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)

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Beliefs, Impossibility)

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)

In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Beliefs, Fact, Fanatics, Military, Religious, Respect, Want)

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)

There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor.
- Frank Howard Clark
(Keywords: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
- Frank Howard Clark
(Keywords: Beliefs, Help, Nothing, Trying)

Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Beliefs, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

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)

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
- Mario Cuomo
(Keywords: Beliefs, Force)

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)

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
- Guy Debord
(Keywords: Beliefs, Ignorance, Quotations)

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)

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich
(Keywords: Beliefs, Habits)

This is a free country, and nobody should be criticized for their political beliefs. We're all allowed to have our opinions.
- Shannen Doherty
(Keywords: Beliefs, Country, Opinions)

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)

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
- Albert Ellis
(Keywords: Beliefs, Results, World)

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Beliefs, Man)

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 beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: Beliefs, Democracy, Independence, Nation, Nations, Today)

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)



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