Belief Quotes

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin
Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
Irving Layton

Louise erdrich - they were so strong in their beliefs that there...
Janet jackson - dreams can become a reality when we possess a...
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief, or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.
Bertrand Russell
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
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
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".
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
Blind belief is dangerous.
Kenyan Prove
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
Margaret atwood - another belief of mine that everyone else my age...
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
George Santayana
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.
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
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
Peggy Noonan
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
A belief is not true because it is useful.
Henri Frdric Amiel
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Franklin P. Jones
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
James Truslow Adams
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)
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)
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
What really keeps me going is the constant belief that it could all disappear tomorrow.
Phil Donahue
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
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
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
Walter Bagehot
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
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins
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
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Peter Ustinov
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Bhagavad Gita
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joesph Conrad, "Carnival of Wit".
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell