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Belief quotes by Raymond Smullyan
#1. It has always puzzled me that so many people have taken it for granted that God favors those who believe in him. Isn't it possible that the actual God is a scientific God who has little patience with beliefs founded on faith rather than evidence? #Quote by Raymond Smullyan
Belief quotes by Saul Alinsky
#2. This book will not
contain any panacea or dogma; I detest and fear dogma." ...
"This is not an ideological book except insofar as argument for change,"...
"ideologies tend to be smelted into rigid dogmas claiming exclusive possession of the truth"...
" An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth. "...
" In the end he has one conviction - a belief that if people have the power to act, in the long run they will, most of the time, reach the right decisions.
I am not concerned if this faith in people is regarded as a prime truth and therefore a contradiction of what I have already written, for life is a story of contradictions. Believing in people, the radical has the job of organizing them so that they will have the power #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Belief quotes by Jon Gordon
#3. You want to be a passionate leader who makes decisions that are based on belief and principle over those that are based on feeling. #Quote by Jon Gordon
Belief quotes by Deborah Epperson
#4. Grandpa Eli had often told me that the real truth was seldom what we thought it was. "Most of the time," he said,"people choose to believe a story because it fills their need. At other times, they're afrad not to believe it. Then right or wrong, that belief becomes their truty. #Quote by Deborah Epperson
Belief quotes by William M. Daley
#5. I think the misconceptions, there are certain people that are fixed in those with those beliefs, and been in those for twenty-five years, you're not going to change them ... What you've got to do is basically talk to the future about what you want to with the country. #Quote by William M. Daley
Belief quotes by Richard Corliss
#6. Though not really a comedy, 'Rosewater' is a demonstration of the creed behind 'The Daily Show': belief in the crucial need for impious wit against entrenched power. The freedom of the press is also the freedom to depress - and to inspire. That's a message that can outlive any Oscar season. #Quote by Richard Corliss
Belief quotes by Charles Darwin
#7. 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 many cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man; for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent deity. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Belief quotes by Ann Voskamp
#8. We don't see the material world for what it is meant to be: the means to communion with God ... There is a belief missing, that God is good and that he gives good gifts. #Quote by Ann Voskamp
Belief quotes by Martijn Benders
#9. Not to mention the fact that the belief in conspiracy theories is already a form of conspiracy theory in itself. It's to me not quite clear on what basis you would assume that one conspiracy is no conspiracy, and the others are. Capitalism drives on conspiracy theories as well: they believe in a certain power that creates a "free market" and that you can sit and grow forever on finite resources. This newspaper article obviously did not mean 'conspiracy theory' but 'urban legend', because the question if there are ufos landing on earth and whether you want to believe this seems to have little to do with conspiracy. And whether that is an urban legend worthy of belief is not undisputed. I think people who believe in such things are actually less illogical than people who believe housing associations are useful. #Quote by Martijn Benders
Belief quotes by Avijeet Das
#10. One day you feel this feeling: it emanates from your soul. It is the feeling of struggle. It is the feeling of courage. It is the feeling of self-belief! It is the feeling of chasing your dreams. It is the feeling of trying harder. It is the feeling of never ever giving up! This feeling emanates from the fire burning within your soul! Never ever give up this feeling! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Belief quotes by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
#11. One day a boy asked his father, "What is the value of this life?" Instead of answering, the father told his son, "Take this rock and go offer it at a market, however do not accept any offer and bring the rock back to me. If anybody asks the price, raise two fingers and don't say anything."The boy then went to the market and a man asked,"How much is this rock? I want to put it in my garden." The boy didn't say anything and raised two fingers, so the man said… "$2? I'll take it." And the boy went home and told his father, "A man at the market wants to buy this rock for $2." The father then said, "Son I want you to take this rock to the museum, and if you are asked the price, raise two fingers and don't say a word." The boy then went to the museum, and quickly a man wanted to buy the rock, The boy didn't say anything and raised two fingers and the man said… "$200? I'll take it." The boy was shocked and went running home with the rock in hand, "Father a man wants to buy this rock for $200." His father then said, "There is one last place I'd like you to offer this rock, take it to the precious stone store and show it only to the owner and don't say a word, if he asks the price raise two fingers." The son then went to the precious stone store and showed the rock to the owner. "Where did you find this?" The owner asked, "This is a most precious unpolished gem, one of the most valuable in the whole world, I must have it. What price would you take for it?" The boy didn't say anything #Quote by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
Belief quotes by Thomas Troward
#12. What is our point of support? Is it in ourselves or outside us? Are we self-poised, or does our balance depend on something external? According to the actual belief in which our answer to these questions is embodied so will our lives be. In everything there are two parts, the essential and the incidental – that which is the nucleus and raison d'être of the whole thing, and that which gathers round this nucleus and takes form from it. The true knowledge always consists in distinguishing these two from each other, and error always consists in misplacing them. #Quote by Thomas Troward
Belief quotes by Gary Malone
#13. The belief that the world was created yesterday seems to hold great appeal to those born at that time. #Quote by Gary Malone
Belief quotes by Isaac B. Singer
#14. We must believe in free will. We have no choice. #Quote by Isaac B. Singer
Belief quotes by Esther Hicks
#15. If you believe that something is good, and you do it, it benefits you. If you believe that something is bad, and you do it, it is a very detrimental experience. #Quote by Esther Hicks
Belief quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#16. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Belief quotes by Alan Dean Foster
#17. It is always hard when reality intrudes on belief. #Quote by Alan Dean Foster
Belief quotes by Michelle Alexander
#18. Black success stories lend credence to the notion that anyone, no matter how poor or how black you may be, can make it to the top, if only you try hard enough. These stories "prove" that race is no longer relevant. Whereas black success stories undermined the logic of Jim Crow, they actually reinforce the system of mass incarceration. Mass incarceration depends for its legitimacy on the widespread belief that all those who appear trapped at the bottom actually chose their fate. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Belief quotes by Laurens Van Der Post
#19. Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. #Quote by Laurens Van Der Post
Belief quotes by Johnny Rich
#20. I know everything must be a lie, but I believe it anyway. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Belief quotes by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
#21. Even those, who some time ago believed all the stories about God, that is who believed that divine power exists, have now come to be so ashamed of their own belief, hiding their ignorance, they are now struggling hard to prove those stories as scientifically true. #Quote by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Belief quotes by Sage Steadman
#22. She had walked to the brink, abandoning all belief, and just before the bitter end, she was pulled from the abyss by faith. #Quote by Sage Steadman
Belief quotes by Alec Hutson
#23. Have you ever run from a fight?"
Nel snorted a laugh, quieting the chirping of the birds in the gilded cages hanging from the branches above them. "I've run from more fights than I've fought. It's why I'm still alive. Men who carry weapons tend to have a strange belief that it is better to die honorably than live to fight another day. Foolish. If the odds are against me I flee – and I've never felt any shame doing just that. #Quote by Alec Hutson
Belief quotes by Ernest Becker
#24. Man's best efforts seem utterly fallible without appeal to something higher for justification, some conceptual support for the meaning of one's life from a transcendental dimension of some kind. As this belief has to absorb man's basic terror, it cannot be merely abstract but must be rooted in the emotions, in an inner feeling that one is secure in something stronger, larger, more important than one's own strength and life. It is as though one were to say: "My life pulse ebbs, I fade away into oblivion, but "God" (or "It) remains, even grows more glorious with and through my living sacrifice." At least, this feeling is belief at its most effective for the individual. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Belief quotes by Dean Koontz
#25. The less depth a belief system has, the greater the fervency with which its adherents embrace it. The most vociferous, the most fanatical are those whose cobbled faith is founded on the shakiest grounds. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Belief quotes by Diplo
#26. All over the world kids and women [are] getting killed right now over beliefs, this is silly to get angry over. If it bothers you just don't attend I'm down for anything positive but this doesn't affect our parties too much. I'm not the promoter, I actually had nothing to do with the rules being implemented, but I do agree with my team. And cause of who I am, I'm the de facto speaker. I have thick skin so u guys that consider yourself PLUR can attack me all you want it doesn't bother me. I'm just here for the music. #Quote by Diplo
Belief quotes by Stephen Leston
#27. The process of driving a wedge between sacred and secular history is called secularization...the eventual result of this process is that belief in God is relegated to nothing more than a "personal belief" that has no standing in public discourse. #Quote by Stephen Leston
Belief quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#28. A princess once carefully kissed a porcupine to be kind, upon which he began to think himself a prince. He then dressed like a prince, behaved like a prince, and announced himself to be a prince. The world, therefore, saw him as such, and so a porcupine prince he was. (Of course, most were reluctant to argue with him otherwise.) #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Belief quotes by Christian Wiman
#29. We do not need definite beliefs because their objects are necessarily true. We need them because they enable us to stand on steady spots from which the truth may be glimpsed. And not simply glimpsed - because certainly revelation is available outside of dogma; indeed all dogma, if it's alive at all, is the result of revelation at one time or another - but gathered in. Definite beliefs are what make the radical mystery - those moments when we suddenly know there is a God, about whom we "know" absolutely nothing - accessible to us and our ordinary, unmysterious lives. And more crucially: definite beliefs enable us to withstand the storms of suffering that come into every life, and that tend to destroy any spiritual disposition that does not have deep roots. #Quote by Christian Wiman
Belief quotes by Akshay Vasu
#30. The thing about the human race is, It turns up against everything or everyone that it loses its faith and belief on. And the saddest thing to witness is, Most of it have lost its faith towards humanity. #Quote by Akshay Vasu
Belief quotes by Red Adair
#31. Throughout my years, I've had the pleasure of assembling and training what I believe to be the best group of people in the world. People with the presence of mind to deal with any flare-up, including my own. People who share the belief that nothing is impossible. #Quote by Red Adair
Belief quotes by Sue Burke
#32. Equality is not a fact, like the length of days... Equality is an idea, a belief, like beauty. #Quote by Sue Burke
Belief quotes by Martin Luther
#33. We rightly confess, in our articles of belief, that there is a holy church; for it is invisible, dwelling in a place that none can attain unto, and therefore her holiness cannot be seen; for God doth so hide and cover her with infirmities, with errors, with divers forms of the cross and offences, that according to the judgment of reason, it is nowhere to be seen. #Quote by Martin Luther
Belief quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#34. To create a free society is not to accomplish the impossible task of convincing all people to abandon aggression, but to accomplish the essential task of convincing enough people to abandon the belief that aggression is ever legitimate. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Belief quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#35. Anyone who accepts Jesus into his heart and believes Him always becomes great #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Belief quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#36. Sometimes war takes an arm, or an eye, or it takes two legs from us, but above all the war takes our belief in humanity away from us! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Belief quotes by W.B.Yeats
#37. We only believe in those thoughts which have been conceived not in the brain but in the whole body. #Quote by W.B.Yeats
Belief quotes by Stacey Jay
#38. His love, his faith in me, his belief that I can be as strong and brave as he is ... The way he makes me feel and think and try harder than I've ever tried ... All of it, all of him, is better than anything else. #Quote by Stacey Jay
Belief quotes by Alexis Carrel
#39. 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. #Quote by Alexis Carrel
Belief quotes by Michael Khatkar
#40. BELIEF - It's the shining, lighthouse beacon that relentlessly lights the path to your personal utopia, your promised land your infinite wishes and fantasies. It's your incessant blinding light at the end of the tunnel #Quote by Michael Khatkar
Belief quotes by Judith N. Shklar
#41. Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism. #Quote by Judith N. Shklar
Belief quotes by Janet Morris
#42. Let fools believe what fools believe. #Quote by Janet Morris
Belief quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#43. Belief in Providence is belief in a power to which all things stand at command to be used according to its pleasure, in opposition to which all the power of reality is nothing. Providence cancels the laws of Nature; it interrupts the course of necessity, the iron bond which inevitably binds effects to causes; in short, it is the same unlimited, all-powerful will, that called the world into existence out of nothing. Miracle is a creatio ex nihilo. He who turns water into wine, makes wine out of nothing, for the constituents of wine are not found in water; otherwise, the production of wine would not be a miraculous, but a natural act. The only attestation, the only proof of Providence is miracle. Thus Providence is an expression of the same idea as creation out of nothing. #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Belief quotes by Oswald Chambers
#44. So many people believe in their beliefs, have faith in their faith, and are confident in their confidence. All of this is of no avail. It is our confidence in God that abides, faith in God that remains, and belief in God that lasts. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Belief quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#45. When the thick layers of dark clouds occupy the sky, if there is no wind at all to sweep them away, start blowing with courage and belief! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Belief quotes by Somer Brodribb
#46. The assertion that only sex is power and the arrogation of creativity to the masculine sex and the rendering of all creativity as sexual - this is patriarchal aesthetics. Patriarchal passion sees violent sex as the essential creative act, even aesthetically, through a sort of metaphysical transubstantiation. This is their romantic belief that sex with the Master can produce the artistic spirit in the student. Male creativity is thus born in another, her work is given depth through the violent transgression of her boundaries. #Quote by Somer Brodribb
Belief quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#47. It is almost inevitable that our faith will be challenged. We may at times find ourselves surrounded by others and yet standing in the minority or even standing alone concerning what is acceptable and what is not. Do we have the moral courage to stand firm for our beliefs, even if by so doing we must stand alone? #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Belief quotes by Ellen Ullman
#48. I fear for the world the Internet is creating. Before the advent of the web, if you wanted to sustain a belief in far-fetched ideas, you had to go out into the desert, or live on a compound in the mountains, or move from one badly furnished room to another in a series of safe houses. Physical reality - the discomfort and difficulty of abandoning one's normal life - put a natural break on the formation of cults, separatist colonies, underground groups, apocalyptic churches, and extreme political parties.

But now, without leaving home, from the comfort of your easy chair, you can divorce yourself from the consensus on what constitutes "truth." Each person can live in a private thought bubble, reading only those websites that reinforce his or her desired beliefs, joining only those online groups that give sustenance when the believer's courage flags. #Quote by Ellen Ullman
Belief quotes by Francine Prose
#49. decision. I was tired of his jealousy, sick of his belief that the only permissible topic of conversation was his unrecognized genius. #Quote by Francine Prose
Belief quotes by Rupert Sheldrake
#50. The assumption that the laws of nature are eternal is a vestige of the Christian belief system that informed the early postulates of modern science in the seventeenth century. Perhaps the laws of nature have actually evolved along with nature itself, and perhaps they are still evolving. Or perhaps they are not laws at all, but more like habits. #Quote by Rupert Sheldrake
Belief quotes by Oswald Chambers
#51. Discipleship is based solely on devotion to Jesus Christ, not on following after a particular belief or doctrine. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Belief quotes by Richard Rogers
#52. It is my belief that exciting things happen when a variety of overlapping activities designed for all people-the old and the young, the blue and white collar, the local inhabitant and the visitor, different activities for different occasions-meet in a flexible environment, opening up the possibility of interaction outside the confines of institutional limits. When this takes place, deprived areas welcome dynamic places for those who live, work and visit; places where all can participate, rather than less or more beautiful ghettos. #Quote by Richard Rogers
Belief quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#53. Faith is not belief, it is the grasp on the Ultimate, an illumination. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Belief quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
#54. I don't like medicine. There's an old Irish proverb that goes, "If I knew where I was going to die, I wouldn't go there." I suspect that I'm going to die in a hospital, so every time I go past one, I drive really quickly to get away from those things. So I spend a lot of money on health: gyms, I go to naturopaths, acupuncturists; anybody else who's almost the alternative to medicine. I think by the time you need medicine, it's too late. That's my belief. #Quote by Robert Kiyosaki
Belief quotes by Tony Dovale
#55. Impossible is a perception based upon a limiting mental illusion. Possible is the belief in the potential of unseen possibility, #Quote by Tony Dovale
Belief quotes by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
#56. For once,
engulf,
not air,
but hope.
For once,
breathe on,
a firm belief! #Quote by Jasleen Kaur Gumber
Belief quotes by Abdul Sattar Abu Risha
#57. It is every Muslim's duty to fight those of a different belief until only Allah is worshipped around the world. Everybody has the opportunity to accept Allah and to change to the right path. #Quote by Abdul Sattar Abu Risha
Belief quotes by Caroline Knapp
#58. If only we lived in a culture in which internal measures of satisfaction and success - a capacity for joy and caring, an ability to laugh, a sense of connection to others, a belief in social justice - were as highly valued as external measures. If only we lived in a culture that made ambition compatible with motherhood and family life, that presented models of women who were integrated and whole: strong, sexual, ambitious, cued into their own varied appetites and demands, and equipped with the freedom and resources to explore all of them. If only women felt less isolated in their frustration and fatigue, less torn between competing hungers, less compelled to keep nine balls in the air at once, and less prone to blame themselves when those balls come crashing to the floor. If only we exercised our own power, which is considerable but woefully underused; if only we defined desire on our own terms. And - painfully, truly - if only we didn't care so much about how we looked, how much we weighed, what we wore. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Belief quotes by Thomas Reid
#59. It appears evident, therefore, that those actions only can truly be called virtuous, and deserving of moral approbation, which the agent believed to be right, and to which he was influenced, more or less, by that belief. #Quote by Thomas Reid
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#60. It is better to believe than to doubt. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Harry A. Blackmun
#61. The Free Exercise Clause at the very least was designed to guarantee freedom of conscience by prohibiting any degree of compulsion in matters of belief. It was offended by a burden on one's religion. The Establishment Clause can be understood as designed in part to ensure that the advancement of religion comes only from the voluntary efforts of its proponents and not from support by the state. Religious groups are to prosper or perish on the intrinsic merit and attraction of their beliefs and practices. #Quote by Harry A. Blackmun
Belief quotes by H.L. Mencken
#62. I have little belief in human progress. The human race is incurably idiotic. It will never be happy. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Belief quotes by Ben Carson
#63. made more than a century ago? Certain individuals feel that the United States cannot be forgiven for slavery until reparations are made to the descendants of slaves. This belief goes back to Mosaic laws requiring anyone who caused harm to someone else to make reparations to that individual or to the family if the #Quote by Ben Carson
Belief quotes by Josh James Riebock
#64. Knowledge and belief are sometimes worlds apart. #Quote by Josh James Riebock
Belief quotes by Caroline Kennedy
#65. Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things.
In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible. #Quote by Caroline Kennedy
Belief quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#66. Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you speak aloud. Submit yourself to ordeals and test yourself in fire. Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Belief quotes by Thomas F. Torrance
#67. The original Christians regarded the deposit of faith, as finally inseparable from the very living substance of the Gospel in the saving event of Christ crucified, risen and glorified, but as once and for all entrusted to the church through its apostolic foundation in Christ, informing, structuring and quickening its life and faith and mission as the body of Christ in the world... While the deposit of faith was replete with the truth as it is in Jesus, embodying kerygmatic, didactic and theological content, but its very nature it could not be resolved into a system of truths or set of normative doctrines and formulated beliefs, for the truths and doctrines and beliefs entailed could not be abstracted from the embodied form which they were given in Christ in the apostolic foundation of the church without loss of their real substance. Nevertheless in this embodied form "the faith once for all delivered to the saints" constituted the regulative basis for all explicit formulation of Christian truth, doctrine and belief in the deepening understanding of the church and its regular instruction of catechumens and the faithful. app is #Quote by Thomas F. Torrance
Belief quotes by Emily Dickinson
#68. The abdication of Belief
Makes the Behavior small-
Better an ignis fatuus
Than no illume at all. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Belief quotes by James Carlos Blake
#69. It was my grandmother who first told me that a woman marries a man in the belief that he'll change but he doesn't
and a man marries a woman in the belief that she won't change but she does. #Quote by James Carlos Blake
Belief quotes by Karen Swallow Prior
#70. Nothing defined the latter half of England's Victorian age more than the way in which Darwin's claims shook the collective faith of Victorian society. The cataclysmic effect of Darwin's ideas on his society is described by historians as a crisis of faith that turned the once-hopeful period into an "age of anxiety" and an "age of doubt." The years surrounding the publication of Darwin's work are the narrow gate through which the age of belief passed into the age of unbelief, not only for England but for the entire Western world within the shockingly brief period of one generation. #Quote by Karen Swallow Prior
Belief quotes by Toba Beta
#71. The presence of ghosts is only as close as your belief.
The existence of aliens is only as far as your rejection. #Quote by Toba Beta
Belief quotes by Salman Rushdie
#72. How treacherous history is! Half-truths, ignorance, deceptions, false trails, errors and lies, and buried somewhere in between all of that, the truth, in which it is easy to lose faith, of which it is consequently easy to say, it's a chimera, there's no such thing, everything is relative, one man's absolute belief is another man's fairy tale; but about which we insist, we insist most emphatically, that it is too important an idea to give up to the relativity merchants. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Belief quotes by Chuck Hagel
#73. No one individual vote, no one individual quote or no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. #Quote by Chuck Hagel
Belief quotes by Stephen Batchelor
#74. I know very little with anything approaching certainty. I know that I was born, that I exist, and that I will die. For the most part, I can trust my brain's interpretation of the data presented to my senses: this is a rose, that is a car, she is my wife. I do not doubt the reality of the thoughts and emotions and impulses I experience in response to these things. . . . Yet apart from these primary perceptions, intuitions, inferences, and bits of information, the views that I hold about the things that really matter to me--meaning, truth, happiness, goodness, beauty--are finely woven tissues of belief and opinion. #Quote by Stephen Batchelor
Belief quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#75. If you no longer believe in the God in whom you believed in before, this comes from the fact that there was something wrong with your belief, and you must strive to understand better that which you call God. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Belief quotes by Sabine Baring-Gould
#76. The Welsh have everywhere adopted the Cymric tongue; they hug themselves in the belief that they are pure descendants of the ancient Britons, but in fact, they are rather Silurians than Celts. #Quote by Sabine Baring-Gould
Belief quotes by Carol Plum-Ucci
#77. Don't you give me that postmodern bullshit. There is truth, There is a truth. And what you want, or you feel, or you need, isn't going to change the truth. Any more than it's going to topple a skyscraper. There's truth, and there's belief. Don't call a mule a stallion. #Quote by Carol Plum-Ucci
Belief quotes by T.H. White
#79. Were they, for some purpose almost too cunning for belief, only disguised as themselves? #Quote by T.H. White
Belief quotes by Charles Bukowski
#80. I have, he went on, betrayed myself with
belief, deluded myself with love
tricked myself with sex.
the bottle is damned faithful, he said,
the bottle will not lie #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Belief quotes by Eric Bogosian
#81. Jeff: I'm saying I don't need a limousine to know who I am, alright?
Tim: Right on. You know what? He doesn't need to limo, man.
Jeff: I mean, you know, at least I admit I don't know. I know that things are fucked up beyond belief and I know that I have nothing original to say about any of it, alright? I don't have an answer. I don't have a fucking message.
Tim: Okay, great. Well, now he's crying. Are you guys happy? #Quote by Eric Bogosian
Belief quotes by Harold Lederman
#82. The best fight I ever saw without question, I was very fortunate to be a judge in the fight, between the then current WBC 122 pound champion Wilfredo Gomez, and the reigning WBC 118 pound champion Lupe Pintor. It was absolutely beyond belief. #Quote by Harold Lederman
Belief quotes by Washington Irving
#83. It was his belief, furthermore, that this religion, so elevated and simple, had repeatedly been corrupted and debased by man, and especially outraged by idolatry; wherefore a succession of prophets, each inspired by a revelation from the Most High, had been sent from time to time, and at distant periods, to restore it to its original purity. Such was Noah, such was Abraham, such was Moses, and such was Jesus Christ. By each of these, the true religion had been reinstated upon earth, but had again been vitiated by their followers. The faith, as taught and practiced by Abraham when he came out of the land of Chaldea, seems especially to have formed a religious standard in his mind, from his veneration for the patriarch as the father of Ishmael, the progenitor of his race. #Quote by Washington Irving
Belief quotes by Dennis Prager
#84. One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Belief quotes by Hugh Laurie
#85. I'm not a religious man ... I find I am a fan of science. I believe in science. A humility before the facts. I find that a moving and beautiful thing. And belief in the unknown I find less interesting. I find the known and the knowable interesting enough. #Quote by Hugh Laurie
Belief quotes by Bobby Darnell
#86. An opinion is a poor substitute for understanding. #Quote by Bobby Darnell
Belief quotes by Jenny Slate
#87. If I could remember anything, I would remember my belief that my extra love could just be used on myself. #Quote by Jenny Slate
Belief quotes by Jerry Spinelli
#88. If you believe it, it happens. If you don't, it doesn't. When you believe him, you put your own power in his hands. #Quote by Jerry Spinelli
Belief quotes by Michael J. Sullivan
#89. Fulfillment comes from striving to succeed, to survive by your own wits and strength. Such things make each of us who we are." Using the blanket, he rubbed his hair. "You lose that in captivity, lose yourself, and that loss saps your capacity for joy. I think comfort can be a curse, an addiction that without warning or notice erodes hope. You know what I mean?" He looked at each of them, but no one answered. "Live with it long enough and the prison stops being the walls or the guards. Instead, it's the fear you can't survive on your own, the belief you aren't as capable, or as worthy, as others. I think everyone has the capacity to do great things, to rise above their everyday lives; they just need a little push now and then. #Quote by Michael J. Sullivan
Belief quotes by Joshua L. Liebman
#90. Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them. #Quote by Joshua L. Liebman
Belief quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#91. I admit there are some beliefs upon which I do pass judgment and this is one of them: any belief that calls for the enslavement, maiming, or killing of another is corrupt, primitive, and never divinely inspired. #Quote by Charles F. Glassman
Belief quotes by Kei Miller
#92. Maybe you shake your head, but let me learn a lesson right now: plenty knowledge is in this world. Enough knowledge that you can pick and refuse. And if you want, you can refuse to know plenty things, don't care how true those things be. I know things you does not know, and things you will never know. And it is sake of that - sake of this knowledge - that people have looked on me and called me old fool or crazy. They treat me like I is retarded. Imagine that. I is the idiot because I know what they don't know. #Quote by Kei Miller
Belief quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#93. Parents are programmed to want the best for their kids, regardless of what they get in return. That's what love is supposed to be like, right? But in fact, if you think about it, that's kind of a strange belief. Given what we know about the way people really are. Selfish and shortsighted and egotistical and needy. Why should being a parent, in and of itself, somehow confer superior-personhood on everybody who tries it? Obviously it doesn't. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Belief quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#94. Humanism is a belief that Homo sapiens has a unique and sacred nature, which is fundamentally different from the nature of all other animals and of all other phenomena. Humanists believe that the unique nature of Homo sapiens is the most important thing in the world, and it determines the meaning of everything that happens in the universe. The supreme good is the good of Homo sapiens. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Belief quotes by Mike Lofgren
#95. The Greater Washington area is now home to over sixteen hundred foundations of different kinds; the hordes of gunslinging grantsmen who try to maintain a façade of scholarly disinterest are functionally as much a part of the ecosystem of the town as the lobbyists on K Street. A new threshold of sorts was crossed in 2013 when Jim DeMint (R-SC) with four years still remaining in his Senate term, resigned from office to become president of the Heritage Foundation, not only because he could exert more influence there than as a sitting senator (or he claimed - which, if true, is a sad commentary on the status of most elected officials), but also because he would no longer be limited to a senator's $174,000 statuatory annual salary. ¶ By the 1980s, the present Washington model of 'Beltwayland' was largely established. Contrary to widespread belief, Ronald Reagan did not revolutionize Washington; he merely consolidated and extended pre-existing trends. By the first term of his presidency, the place even had its first openly partisan daily newspaper, the Washington Times, whose every news item, feature, and op-ed was single-mindedly devoted to harping on some conservative bugaboo or other. The Times was the first shot in a later barrage of openly partisan media. Some old practices lingered on, to be sure: Congress retained at least an intermittent bipartisanship until Newt Gingrich's speakership ended it for all time. #Quote by Mike Lofgren
Belief quotes by Rachel Naomi Remen
#97. Dieter said softly, 'My doctor's love is as important to me as his chemotherapy, but he does not know.' Dieter's statement meant a great deal to me. I had not known either. For a long time, I had carried the belief that as a physician my love didn't matter and the only thing of value I had to offer was my knowledge and skill. My training had argued me out of my truth. Medicine is as close to love as it is to science, and its relationships matter even at the edge of life itself. #Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen
Belief quotes by Deborah Meyler
#98. It's a nebulous thing, but it is my belief - my experience also - that women do not have the need to collect that men have. #Quote by Deborah Meyler
Belief quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#99. The three essentials of Hinduism are belief in God, in the Vedas as revelation, in the doctrine of Karma and transmigration. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Belief quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#100. Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! More men have died in their sins, judged by your orthodox creeds, than there are leaves in all the forests in the wide world ten thousand times over. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! I denounce this doctrine as the most infamous of lies. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Belief quotes by Ramana Maharshi
#101. Actions themselves form no bondage. Bondage is only the false belief,"I am the do-er." #Quote by Ramana Maharshi
Belief quotes by Lynne Withey
#102. The custom of confession seemed designed to encourage sin by granting ready forgiveness.
Neither Abigail nor any member of her family ever wavered in their preference for life in America over life in Europe. In France they lived far grander style than they ever lived in Braintree. ...her unshakable belief was that America was superior to Europe - superiority based on simplicity, its supposed lack of extreme wealth and class distinctions, its religion and its emphasis on family #Quote by Lynne Withey
Belief quotes by Gregg Braden
#103. In a malleable world where everything from atoms to cells is changing to match our beliefs, we're limited only by the way we think of ourselves in that world. #Quote by Gregg Braden
Belief quotes by George Clooney
#104. At the core of every religion is the belief that we care for everyone ... It's not too late to help a neighbor in need and to do it with the swiftness, expertise, generosity and love that resides in the best of who we are. #Quote by George Clooney
Belief quotes by Louise L. Hay
#105. Attracting Love Love comes when we least expect it, when we are not looking for it. Hunting for love never brings the right partner. It only creates longing and unhappiness. Love is never outside ourselves; love is within us. Don't insist that love come immediately. Perhaps you are not ready for it, or you are not developed enough to attract the love you want. Don't settle for anybody just to have someone. Set your standards. What kind of love do you want to attract? List the qualities in yourself, and you will attract a person who has them. You might examine what may be keeping love away. Could it be criticism? Feelings of unworthiness? Unreasonable standards? Movie star images? Fear of intimacy? A belief that you are unlovable? Be ready for love when it does come. Prepare the field and be ready to nourish love. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive to love. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Belief quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#106. You must be a myth that your lover can't grasp
and you must chase the moon like a wolf in the night, as if it will show you something only you can understand. Everything you do is a ritual that can mean something more and you must connect and create bonds with the spirits both outer and inner. Seek the strange and mysterious, otherworldly explanations for yourself and things around. There is always more. Always more.
Nothing is ordinary,
and you must make love to him like his touch is your salvation.
You must dare to love and lose and hear your heart break into a million little pieces, glittering like diamonds in the night.
Don't run into hiding when the rain hits us like planets shot down to see who wants to survive
the most
for you want to survive
the most
and you must not hide from madness.

You must love and live and write like you're obsessed and possessed. Go mad for what you believe in. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Belief quotes by Gary A. Klein
#107. My research suggests that when people get rebuffed they become frustrated and angry, but they would do better to become curious about the reason for the rejection. I also found that people assume that others are like them, operating under the same knowledge, beliefs, constraints and priorities. This mirror assumption makes it easier to speculate about why others act in the way they do, but sometimes the mirror assumption is wrong. #Quote by Gary A. Klein
Belief quotes by Charles De Lint
#108. Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused
hence all the old tales of elfin kingdoms moving further and further away from our world, or that magical beings require our faith, our belief in their existence, to survive. That is a lie. All they require is our recognition. #Quote by Charles De Lint
Belief quotes by Edward Carpenter
#109. That men of this kind despise women, though a not uncommon belief, is one which hardly appears to be justified. Indeed, though naturally not inclined to 'fall in love' in this direction, such men are by their nature drawn rather near to women, and it would seem that they often feel a singular appreciation and understanding of the emotional needs and destinies of the other sex, leading in many cases to a genuine though what is called 'Platonic' friendship. There is little doubt that they are often instinctively sought after by women, who, without suspecting the real cause, are conscious of a sympathetic chord in the homogenic which they miss in the normal man. #Quote by Edward Carpenter
Belief quotes by Peter Abelard
#110. Nothing can be believed unless it is first understood; and that for any one to preach to others that which either he has not understood nor they have understood is absurd. #Quote by Peter Abelard
Belief quotes by David A. Price
#111. The man persisted. "No, no, no. It was so funny. What software did you use? - apparently in the belief that the software had built-in humor generation. #Quote by David A. Price
Belief quotes by Emily Nagoski
#112. The belief that the people around us will reciprocate in proportion to what we give them is called "trust. #Quote by Emily Nagoski
Belief quotes by Fennel Hudson
#113. You can escape completely, seeking an alternative life, or you can play the game and go absent without leave. How you do it is up to you. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Belief quotes by Stephen King
#114. Come on back and we'll see if you remember the simplest thing of all – how it is to be children, secure in belief and thus afraid of the dark. #Quote by Stephen King
Belief quotes by E.B. White
#115. The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest. #Quote by E.B. White
Belief quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#116. Wylan summoned every bit of bravado he'd learned from Nina, the will he'd learned from Matthias, the focus he'd studied in Kaz, the courage he'd learned from Inej, and the wild, reckless hope he'd learned from Jesper, the belief that no matter the odds, somehow they would win. #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Belief quotes by Mark Galli
#117. As Wade Clark Roof noted in his study, the 'weightlessness' of contemporary belief in God is a reality ... for religious liberals and many evangelicals. #Quote by Mark Galli
Belief quotes by Dave Duncan
#118. belief begins with the wish #Quote by Dave Duncan
Belief quotes by Cathy O'Neil
#119. Racism, at the individual level, can be seen as a predictive model whirring away in billions of human minds around the world. It is built from faulty, incomplete, or generalized data. Whether it comes from experience or hearsay, the data indicates that certain types of people have behaved badly. That generates a binary prediction that all people of that race will behave that same way. Needless to say, racists don't spend a lot of time hunting down reliable data to train their twisted models. And once their model morphs into a belief, it becomes hardwired. It generates poisonous assumptions, yet rarely tests them, settling instead for data that seems to confirm and fortify them. Consequently, racism is the most slovenly of predictive models. It is powered by haphazard data gathering and spurious correlations, reinforced by institutional inequities, and polluted by confirmation bias. #Quote by Cathy O'Neil
Belief quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#120. We wait upon finite minds to validate infinite things - this is evidence of human stupidity. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Belief quotes by Joseph Conrad
#121. Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Belief quotes by Karen Thompson Walker
#122. I think we lost something else when we lost that crisp rhythm, some general shared belief that we could count on certain things. #Quote by Karen Thompson Walker
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#123. The mighty miracles of the Lord are marvellous! #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Al Stefanelli
#124. The belief in a god is irrational, and once this leap of faith is made it only takes short steps to abandon the standards of rationality and lose the ability to distinguish truth from falsehoods. #Quote by Al Stefanelli
Belief quotes by Shirley Abbott
#125. If I grew up in the simple-minded belief that women were as strong and intelligent as men, it was because I came from a society that had once believed it. #Quote by Shirley Abbott
Belief quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#126. To have a free, peaceful and prosperous world we must be ever stronger particularly in the spiritual things ... It is American belief in decency and justice and progress and the value of individual liberty because of the rights conferred on each of us by our Creator that willcarry us through ... There must be something in the heart as well as the head. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Belief quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#127. I used to be the kind of religious nut who convinces himself that, because the world doesn't share his particular faith (for me, a faith in literature), we must be living in End Times. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Belief quotes by Grant Hackett
#128. I can definitely take more off my world record - a lot more. I have no doubt about that. I'm by no means putting pressure on myself, it's just the belief I have in myself ... I'm not going to limit myself by nominating times or anything like that. I never thought I'd do 14:34 and I did. I thought I'd maybe do 14:38 or 14:39 that day, and I went nearly five seconds quicker so I don't want to limit the possibilities #Quote by Grant Hackett
Belief quotes by E. O. Wilson
#129. Character is in turn the enduring source of virtue. It stands by itself and excites admiration in others. It is not obedience to authority, and while it is often consistent with and reinforced by religious belief, it is not piety. #Quote by E. O. Wilson
Belief quotes by Robert Walser
#130. In the forest you pray involuntarily, and it's also the only place in the world where God is near; God seems to have created forests so we can pray in them as if in sacred temples; one person prays in one way, another in another, but everyone prays. When you lie beneath a fir tree reading a book, you are praying, if praying is the same as being lost in thought. Let God be where He will, in the forest you can sense Him, and you offer up your little bit of belief with silent rapture. #Quote by Robert Walser
Belief quotes by Ayn Rand
#131. There, he thought, was the final abortion of the creed of collective interdependence, the creed of non-identity, non-property, non-fact: the belief that the moral stature of one is at the mercy of the action of another. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Belief quotes by Wendell Berry
#132. From other stories that have been handed down to me I know that my people, like many others in the slave states, went to church with their slaves, were baptized with them, and presumably expected to associate with them in heaven. Again, I have been years realizing what this means, and what it has cost.

First, consider the moral predicament of the master who sat in church with his slaves, thus attesting his belief in the immortality of the souls of people whose bodies he owned and used. He thus placed his body, if not his mind, at the very crux of the deepest contradiction of his life. How could he presume to own the body of a man whose soul he considered as worthy of salvation as his own? To keep this question from articulating itself in his thoughts and demanding an answer, he had to perfect an empty space in his mind, a silence, between heavenly concerns and earthly concerns, between body and spirit. If there had ever opened a conscious connection between the two claims, if the two sides of his mind had ever touched, it would have been like building a fire in a house full of gunpowder: somewhere down deep in his mind he always knew of the danger, and his nerves were always alert to it. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Belief quotes by Thomas Paine
#133. No man is prejudiced in favour of a thing, knowing it to be wrong. He is attached to it on the belief of its being right; and when he sees it is not so, the prejudice will be gone. We have but a defective idea of what prejudice is. It might be said, that until men think for themselves the whole is prejudice, and not opinion; for that only is opinion which is the result of reason and reflection. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Belief quotes by George MacDonald
#134. I should not be surprised," said Mr. Graham, "that the day should come when men will refuse to believe in God simply on the ground of the apparent injustice of things. They would argue that there might be either an omnipotent being who did not care, or a good being who could not help, but that there could not be a being both all good and omnipotent or else he would never have suffered things to be as they are. #Quote by George MacDonald
Belief quotes by Erich Fromm
#135. Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Belief quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#136. The a priori method is distinguished for its comfortable conclusions. It is the nature of the process to adopt whatever belief weare inclined to, and there are certain flatteries to the vanity of man which we all believe by nature, until we are awakened from our pleasing dream by rough facts. #Quote by Charles Sanders Peirce
Belief quotes by Joseph Conrad
#137. They were no colonists; their administration was merely a squeeze, and nothing more, I suspect. They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force - nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind - as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretence but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea - something you can set up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#138. Without darkness, how could we have appreciated the light? #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#139. In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous. #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Belief quotes by Peter L. Berger
#140. Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally. #Quote by Peter L. Berger
Belief quotes by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
#141. Everything I am longing for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of my abundance - will surely be mine... when I am prepared to receive ALL with an open and Thankful heart. #Quote by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
Belief quotes by David Hume
#142. In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence. #Quote by David Hume
Belief quotes by Kevin Smith
#143. I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth; new ideas can't generate. Life becomes stagnant. #Quote by Kevin Smith
Belief quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#144. I give no shit to what extent they believe in superstitions and fanaticism. But I will fight till death, if their fallacious belief hurts any individual. #Quote by M.F. Moonzajer
Belief quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#145. Maybe the real miracle in any miracle is our ability to believe that despite our own depravity, in the eyes of God we are worthy of a miracle. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Belief quotes by Dan Brown
#146. Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief. #Quote by Dan Brown
Belief quotes by Frances Hardinge
#147. And perhaps some other later girl, leafing through her father's library, would come across a footnote in an academic journal and read the name 'Faith Sunderly.' Faith? she would think. That is a female name. A woman did this. If that is so ... then so can I. And the little fire of hope, self-belief and determination would pass to another heart. #Quote by Frances Hardinge
Belief quotes by Shari Graydon
#148. We need an army of white-haired, wild-eyed radicals cutting a swath against the sexism that crosses our paths. It is a good antidote to the larger community's apparent belief that older women are slightly dotty, grandmotherly, benign souls. #Quote by Shari Graydon
Belief quotes by Shaun David Hutchinson
#149. Your entire sense of self-worth is predicated upon your belief that you matter, that you matter to the universe. But you don't. Because we are the ants. #Quote by Shaun David Hutchinson
Belief quotes by Ernest Holmes
#150. Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying. #Quote by Ernest Holmes
Belief quotes by Jeff Wheeler
#151. The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. #Quote by Jeff Wheeler
Belief quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#152. It was Christianity which first painted the devil on the worlds walls; It was Christianity which first brought sin into the world. Belief in the cure which it offered has now been shaken to it's deepest roots; but belief in the sickness which it taught and propagated continues to exists. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Belief quotes by Matthew S. McCormick
#153. 1. Myth: Without God, life has no meaning.

There are 1.2 billion Chinese who have no predominant religion, and 1 billion people in India who are predominantly Hindu. And 65% of Japan's 127 million people claim to be non-believers. It is laughable to suggest that none of these billions of people are leading meaningful lives.

2. Myth: Prayer works.

Studies have now shown that inter-cessionary prayer has no effect whatsoever of the health or well-being of the subject.

3. Myth: Atheists are immoral.

There are hundreds of millions of non-believers on the planet living normal, decent, moral lives. They love their children, care about others, obey laws, and try to keep from doing harm to others just like everyone else. In fact, in predominantly non-believing countries such as in northern Europe, measures of societal health such as life expectancy at birth, adult literacy, per capita income, education, homicide, suicide, gender equality, and political coercion are better than they are in believing societies.

4. Myth: Belief in God is compatible with science.

In the past, every supernatural or paranormal explanation of phenomena that humans believed turned out to be mistaken; science has always found a physical explanation that revealed that the supernatural view was a myth. Modern organisms evolved from lower life forms, they weren't created 6,000 years ago in the finished state. Fever is not caused by de #Quote by Matthew S. McCormick
Belief quotes by Michael Shermer
#154. There is a significant difference between having no belief in a God and believing there is no God ... #Quote by Michael Shermer
Belief quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#155. I enter into discussion and argument with great freedom and ease, inasmuch as opinion finds me in a bad soil to penetrate and take deep root in. No propositions astonish me, no belief offends me, whatever contrast it offers to my own. There is no fancy so frivolous and so extravagant that it does not seem to me quite suitable to the production of the human mind. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Belief quotes by Michel Houellebecq
#156. Life sometimes offers you a chance, he thought, but when you are too cowardly or too indecisive to seize it life takes the cards away; there is a moment for doing things and entering a possible happiness, and this moment lasts a few days, sometimes a few weeks or even a few months, but it happens once and one time only, and if you want to return to it later it's quite simply impossible. There's no more place for enthusiasm, belief, and faith, and there remains just gentle resignation, a sad and reciprocal pity, the useless but correct sensation that something could have happened, that you just simply showed yourself unworthy of this gift you had been offered. #Quote by Michel Houellebecq
Belief quotes by Kristin Luker
#157. Pro-choice and pro-life activists live in different worlds, and the scope of their lives, as both adults and children, fortifies them in their belief that their own views on abortion are the more correct, the more moral, and more reasonable. When added to this is the fact that should 'the other side' win, one group of women will see the very real devaluation of their lives and life resources, it is not surprising that the abortion debate has generated so much heat and so little light. #Quote by Kristin Luker
Belief quotes by Peggy Noonan
#158. The Democrats had long labeled the impeachment debate a distraction from the urgent business of a great nation. But the Republicans argued that the pursuit of justice is the business of a great nation. In winning this point, they caught the falling flag, producing a triumph for the rule of law, a reassertion of the belief that no man is above it, and a rebuke for an arrogance that had grown imperial, #Quote by Peggy Noonan
Belief quotes by H.A.L. Fisher
#159. Nothing commends a radical change to an Englishman more than the belief that it is really conservative. #Quote by H.A.L. Fisher
Belief quotes by Isaac Hayes
#160. There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins. #Quote by Isaac Hayes
Belief quotes by Helen Foster Snow
#161. The essence of all religion is to be willing to risk your life for a belief - not for survival. #Quote by Helen Foster Snow
Belief quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#162. Let any one speak long enough, he will get believers. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Belief quotes by Alex Foster
#163. and fulfillment come from engaging in activities that are productive and you enjoy doing. Contrary to popular belief, relaxing does not bring lasting joy. #Quote by Alex Foster
Belief quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#164. True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Belief quotes by Lidia Yuknavitch
#165. People are forever thinking that the unthinkable can't happen. #Quote by Lidia Yuknavitch
Belief quotes by Kira Peikoff
#166. Christians rejected the need for proof to support belief in God, yet dismissed proof altogether when it was there. #Quote by Kira Peikoff
Belief quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#167. You are a winner; dare to claim it. You reserve your joy if you reverse your belief. You deserve to celebrate ... It will happen when you dare to believe in God! #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Belief quotes by David Click
#168. Is THIS what religion and faith have done to us? Has religious belief thrown us into opposing camps where we cannot even talk of our similarity, but just point to difference? #Quote by David Click
Belief quotes by David Foster Wallace
#169. It's actually not true that our literary culture is nihilistic, at least not in the radical sense of Turgenev's Bazarov. For there are certain tendencies we believe are bad, qualities we hate and fear. Among these are sentimentality, naivete, archaism, fanaticism. It would probably be better to call our own art's culture now one of congenital skepticism. Our intelligentsia distrust strong belief, open conviction. Material passion is one thing, but idealogical passion disgusts us on some deep level. We believe that ideology is now the province of the rival SIGs and PACs all trying to get their slice of the big green pie...and, looking around us, we see that indeed it is so. But Frank's Dostoevsky would point out (or more like hop up and down and shake his fist and fly at us and shout) that if this is so, it's at least partly because we have abandoned the field. That we've abandoned it to fundamentalists whose pitiless rigidity and eagerness to judge show that they're clueless about the "Christian values" they would impose on others. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Belief quotes by Ivan Illich
#170. Industrial innovations are costly, and managers must justify their high cost by producing measurable proof of their
superiority ... [P]eriodic innovations in goods or tools foster the belief that anything new will be proven better. This belief has become an integral part of the modern world view. It is forgotten that whenever a society lives by this delusion, each marketed unit generates more wants than it satisfies. If new things are made because they are better, then the things most people use are not quite good. New models constantly renovate poverty. The consumer feels the lag between what he has and what he ought to get. He believes that products can be made measurably more valuable and allows himself to be constantly re-educated for their consumption. The "better" replaces the "good" as the fundamental normative concept. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Belief quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#171. SADNESSES OF THE COVENANT: Sadness of God's love; Sadness of God's back [sic]; Favourite-child sadness; Sadness of b[ein]g sad in front of one's God; Sadness of the opposite of belief [sic]; What if? Sadness; Sadness of God alone in heaven; Sadness of a God who would need people to pray to Him ... #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Belief quotes by Truth Devour
#172. Maintain purity of heart.
Trust in the process.
Hold steadfast to your belief of self.
Never loose sight of your smile. #Quote by Truth Devour
Belief quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#173. You do not believe, you only believe that you believe. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Belief quotes by Bertrand Russell
#174. Intelligence is impeded by any creed, no matter what, and kindness is inhibited by the belief in sin and punishment (this belief, by the way, is the only one that the Soviet Government has taken over from orthodox Christianity) #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Belief quotes by Steven Redhead
#175. The belief that others think they are right doesn't mean that they are. #Quote by Steven Redhead
Belief quotes by Baba Kalyani
#176. We passionately set up a programme that we call the Indian gun programme. I challenged Colonel Bhatia, who heads our defence business, that let's build an Indian gun. There's a belief that Indian companies aren't capable of this, and we want to prove them wrong, as we did in components. #Quote by Baba Kalyani
Belief quotes by As I Lay Dying
#178. We've focused so long on ideals of freedom that it is this very belief that oppresses us.
We all want to be free, yet we find ways to forfeit liberty to our own impulses, to our own consumption. #Quote by As I Lay Dying
Belief quotes by Preity Zinta
#179. I always follow my heart and my guts. If I want to do something, I have immense belief in hard work and myself. I have it in me to do well anywhere and in anything I do. I have a deep desire to excel in everything I do. #Quote by Preity Zinta
Belief quotes by Hasil Paudyal
#180. Oh great!
I never recognized Sunshine shining me, within me. #Quote by Hasil Paudyal
Belief quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#181. The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It, too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Belief quotes by Christian Bale
#182. In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief. #Quote by Christian Bale
Belief quotes by Rachel Hartman
#183. Was it probably true that reasoning beings were equal? It seemed more like a belief than a fact, even if I agreed with it. If you followed logic all the way back to its origin, did you inevitably end up at point of illogic, an article of faith? #Quote by Rachel Hartman
Belief quotes by John Grisham
#184. They say a woman marries a man with the belief she can change him, and she can't. A man marries a woman with the belief that she won't change, and she does. #Quote by John Grisham
Belief quotes by John C. Eccles
#185. I maintain that the human mystery is incredibly demeaned by scientific reductionism, with its claim in promissory materialism to account eventually for all of the spiritual world in terms of patterns of neuronal activity. This belief must be classed as a superstition ... we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in a material world. #Quote by John C. Eccles
Belief quotes by John Boyne
#186. I had never considered myself to be a dishonest person, hating the idea that I was capable of such mendacity and deceit, but the more I examined the architecture of my life, the more I realized how fraudulent were its foundations. The belief that I would spend the rest of my time on earth lying to people weighed heavily on me and at such times I gave serious consideration to taking my own life. #Quote by John Boyne
Belief quotes by Napoleon Hill
#187. Every individual has the power to change his or her material or financial status by first changing the nature of his or her beliefs. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Belief quotes by Graham Greene
#188. God loves you, they say in the churches, God is everything. People who believe that don't need admiration, they don't need to sleep with a man, they feel safe. But I can't invent a belief. #Quote by Graham Greene
Belief quotes by Harold Rosenberg
#189. If being an anti-art artist is difficult, being an anti-art art historian is a hard position indeed. His doctrinal revolutionism brings forth nothing new in art but reenacts upheavals on the symbolic plane of language. It provides the consoling belief that overthrows are occurring as in the past, that barriers to creation are being surmounted, and that art is pursuing a radical purpose, even if it is only the purpose of doing away with itself. #Quote by Harold Rosenberg
Belief quotes by Carol S. Dweck
#190. As growth-minded leaders, they start with a belief in human potential and development - both their own and other people's. Instead of using the company as a vehicle for their greatness, they use it as an engine of growth - for themselves, the employees, and the company as a whole. #Quote by Carol S. Dweck
Belief quotes by Gudjon Bergmann
#191. This tendency to defend a belief structure is true in all cases, even the rational. Never underestimate our ability to convince ourselves of what we wish to be true, especially if we have invested time and money in our beliefs. #Quote by Gudjon Bergmann
Belief quotes by Edward S. Curtis
#192. Participation in the dance was entirely voluntary, a mental vow to worship the Mystery in this manner being expressed by a man ardently desiring the recovery of a sick relative; or surrounded by an enemy with escape apparently impossible; or, it might be, dying of hunger ... since some inscrutable power had swept all game from forest and prairie. Others joined in the ceremony in the hope and firm belief that the Mystery ... would grant them successes against the enemy and consequent eminence at home. #Quote by Edward S. Curtis
Belief quotes by Alexandra Bracken
#193. When his hands were dry and chapped, he recalled the softness of her skin. When the world shivered at the approaching winter, he recalled the warmth of being beside her. When he felt the sneering judgment of the eyes around him, he recalled the invincibility she'd instilled in him with her belief. #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
Belief quotes by Neal Stephenson
#194. What he wasn't so good at was manipulating the internal states of other humans, getting them to see things his way, do things for him. His baseline attitude toward other humans wass that they could all just go fuck themselves and that he was not going to expend any effort whatsoever getting them to change the way they thought. This was probably rooted in a belief that hed been inculcated to him from the get-go: that there was an objective reality, which all people worth talking to could observe and understand, and that there was no point in arguing about anything that could be so observed and so understood. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Belief quotes by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
#195. The plant and animal kingdoms (excluding humans) offered some pleasant surprises. Organisms from these realms are much simpler to figure out. Their behaviours are not muddied by personality factors or flawed belief systems. If an insect smells like a fart, you can be sure that the stench has a genetic basis. It is neither trying to make a lofty point, nor is it suffering from an inferiority complex. #Quote by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
Belief quotes by Richard Rorty
#196. My principal motive is the belief that we can still make admirable sense of our lives even if we cease to have ... an ambition of transcendence. #Quote by Richard Rorty
Belief quotes by Rachelle Dekker
#197. What are we without belief, without purpose? #Quote by Rachelle Dekker
Belief quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#198. It is not needful for our dreams to be very grand nor very big. It is only needful for our dreams to be very shiny. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Belief quotes by Maya Banks
#199. That's not true. You've given me something very precious indeed. Your trust, Eve. And I know what
that cost you ... A woman's trust is the most priceless gift she can give a man. Her belief in his ability to keep her safe and protect her from all harm. #Quote by Maya Banks
Belief quotes by Karen Mills
#200. I grew up in a family business ... that really has provided the core of my belief in American small business, and in America's ability to grow and operate important businesses that can compete and be successful. #Quote by Karen Mills

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