Quotations on Beliefs

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Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, Opinions, Vote)

While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs, I have been surrounded by nothing but support.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Work, Beliefs, May, Nothing, Support)

As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, People, Beliefs, State)

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Life, Beliefs, Will)

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)

We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Experience, Thought, Beliefs, Deeds)

Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Beauty, Beliefs, Body, Shame)

The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, Fault, Today, Uncertainty)

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.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: Change, Work, Values, Beliefs, Culture, Study)

And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Policy, Ideas, Beliefs, Pressure, Support)

Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Beliefs, Thinking)

The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: American, Beliefs, Neutrality, Religious, Tradition)

Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins.
- Harry Bridges
(Keywords: Power, People, Beliefs, Colors, Respect, Students, Teachers)

Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human.
- Clancy Brown
(Keywords: Nature, Beliefs, Human nature)

America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Peace, America, Beliefs, Desire, Dignity, Rights, Man, Mission, Nation, Woman)

The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: Life, Values, Beliefs, Countries)

My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
- Ed Case
(Keywords: Marriage, Beliefs, Religious, Spiritual)

Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
- Sri Chinmoy
(Keywords: God, Heart, Ideas, Beliefs, Consciousness, May, Mind, Spiritual, Thinking, Will)

Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands of years will be questioned as never before.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Values, Beliefs, Will, Years)

The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others, and consequent support of false beliefs.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Character, Beliefs, Credulity, Harm, Man, Support)

An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed by the labours and struggles of our forefathers, which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex circumstances of our life.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Life, Beliefs, Circumstances)

Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Life, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Question, Will)

Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, May, Myths)

When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs.
- Cindy Crawford
(Keywords: Love, Mom, Being, Beliefs, Children)

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Religion, Thought, People, Beliefs, Harm, Nonsense)

At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Change, Power, Truth, People, Values, Beliefs, Nation)

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: History, Beliefs, Man, Old, Surrender)

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: Work, Beliefs, Old, Trouble)

In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.
- David Herbert Donald
(Keywords: Religion, Beliefs, Day, Meetings, Prayer, President, Public, Religious, Right)

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Apples, Beliefs, Man)

When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
- Michael Ende
(Keywords: Power, Beliefs, Lies)

I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
- Ralph Fiennes
(Keywords: Power, Actors, Beliefs, May)

When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
- Ralph Fiennes
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Buddhist, Beliefs, Catholicism, End)

Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
- Mary Garden
(Keywords: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.
- Jerry Gillies
(Keywords: Work, Beliefs, Energy, Succeed)

The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along - however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened.
- Todd Gitlin
(Keywords: Change, People, Beliefs, Living, May, Now, World)

There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
- Rudy Giuliani
(Keywords: Leader, Being, Beliefs, Popular)

In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Faith, Society, Feelings, Hope, Beliefs, Harmony, Religious, Writer)

We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order.
- Asa Gray
(Keywords: Idea, Knowledge, Beliefs, Books, Duty, May, Observation, Order)

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray
(Keywords: Men, Attitude, Christian, Beliefs, Order, Thoughtful)

The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Life, Beliefs, Reincarnation, World)

I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
- Jasmine Guy
(Keywords: Life, People, Beliefs, Practice)

Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: People, Values, Beliefs, Fact, May, Reason, Religious)

There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs... begins.
- Isaac Hayes
(Keywords: Time, Beliefs, Bigotry, Intolerance, Religious, Satire, World)

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
- Aaron Hill
(Keywords: Thoughts, Beliefs, Consequences, Morals)

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Ideas, Beliefs, Harmony, Measure)

An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: People, Beliefs, Corporate)

We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: Trust, Beliefs, Doctors, Religious)

We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull
(Keywords: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)



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