Belief Quotes

With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Matrix, the - morpheus you have to let it all go, neo. fear,...
Pliny the elde - why is it that we entertain the belief that for...
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
D. Elton Trueblood
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

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
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Andr Dubus
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 thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau
Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
Irving Layton
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Our minds thus grow in spots and like grease spots, the spots spread. But we let them spread as little as possible we keep unaltered as much of our old knowledge, as many of our old prejudices and beliefs, as we can.
William James
James thurbe - if i have any beliefs about immortality, it is...
No sadder proof can be given by man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship, 1840
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
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
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin
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
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
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.
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
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion.
Maurice Chapelain
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
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins
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
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
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.
William James
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
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
Socrates
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.
Richard Adams
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
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.
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
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
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
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