Belief Quotes

I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment.
Pat Conroy, "The Lords of Discipline".
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

James truslow adams - be not afraid of life. believe that life is worth...
Walter bagehot - strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them...
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
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
Bhagavad Gita

Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.
John Schumake
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion.
Maurice Chapelain
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
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold - Bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Franklin p. jones - an atheist is one who hopes the lord will do...
Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - And on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - And we will neglect it at our peril.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 p1063
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Andr Dubus
My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
Socrates
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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 in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine
The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
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
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)
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
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad
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
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 belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joesph Conrad, "Carnival of Wit".
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
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 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)
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 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
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
The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.
Charles Robert Darwin
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
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.