Quotations on Belief

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Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Imagination, Belief, Failure, Supernatural)

There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Humor, Belief, May, Sense, Wit)

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Love, God, Belief, Christian, World)

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Truth, Belief, Day, Will)

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Meaning)

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Life, Belief, Spiritual)

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Keywords: People, Belief, Kindness, Result)

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
- Mukesh Ambani
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Growth)

My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Life, People, Belief, Reincarnation)

I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: People, Belief, Country, Future)

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
(Keywords: Life, Sacrifice, Belief, Dying, Fate, Living)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Belief, Man, Will)

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Age, Belief, Disguise)

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Friendship, Belief, Nothing)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Religion, Belief, Atheism, Modernity, Theory)

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Ideas, Belief, Control, Mind, Practice, Right)

It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Development, Belief, Interest)

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
- Countess of Blessington
(Keywords: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country's success.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Success, Belief, Country, President, Succeed)

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Business, Ideas, Belief, Mind, School, Scientists, Will, Wrong)

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
- Max Born
(Keywords: Truth, Belief, Evil, Possession, World)

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

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
(Keywords: Happiness, Progress, Belief, America, Lies)

We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. So, you think maybe there are other answers. There are not but if you belief something will help you it probably will: it will help, not cure.
- Charles Bronson
(Keywords: Thought, Belief, Answers, Cure, Help, Will)

The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Truth, Belief, Income, Value)

Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Heart, Belief, Christian, Questioning)

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.
- Prescott Bush
(Keywords: Patriotism, Life, Belief, Courage, American, Battle, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: God, Religion, Belief, Church)

Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself.
- Caryl Chessman
(Keywords: Fear, Belief, Hope, Dignity, Will)

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: Successful, Belief, Building)

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Men, Belief, Error, Pleasure)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Belief, Brothers, Man, Mankind)

This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Faith, Thought, Action, Belief, Sense, Sin)

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Men, Belief, Evil, Supernatural, Wickedness)

Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: People, Belief, Hope, Spirit, World)

The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
- Michael Crichton
(Keywords: Life, Faith, Belief, Reason, Universe, Years)

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.
- Adrian Cronauer
(Keywords: Equality, Belief, American, Martin)

In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: God, Men, Belief, Fact, Immortality, Reason, Support)

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: People, Belief, Artists, Pleasure)



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