Belief Quotes

Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurbe
William james - be not afraid of life. believe that life is worth...
Sophia loren - nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the...
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
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.
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Thomas Wolfe
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
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau
Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief.
A. Huxley, Island
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joesph Conrad, "Carnival of Wit".
Thomas carlyle, heroes and hero worship, 1840 - no sadder proof can be given by man of his own...
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
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".
If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief.
Robert Ingersoll, ? What Must We Do To Be Saved?? (1880)
Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
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
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill
The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
David P. Mikkelson, Snopes. com, 04 - 10 - 04
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
John Gunthe
Morpheus You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.
Matrix, The
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Franklin P. Jones
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Margaret Atwood
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Oxton Bolt
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
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
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
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
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
My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
Socrates
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
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
Walter Bagehot
He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fulle
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin