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Belief Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Belief

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Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Myth Religion Mind Tradition Faith

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

 

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling,
arising within the mind of the one praying.
- Ernest Holmes

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

Belief creates the actual fact.
- William James

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Belief is the death of intelligence.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt
is theoretically possible.
- William James

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul
grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the
part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

All money is a matter of belief.
- Adam Smith

There are two objectionable types of believers:
those who believe the incredible and those who believe
that 'belief' must be discarded and replaced by 'the scientific method.
- Max Born

A belief may be larger than a fact.
- Vannevar Bush

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people
have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to
have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh,
and that's definitely a challenge.
- Jenna Elfman

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.
- Joan of Arc

It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so
stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
- John Howard

The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship.
- Ralph Fiennes

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy,
just as light.
- David Hockney

I believe in prayer and in strong belief.
- Tina Turner

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary;
men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
- Joseph Conrad

However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph
of humanist and progressive values that mankind has
achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness.
- Tran Duc Luong

There arose a belief in style - and in banality.
Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was
a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.
- Douglas Sirk

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
- Samuel Butler

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Palestinian propagandists can say and do anything they
please without concern for the truth,
in the belief that if they repeat it often enough it
will simply become the truth.
- Jack Schwartz

If the American people really come to a settled belief
that Bush lied us into war,
his presidency will be over.
- Bill Kristol

The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
- Herodotus

The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants
is very strong in Greece.
- James Theodore Bent

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting
your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
- Deepak Chopra

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
- Thomas Paine

Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and
domination are synonymous with manliness.
- Kent Nerburn

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

It's a short step from the belief that every child
should be wanted to the belief that a child exists to satisfy our wants.
- Leon Kass

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself.
A man should never think that.
My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
- Isaac Asimov

Just as no one can be forced into belief,
so no one can be forced into unbelief.
- Sigmund Freud

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction,
things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali

Yeah, I think the common denominator -
and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 -
but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.
- Jenna Elfman


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