubus
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham