Belief Quotes

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul unbelief, in denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov

Irving layton - once you touch the biographies of human beings,...
W. clement stone - truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of...
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Bhagavad Gita
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
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
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
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 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
The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty.
Johann von Goethe
Louis d. brandeis - america has believed that in differentiation, not...
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
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
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
Samuel Butle
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
A belief is not true because it is useful.
Henri Frdric Amiel
The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
D. H. Lawrence
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Hermione Gingold
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
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
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
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
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.
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
Faith Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce
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_
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.
Contrary to popular belief, the most dangerous animal is not the lion or tiger or even the elephant. The most dangerous animal is a shark riding on an elephant, just trampling and eating everything they see.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
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
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
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
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".
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
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
He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fulle
There is danger in both belief and unbelief.
Phaedrus