Belief Quotes

Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
John Gunthe
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov

Robert lynd - the belief in the possibility of a short decisive...
Bertrand russell - man is a credulous animal, and must believe...
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 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

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
The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003
Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief.
A. Huxley, Island
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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
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)
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Oxton Bolt
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
Gerry spence - i would rather have a mind opened by wonder than...
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Sophia Loren
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
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
Love is the mistaken belief that one woman differs from another.
Henry Louis Mencken
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
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
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
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
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
There is danger in both belief and unbelief.
Phaedrus
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 belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.
Max Born
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Matrix, The
The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty.
Johann von Goethe
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James
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
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
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_