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#1. Conceive, believe and achieve. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#2. Belief is the enemy of a storyteller - Author: Rabih Alameddine
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#3. Faith is our belief that God will do what He says that He will do. - Author: Janet A. Nicolet
Belief quotes by Janet A. Nicolet
#4. A Cultist is one who has a strong belief in the Bible and the Second Coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high level of financial giving to a Christian cause; who home schools his children; who has accumulated survival foods and has a strong belief in the 2nd Amendment, and who distrusts Big Government. - Author: Janet Reno
Belief quotes by Janet Reno
#5. The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible's teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. This same sense of man patterned the convictions of those who framed the English system of law inherited by our own Nation, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. - Author: Ronald Reagan
Belief quotes by Ronald Reagan
#6. Every day is predetermined by God. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#7. For this world, which lives only through belief, being forgotten is our ultimate death curse. Had you not come, we would have slowly faded until nothing remained. Do not blame yourself for the machinations of fate. - Author: Kathryn Tanquary
Belief quotes by Kathryn Tanquary
#8. To me, the capacity to earn money has never been a measurement of success. It is my belief that people must develop a philosophy early in life which permits them to have as much pleasure, enjoyment and satisfaction now as is possible without injuring themselves or others. Money can help to do this, but it is not and must not become the sole aim of a person's existence. We all know what happened to King Midas. - Author: Rudy Vallee
Belief quotes by Rudy Vallee
#9. I think every one who has some vague belief in God, until he becomes a Christian, has the idea of an exam, or of a bargain in his mind. The first result of real Christianity is to blow that idea into bits. When they find it blown into bits, some people think this means that Christianity is a failure and give up. They seem to imagine that God is very simple-minded! In fact, of course, He knows all about this. One of the very things Christianity was designed to do was to blow this idea to bits. God has been waiting for the moment at which you discover that there is no question of earning a pass mark in this exam, or putting Him in your debt.

Then comes another discovery. Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. So that when we talk of a man doing anything for God or giving anything to God, I will tell you what it is really like.

It is like a small child going to its father and saying, "Daddy, give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present." Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child's present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction. When a man has made these two discoveries God can really get to work. It is after this that real life begins. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Belief quotes by C.S. Lewis
#10. Most men are followers, and implicitly rely upon the judgment of others. They mistake solemnity for wisdom, and regard a grave countenance as the title page and Preface to a most learned volume. So they are easily imposed upon by forms, strange garments, and solemn ceremonies. And when the teaching of parents, the customs of neighbors, and the general tongue approve and justify a belief or creed, no matter how absurd, it is hard even for the strongest to hold the citadel of his soul. In each country, in defence of each religion, the same arguments would be urged. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Belief quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#11. The word "universe" means "one tune" or "one rhythm", and when we are in tune or in rhythm with it, it cannot help but respond. - Author: Stephen Richards
Belief quotes by Stephen Richards
#12. Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Belief quotes by Terry Pratchett
#13. The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. - Author: Margaret Fuller
Belief quotes by Margaret Fuller
#14. You had an image of life inside you, a belief or an ideal, that you were ready to do good deeds, to suffer, and to sacrifice – and by degrees you noticed that the world had no need of your good deeds, or sacrifices, and such like; that life was not an heroic tale, with roles for heroes, and such like, but a comfortable bourgeois parlour, where one is perfectly satisfied with eating and drinking, coffee and knitted stockings, tarot readings and music on the radio. And he who wants otherwise and has the heroic and the beautiful inside him, the veneration of great poets or the adoration of saints inside him, he is a fool and a knight errant, a latter day Don Quixote? - Author: Hermann Hesse
Belief quotes by Hermann Hesse
#15. Plunder has matured into habit and addiction; the people who could author the mechanized death of our ghettos, the mass rape of private prisons, then engineer their own forgetting, must inevitably plunder much more. This is not a belief in prophecy but in the seductiveness of cheap gasoline. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#16. There is scarcely a single joy or sorrow within the experience of our fellow-creatures which we have not tasted; yet the belief, in the good and beautiful has never forsaken us. It has been medicine to us in sickness, richness in poverty, and the best part of all that ever delighted us in health and success. - Author: Leigh Hunt
Belief quotes by Leigh Hunt
#17. I had no hope. Yet expectation lived on in me, the last thing she had left behind. What further consummations, mockeries, torments did I still anticipate? I had no idea as I abided in the unshaken belief that the time of cruel wonders was not yet over. - Author: Stanislaw Lem
Belief quotes by Stanislaw Lem
#18. Evolution writ large is the belief that a cloud of hydrogen will spontaneously invent extreme-ultraviolet lithography, perform Swan Lake, and write all the books in the British Museum. - Author: Fred Reed
Belief quotes by Fred Reed
#19. Self-Empowerment is free to anyone who chooses to use it. It comes from within and nowhere else. You cannot buy it, borrow it, steal it or sell it. It is always available to you and never wears out. The only choice you have to make is whether or not you will use it. - Author: Gary Hopkins
Belief quotes by Gary Hopkins
#20. If you ask the religious person "What do you believe in?" he will tell you about one thing. But if you ask him "What do you not believe in?" he will tell you about many, many things! And if you ask an atheist "What do you believe in?" he will say "Nothing." The only difference between an atheist and a religious person, is one thing. If one thing isn't there, there would be no difference at all! When I say I am losing my religion, I am not saying that I'm losing my belief; but I am saying that I'm losing my disbeliefs. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
Belief quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#21. I great difficulty having any respect for a religion that has so little confidence in the truth of its beliefs that it feels reduced to using threats in order to propagate those beliefs. - Author: Richard Dawkins
Belief quotes by Richard Dawkins
#22. This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people ... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave. - Author: Joss Whedon
Belief quotes by Joss Whedon
#23. Sickness is a belief, which must be annihilated by the divine Mind. - Author: Mary Baker Eddy
Belief quotes by Mary Baker Eddy
#24. Today's belief is tomorrow's behavior. If you want to be happier person tomorrow, sow seeds of happiness today. - Author: Max Lucado
Belief quotes by Max Lucado
#25. The birth of excellence begins with our awareness that our beliefs are a choice. We usually don't think of it that way, but belief can be a conscious choice. You can choose beliefs that limit you, or you can choose beliefs that support you. The trick is to choose the beliefs that are conducive to success and the results you want and to discard the ones that hold you back. - Author: Anthony Robbins
Belief quotes by Anthony Robbins
#26. Those who march with us will certainly face abuse, misunderstanding, bitter animosity, and possibly the ferocity of struggle and of danger. In return, we can only offer to them the deep belief that they are fighting that a great land may live. - Author: Oswald Mosley
Belief quotes by Oswald Mosley
#27. Of course, even without my help, other forces would keep the cosmos chugging along. Many different belief systems powered the revolution of the planets and stars. Wolves would still chase Sol across the sky. Ra would continue his daily journey in his sun barque. Tonatiuh would keep running on his surplus blood from human sacrifices back in the Aztec days. And that other thing - science - would still generate gravity and quantum physics or whatever. - Author: Rick Riordan
Belief quotes by Rick Riordan
#28. Generally certain symptoms appear, among them a peculiar use of language: one wants to speak forcefully in order to impress one's opponent, so one employs a special, "bombastic" style full of neologisms which might be described as "power-words." This symptom is observable not only in the psychiatric clinic but also among certain modern philosophers, and, above all, whenever anything unworthy of belief has to be insisted on in the teeth of inner resistance: the language swells up, overreaches itself, sprouts grotesque words distinguished only by their needless complexity. The word is charged with the task of achieving what cannot be done by honest means. - Author: C. G. Jung
Belief quotes by C. G. Jung
#29. If one believes in a god, one is a Theist. If one does not believe in a god, then one is an A-theist - he is without that belief. The distinction between atheism and theism is entirely, exclusively, that of whether one has or has not a belief in God. - Author: Chapman Cohen
Belief quotes by Chapman Cohen
#30. You may find that knowledge is not so great a thing as belief or hope. - Author: Mark Rude
Belief quotes by Mark Rude
#31. What's in a fairytale? Shadows and light, good and true, vile and ugly, frightening and comforting, heroes and heroines who know that belief in their own magic spurs them on. It is their own faith and courage as they reach for an unwritten Destiny that grants their deepest hopes and makes dreams, as if by magic, come true. - Author: Suzy Davies
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#32. Skeptics might argue that pharmaceutical companies will fight anything that casts their products in a dubious light - especially if it results in people using lower doses across the board - but the truth is that, for many drug companies, reliable information on the placebo effect can't come soon enough. To pass muster, a drug must outperform placebo. But a 2001 study of antidepressant drug trials showed that while drug efficacy is rising, placebo rates are rising faster. It's almost ironic; the factors behind this are many and varied, but a significant contributor is our society's knowledge of - and belief in - the power of medicines. The pharmaceutical industry's palpable success means that unless something radical happens, it could soon be, like the Red Queen, running to stand still. - Author: Michael Brooks
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#33. Rather, although belief may be adequate for explaining the behavior of individual animals - an animal which believes that p will behave no differently from an animal which knows that p - talk of knowledge is necessary once one begins to look at explaining the cognitive capacities of a species. - Author: Hilary Kornblith
Belief quotes by Hilary Kornblith
#34. Pastor Smith did not have the religious constitution needed to provide salvation for any of us who'd had a hand in this tragic event. We had put on the armour of God, and there was no undoing what we had done. My faith, my belief in myself as a good citizen, everything I had thought was truth was scattered to the wind, and no one on this earth could put that to rights. Things weren't as simple as living and dying. I understood that now. - Author: Cheryl R Cowtan
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#35. You can't escape from a prison until you recognize you are in one. People who have chosen to live within the limits of their old beliefs continue to have the same experiences. It takes effort and commitment to break old patterns - Author: Bob Proctor
Belief quotes by Bob Proctor
#36. The trouble with deep belief is that it costs something And there is something inside me, some selfish beast of a subtle thing that doesn't like the truth at all because it carries responsibility, and if I actually believe these things I have to do something about them. It is so, so cumbersome to believe anything. And it isn't cool. - Author: Donald Miller
Belief quotes by Donald Miller
#37. What no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned. Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish. - Author: Austin Farrer
Belief quotes by Austin Farrer
#38. Belief, not lack of it, is the source of intolerance. The greater the belief, the greater the intolerance. - Author: Marty Rubin
Belief quotes by Marty Rubin
#39. If ever the adventure proves tiring, or you lose sight of your dream, look to the west at sunset. There, on days when the skies are clear, you might see upon the horizon a thin layer of amber mist. When it appears, you will know its purpose: it is the mist of believing. - Author: Fennel Hudson
Belief quotes by Fennel Hudson
#40. Thus Milton refines the question down to a matter of faith," said Coleridge, bringing the lecture to a close, "and a kind of faith more independent, autonomous - more truly strong, as a matter of fact - than the Puritans really sought. Faith, he tells us, is not an exotic bloom to be laboriously maintained by the exclusion of most aspects of the day to day world, nor a useful delusion to be supported by sophistries and half-truths like a child's belief in Father Christmas - not, in short, a prudently unregarded adherence to a constructed creed; but rather must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God. This is why religion can only be advice and clarification, and cannot carry any spurs of enforcement - for only belief and behavior that is independently arrived at, and then chosen, can be praised or blamed. This being the case, it can be seen as a criminal abridgement of a person's rights willfully to keep him in ignorance of any facts - no piece can be judged inadmissible, for the more stones, both bright and dark, that are added to the mosaic, the clearer is our picture of God. - Author: Tim Powers
Belief quotes by Tim Powers
#41. The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured- disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui- in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the while a meter is running inside and there is no hand that can reach in there and shut it off. - Author: Henry Miller
Belief quotes by Henry Miller
#42. By seeking what was needful for Eppie, by sharing the effect that everything produced on her, he had himself come to appropriate the forms of custom and belief which were the mould of Raveloe life; and as, with reawakening sensibilities, memory also reawakened, he had begun to ponder over the elements of his old faith, and blend them with his new impressions, till he recovered a consciousness of unity between his past and present. - Author: George Eliot
Belief quotes by George Eliot
#43. An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#44. The purpose of democracy - supplanting old belief in the necessary absoluteness of establish'd dynastic rulership, temporal, ecclesiastical, and scholastic, as furnishing the only security against chaos, crime, and ignorance - is, through many transmigrations, and amid endless ridicules, arguments, and ostensible failures - Author: Walt Whitman
Belief quotes by Walt Whitman
#45. Is it a fact that those who believe in a Heavenly Father do so because or partly because their earthly fathers were inadequate? I doubt it. If it is a fact, however, it is of psychological rather than theological interest. It may help us understand theists, but it tells us nothing at all about the truth of their belief; to that it is simply irrelevant. - Author: Alvin Plantinga
Belief quotes by Alvin Plantinga
#46. If you want to know what your true beliefs are- take a look at your actions. - Author: Robert Anthony
Belief quotes by Robert Anthony
#47. Why assume so glibly that the God who presumably created the universe is still running it? It is certainly conceivable that He may have finished it and then turned it over to lesser gods to operate. - Author: H.L. Mencken
Belief quotes by H.L. Mencken
#48. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in their times. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Belief quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#49. Orthodoxy is a fixed habit of mind. The average man and woman hug their orthodoxies and spit their venom on those that outrage them. - Author: Gertrude Atherton
Belief quotes by Gertrude Atherton
#50. The more I see the world, most dislike, and the time confirms my belief in the inconsistency of human nature and how little can one trust the appearances of goodness or intelligence - Author: Jane Austen
Belief quotes by Jane Austen
#51. Act like you expect to get into the end zone. - Author: Joe Paterno
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#52. [He] seems to want it both ways: the freedom to hold and express beliefs, and immunity from criticism for those beliefs. This is the kind of attitude that leads inexorably to totalitarianism. It is to be decried, particularly in a university environment where the search for truth necessitates that no belief be treated as sacred or above scrutiny. - Author: Jeffrey Shallit
Belief quotes by Jeffrey Shallit
#53. Lord Jesus, don't let me lie when I say that I love you ... and protect me, for today I could betray you. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
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#54. Freedom is based on truth, and no man is completely free as long as any part of his belief is based on error. - Author: Nathan Eldon Tanner
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#55. It seems certain, that though a man, in a flush of humour, after intense reflection on the many contradictions and imperfections of human reason, may entirely renounce all belief and opinion, it is impossible for him to persevere in this total scepticism, or make it appear in his conduct for a few hours. - Author: David Hume
Belief quotes by David Hume
#56. She was a part, an evidence, of some pure uncracked unfissured confidence in the good which was never there for me again. - Author: Iris Murdoch
Belief quotes by Iris Murdoch
#57. My belief is, you know, certain things have to be explained that's never been explained. - Author: Dick Gregory
Belief quotes by Dick Gregory
#58. The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex. - Author: John Osborne
Belief quotes by John Osborne
#59. On any given morning, I might not be able to list for you the facts I know about God. But I can tell you what I wish to commit myself to, what I want for the foundation of my life, how I want to see. When I stand with the faithful at Holy Comforter and declare that we believe in one God . . . I am saying, Let this be my scaffolding. Let this be the place I work, struggle, play, rest. I commit myself to this. - Author: Lauren F. Winner
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#60. I feel as much belief in her as I do in God- I find faith in human perseverance, even as the universe throws challenge after challenge our way. This might be one of the things I saw in Rhiannon, too- her desire to persevere. - Author: David Levithan
Belief quotes by David Levithan
#61. Belief fails when it works not well indeed but is idle as a sleeping man ... Each virtuous deed is strong when it is grounded upon the solidity of belief. - Author: John Wycliffe
Belief quotes by John Wycliffe
#62. I knew I was in love with Lorri when I started to wake up in the middle of the night furious and cursing her for making me feel the way she did. It was pain beyond belief. Nothing has ever hurt me that way. I tried to sleep as much as possible just to escape. I was grinding my teeth down to nubs. Now, years later, it's exactly the opposite. Now there is no pain, yet she still makes my heart explode. Now there is only fun and love and silliness. She drives me to frenzy, because I can never get enough. - Author: Damien Echols
Belief quotes by Damien Echols
#63. The bulk of mankind believe in two gods. They are under one dominion here in the house, as friend and parent, in social circles, in letters, in art, in love, in religion; but in mechanics, in dealing with steam and climate, in trade, in politics, they think they come under another. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Belief quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#64. To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd. - Author: Voltaire
Belief quotes by Voltaire
#65. I believed I could change the world, and the weight of that belief almost crushed me. But guess what - apart from God, I can do nothing. I can't get anywhere... My ability to accomplish anything good is dependent on my willingness to dwell in the current of God's will. - Author: Phil Vischer
Belief quotes by Phil Vischer
#66. We don't experience things collectively or cathartically anymore. Viewing has become an intensely private, fetishistic, compulsive process that happens separately from others, and that reflects not only our relation to cinema as a space of possibility, belief, and imagination. But more generally, of what could be, of readiness, which is what the movies have historically been about - the ability to act on things and change. - Author: Masha Tupitsyn
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#67. I have tried to resign myself, and to console myself; and that, I hope, I may have done imperfectly; but what I cannot firmly settle in my mind is, that the end will absolutely come. I hold her hand in mine, I hold her heart in mine, I see her love for me, alive in all its strength. I cannot shut out a pale lingering shadow of belief that she will be spared. - Author: Charles Dickens
Belief quotes by Charles Dickens
#68. Many people who say they have no religion are simply saying they have no official religious affiliation. They may actually have strong personal beliefs. - Author: Rodney Stark
Belief quotes by Rodney Stark
#69. Life is a combo of attachment and detachment.

Love is the most natural thing and you are bound to get attached to persons, places and things. However, while getting attached so, you should know that all these attachments too have an expiry date. It's exactly at that point that the art of detachment helps.

Persons, places and things are meant for specific periods in life after which you should know how to let go and embrace newer things. The world is beautiful and you should have belief in Him. - Author: Neelam Saxena Chandra
Belief quotes by Neelam Saxena Chandra
#70. Among human beings, only the existence of those we love is fully recognized. Belief in the existence of other human beings as such is love. - Author: Simone Weil
Belief quotes by Simone Weil
#71. Religion, in refusing to degrade you, has placed in doubt the crime imputed to you; the government, in surrounding your case with mystery and shadow, gives reason for belief in some error, committed in fatal moments; and all the Philippines, in venerating your memory and calling you martyrs, in no way acknowledges your guilt. - Author: Jose Rizal
Belief quotes by Jose Rizal
#72. She herself vacillated when it came to belief. She did not particularly believe in God. Or, rather, she didn't believe in a particular God. Nevertheless, she kept an open mind. She was not a melancholy agnostic, but the optimistic kind. She liked to give God the benefit of the doubt. - Author: Allegra Goodman
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#73. Blasphemy is an artistic effect, because blasphemy depends upon a philosophical conviction. Blasphemy depends upon belief and is fading with it. If any one doubts this, let him sit down seriously and try to think blasphemous thoughts about Thor. I think his family will find him at the end of the day in a state of some exhaustion. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#74. Belief is in ignorance. If you know, you know. And it is good that if you don't know, know that you don't know - the belief can deceive you. The belief can create an atmosphere in your mind, where, without knowing, you start thinking that you know. Belief is not trust, and the more strongly you say that you believe totally, the more you are afraid of the doubt within you. - Author: Osho
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#75. I will fight to the death for one's right to be able to practice in their temple, their mosque, or in their church, even if they have a different belief than I do. - Author: Otis Moss III
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#76. Be this as it may, they decided by vote which of the books out of the collection they had made, should be the WORD OF GOD, and which should not. They rejected several; they voted others to be doubtful, such as the books called the Apocrypha; and those books which had a majority of votes, were voted to be the word of God. Had they voted otherwise, all the people since calling themselves Christians had believed otherwise; for the belief of the one comes from the vote of the other. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#77. Ever, if I've learned nothing else in my six hundred years of living, it's that people hate change almost as much as they hate for their beliefs to be challenged. - Author: Alyson Noel
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#78. It is faith that drives us to build, a belief that we cannot be limited by lack of nerve or airspace. - Author: Nancy Gibbs
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#79. My job is to build that belief in every coach and every owner, that they can put the franchise in my hands and I can take it uphill from there. Obviously, everyone wants to be No. 1, but I'm not going to campaign. I'm just going to go out and show what I've got. - Author: Robert Griffin III
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#80. Someone has said that no theology is worth believing that cannot be preached standing in front of the gates of Auschwitz. I, for one, could not stand at those gates and preach a version of God's sovereignty that makes the extermination of six million Jews, including many children, a part of the will and plan of God such that God foreordained and rendered it certain.18 I want young Calvinists (and others) to know and at least come to terms with the inevitable and unavoidable consequences of what this radical form of Reformed theology teaches. And I want to give their friends and relatives and Spiritual mentors ammunition to use in undermining their sometimes overconfidence in the solidity of their belief system. - Author: Roger E. Olson
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#81. 36. Argument from Incomplete Devastation: A plane crashed killing 143 passengers and crew. But one child survived with only third-degree burns. Therefore God exists. 37. Argument from Possible Worlds: If things had been different, then things would be different. That would be bad. Therefore God exists. 38. Argument from Sheer Will: I do believe in God! I do believe in God! I do I do I do. I do believe in God! Therefore God exists. 39. Argument from Non-belief: The majority of the world's population are non-believers in Christianity. This is just what Satan intended. Therefore God exists. 40. Argument from Post-Death Experience: Person X died an atheist. He now realizes his mistake. Therefore God exists. 41. Argument from Emotional Blackmail: God loves you. How could you be so heartless as not to believe in him? Therefore God exists. THE - Author: Richard Dawkins
Belief quotes by Richard Dawkins
#82. Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY - our driving purpose, cause or belief - never changes. - Author: Simon Sinek
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#83. We discover truth by asking rapier-like questions that cut through the thick fog of doctrinarism. Artists and philosophers must be subversive: we need these rebellious cynics to ask questions, they must resist cultural norms; seek out truths that are not self-evident and challenge everything. Doubt, not blind belief, is essential for discovering truth. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#84. But Mark was come of the glittering towns
Where hot white details show,
Where man can number and expound,
And his faith grew in a hard ground
Of doubt and reason and falsehood found,
Where no faith else could grow.
Belief that grew of all beliefs
One moment back was blown
And belief that stood on unbelief
Stood up iron and alone. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Belief quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#85. There is a vast difference between intellectual belief and the total conversion that saves the soul. - Author: Billy Graham
Belief quotes by Billy Graham
#86. when knowledge is available, belief is unnecessary. There is no religious belief expressed because wisdom is superior - Author: Amanda Valiant
Belief quotes by Amanda Valiant
#87. We are as great as our belief in human liberty - no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves. - Author: Archibald MacLeish
Belief quotes by Archibald MacLeish
#88. The most intractable problem today is not pollution or technology or war; but the lack of belief that the future is very much in the hands of the individual. - Author: Margaret Mead
Belief quotes by Margaret Mead
#89. Years ago, a Muslim woman called my radio show and asked me why I was not a Muslim. She asked this question with complete sincerity, and I answered her with equal sincerity.
The name of her religion, I told her, is Islam, which in Arabic means submission (to God). The name of the Jewish people is Israel, which in Hebrew means struggle with God. I'd rather struggle with God, I said, than only submit to God.
She thanked me and hung up. The answer apparently satisfied her.
Arguing/struggling with God is not only Jewishly permitted, it is central to the Torah and later Judaism. In this regard, as in others, the Torah is unique. In no other foundational religious text of which I am aware is arguing with God a religious expectation. The very first Jew, Abraham, argues with God, as does the greatest Jew, Moses. (It is worth noting that though Muslims consider Abraham their father as well, arguing with God has no place in the Quran or in normative Islam.)
It is difficult to overstate the importance of this Jewish concept. For one thing, it enabled Jews to believe in the importance of reason - God Himself could be challenged on the basis of reason and morality; one does not have to suspend reason to be a believing Jew. Indeed, it assured Jews that belief in God was itself the apotheosis of reason. For another, it had profound psychological benefits to Jews. We do not have to squelch our questioning of, or even our anger at, God. One can be both religious and real - Author: Dennis Prager
Belief quotes by Dennis Prager
#90. Way down deep the American people are afraid of an entangling relationship between formal religions - or whole bodies of religious belief - and government. - Author: Mario Cuomo
Belief quotes by Mario Cuomo
#91. Science is as yet in its infancy, and we can foretell little of the future save that the thing that has not been is the thing that shall be; that no beliefs, no values, no institutions are safe. - Author: John B. S. Haldane
Belief quotes by John B. S. Haldane
#92. All the more recent work on alkaptonuria has ... strengthened the belief that the homogentisic acid excreted is derived from tyrosine, but why alkaptonuric individuals pass the benzene ring of their tyrosine unbroken and how and where the peculiar chemical change from tyrosine to homogentisic acid is brought about, remain unsolved problems. - Author: Archibald E. Garrod
Belief quotes by Archibald E. Garrod
#93. It is my belief that there are "absolutes" in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant and meant their prohibitions to be "absolutes." - Author: Hugo Black
Belief quotes by Hugo Black
#94. What motivates most gold purchasers is their belief that the ranks of the fearful will grow ... As 'bandwagon' investors join any party, they create their own truth - for a while. - Author: Warren Buffett
Belief quotes by Warren Buffett
#95. Frightening numbers of people were either easy to deceive or wished ardently to submit to any belief system, no matter how delusional, that reassured them and justified their hatreds. - Author: Dean Koontz
Belief quotes by Dean Koontz
#96. All Gaza's temples are torn down and burned and the city is cleansed of every belief but the Christian faith. The most stubborn opponents, faute de mieux, are tied up, marched away to the provincial capital, severely tortured, and all killed mala morte, 'a great number.' - Author: Ramsay MacMullen
Belief quotes by Ramsay MacMullen
#97. What is love?

Love is trust. The belief that someone will not leave me for the world,will be there beside me in good and bad times, and will love me,when i would have nothing to offer him. - Author: Sachin Garg
Belief quotes by Sachin Garg
#98. So there you have it: you must believe in something...and that is universal! Believing in nothing is a belief system in itself. - Author: Kazeem Olalekan
Belief quotes by Kazeem Olalekan
#99. By the term cult I mean nothing derogatory to any group so classified. A cult, as I define it, is any religious group which differs significantly in one or more respects as to belief or practice from those religious groups which are regarded as the normative expressions of religion in our total culture. - Author: Walter Ralston Martin
Belief quotes by Walter Ralston Martin
#100. Belief in something that has not yet come to pass, belief that regardless of the circumstances, we can still expect the best possible outcome in life. - Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Belief quotes by Rachel Van Dyken
#101. We can call the attempt to refute theism by displaying the continuity of belief in God with primitive delusions the method of Anthropological intimidation. - Author: Edwyn Bevan
Belief quotes by Edwyn Bevan
#102. What I am suggesting is that faith in Jesus risen from the dead transcends but includes what we call history and what we call science. Faith of this sort is not blind belief that rejects all history and science. Nor is it simply - which would be much safer! - a belief that inhabits a totally different sphere, discontinuous from either, in a separate watertight compartment. Rather, this kind of faith, which is like all modes of knowledge defined by the nature of its object, is faith in the creator God, the God who has promised to put all things to rights at the end, the God who (as the sharp point where those two come together) has raised Jesus from the dead within history, leaving as I said evidence that demands an explanation from the scientist as well as anybody else. - Author: N. T. Wright
Belief quotes by N. T. Wright
#103. Though violent action is sometimes associated with nihilism, what makes such activity nihilistic, it seems, is the belief that ultimately nothing will come out of it. When nihlists throw themselves into activity it is with the understanding that its only goal is the expression and dissipation of their life's energy. Any creative product will eventually be consumed by decay. Since there is nothing that humans can do to mend the separation between themselves and reality, they can never actualize their supreme standards of worth and value. This world must remain substandard no matter what we do to try and change the situation. - Author: John Marmysz
Belief quotes by John Marmysz
#104. Believers are often thought of as people who have some kind of private conviction or repudiation of something, whereas "the faithful" refers to a relationship, which was also incidentally the earlier sense of "faith" in premodern, preliberal Christianity. This is not to say, incidentally, that "faith" refers simply to external behavior as opposed to internal belief but that it refers to an act. - Author: Talal Asad
Belief quotes by Talal Asad
#105. The denier that ID [intelligent design] is science faces the following dilemma. Either he admits that the intervention of such a designer is possible, or he does not. If he does not, he must explain why that belief is more scientific than the belief that a designer is possible. If on the other hand he believes that a designer is possible, then he can argue that the evidence is overwhelmingly against the actions of such a designer, but he cannot say that someone who offers evidence on the other side is doing something of a fundamentally different kind. All he can say about that person is that he is scientifically mistaken. - Author: Thomas Nagel
Belief quotes by Thomas Nagel
#106. The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it's a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
[Defend the right to be offended (openDemocracy, 7 February 2005)] - Author: Salman Rushdie
Belief quotes by Salman Rushdie
#107. One morning, waking out of deep sleep, she had, like James Anderson a few hours ago, humbly recognized her knowledge, and known herself mistaken until now, and a follower of the path of least resistance. For unbelief was easier than belief, much less demanding and subtly flattering because the agnostic felt himself to be intellectually superior to the believer. And then unbelief haunted by faith, as she knew by experience, produced a rather pleasant nostalgia, while belief haunted by doubt involved real suffering; that she knew now by intuition, soon probably she would know it by experience also. One had to be haunted by one or the other, she imagined, and to make the choice if only subconsciously. She was ashamed that subconsciously she had chosen not to suffer. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Belief quotes by Elizabeth Goudge
#108. Belief sometimes precedes understanding; faith sometimes precedes scientific evidence. - Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Belief quotes by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
#109. Theism is so confused and the sentences in which "God" appears so incoherent and so incapable of verifiability or falsifiability that to speak of belief or unbelief, faith or unfaith, is logically impossible. - Author: A.J. Ayer
Belief quotes by A.J. Ayer
#110. 'Time's noblest offspring is the last.' This line of Bishop Berkeley's expresses the real cause of the belief in progress in the animal creation. - Author: Charles Lyell
Belief quotes by Charles Lyell
#111. Prayer must always be the fore-horse[49] of the team! Do whatever else is wise, but not until you have prayed! Send for the physician if you are sick, but first pray. Take the medicine if you have a belief that it will do you good, but first pray. Go and talk to the man who has slandered you, if you think you ought to do so, but first pray. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Belief quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#112. Nevertheless, just as I believe that the Book of Scripture illumines the pathway to God, so I believe that the Book of Nature, with its astonishing details-the blade of grass, the Conus cedonulli, or the resonance levels of the carbon atom-also suggest a God of purpose and a God of design. And I think my belief makes me no less a scientist. - Author: Owen Gingerich
Belief quotes by Owen Gingerich
#113. I figure...

...that the people are now more deeply conscious than ever before in history of the existence and functioning principles of universal, inexorable physical laws; of the pervading, quietly counseling truth within each and every one of us; of the power of love; and--each man by himself--of his own developing, dynamic relationship with his own conception of the Almightiness of the All-Knowing.

...that our contemporaries just don't wear their faith on their sleeves anymore.

...that people have removed faith from their sleeves because they found out for themselves that faith is much too important for careless display. Now they are willing to wait out the days and years for the truthful events, encouraged individually from within; and the more frequently the dramatic phrases advertising love, patriotism, fervent belief, morals, and good fellowship are plagiarized, appropriated and exhibited in the show windows of the world by the propaganda whips for indirect and ulterior motives, no matter how meager the compromise--the more do people withdraw within themselves and shun taking issue with the nauseating perversions, though eternally exhibiting quiet indifference, nonchalance or even cultivating seemingly ignorant acceptance. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Belief quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#114. Our feminine friends have in common with Bonaparte the belief that they can succeed where everyone else has failed. - Author: Albert Camus
Belief quotes by Albert Camus
#115. Affirming belief that America is an exceptional nation has become a test of patriotism in American politics. - Author: Michael Ignatieff
Belief quotes by Michael Ignatieff
#116. Sazed shook his head, walking over to stand beside her. "Belief isn't simply a thing for fair times and bright days, I think. What is belief - what is faith - if you don't continue in it after failure?" Vin frowned. "Anyone can believe in someone, or something, that always succeeds, Mistress. But failure ... ah, now, that is hard to believe in, certainly and truly. Difficult enough to have value, I think. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
Belief quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#117. The choice to believe is yours. It's the only thing that truly is. - Author: J.S.B. Morse
Belief quotes by J.S.B. Morse
#118. The first step in any Journey, Is the belief that the road will open up in front of you even if you cant see it.... - Author: Meg Gherson
Belief quotes by Meg Gherson
#119. The Celtic belief that the souls of those whom we have lost are held captive in some inferior being, in an animal, in a plant, in some inanimate object and so effectively lost to us until the day (which to many never comes) when we happen to pass by the tree or to obtain possession of the object which forms their prison. Then they start and tremble, they call us by our name, and as soon as we have recognized their voices the spell is broken. We have delivered them: they have overcome death and return to share our life. - Author: Marcel Proust
Belief quotes by Marcel Proust
#120. Anathema didn't only believe in ley-lines, but in seals, whales, bicycles, rainforests, whole grain in loaves, recycled paper, white South Africans out of South Africa, and Americans out of practically everywhere down to and including Long Island. She didn't compartmentalize her beliefs. They were welded into one enormous, seamless belief, compared with which that held by Joan of Arc seemed a mere idle notion. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Belief quotes by Terry Pratchett
#121. But while you were looking out the window, you missed the chance to explore the equally interesting Buddhist belief in being present for every facet of your daily life, of being truly present. Be present in this class. And then, when it's over, be present out there, he said, - Author: John Green
Belief quotes by John Green
#122. But later that night, as I brush my teeth in the bathroom, I overhear Baba and Thaya Jaan talking in the guest room next door. "

All this music all the time. You shouldn't let Amina do so much singing and piano," Thaya Jaan says.

I stop brushing and strain to hear every word, trying to follow.

"But, Bhai Jaan, she is so talented. Her music teachers say she is really quite gifted."

"Yes, but music is forbidden in Islam. It's a waste of time and has no benefit. Instead of filling her head with music, she should focus on memorizing Quran."

The toothpaste suddenly tastes bitter. I spit it out and wait to hear what Baba will say. Surely he'll say the things he's always told me, like how music makes him feel closer to God and that my talent is a gift from Allah.

But all Baba says is, "Yes, Bhai Jaan," and then he stays quiet.

I am numb. Is Thaya Jaan right? Am I doing something wrong? - Author: Hena Khan
Belief quotes by Hena Khan
#123. I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted. - Author: Alan Turing
Belief quotes by Alan Turing
#124. The faculty for myth is innate in the human race. It seizes with avidity upon any incidents, surprising or mysterious, in the career of those who have at all distinguished themselves from their fellows, and invents a legend to which it then attaches a fanatical belief. It is the protest of romance against the commonplace of life. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Belief quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#125. Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. - Author: Francis Bacon
Belief quotes by Francis Bacon
#126. Look, if you say that science will eventually prove there is no God, on that I must differ. No matter how small they take it back, to a tadpole, to an atom, there is always something they can't explain, something that created it all at the end of the search.

"And no matter how far they try to go the other way – to extend life, play around with the genes, clone this, clone that, live to one hundred and fifty – at some point, life is over. And then what happens? When the life comes to an end?"

I shrugged.

"You see?"

He leaned back. He smiled.

"When you come to the end, that's where God begins. - Author: Mitch Albom
Belief quotes by Mitch Albom
#127. Explore your web: the needs, the beliefs, and the emotions that are controlling you so there's more of you to give and so you can appreciate what's driving other people. It's the only way our world's going to change. - Author: Tony Robbins
Belief quotes by Tony Robbins
#128. Now, as a reader, you shouldn't feel the decisions the writer makes about this DNA, or it would be boring beyond belief. But, as a writer, you're struggling to make these decisions. What should the title be? What's the first line? The point of view? And the struggle with the decisions is because you're trying to figure out WHAT IS THE NOVEL, WHAT IS THE NOVEL? - Author: Mary Kay Zuravleff
Belief quotes by Mary Kay Zuravleff
#129. My lifelong and core belief, right after the conviction that I was defective, mildly annoying, and better than everyone else was that my help was helpful. - Author: Anne Lamott
Belief quotes by Anne Lamott
#130. If I could tell him just one thing, wherever he is, pass him one message, it would be this: he had something. Something to his thoughts, his ideas, the papers in his notebooks, the work we did in the garage. Beyond just a purity to his ideas, a sincerity to his belief, a genuine curiosity, a determination that, if he just sat there long enough, thought hard enough, failed enough times, he'd find a way in. - Author: Charles Yu
Belief quotes by Charles Yu
#131. The ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one's a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one's theoretical models. - Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Belief quotes by Lawrence M. Krauss
#132. There is something distinctly odd about the argument, however. Believing is not something you can decide to do as a matter of policy. At least, it is not something I can decide to do as an act of will. I can decide to go to church and I can decide to recite the Nicene Creed, and I can decide to swear on a stack of bibles that I believe every word inside them. But none of that can make me actually believe it if I don't. Pascal's Wager could only ever be an argument for feigning belief in God. And the God that you claim to believe in had better not be of the omniscient kind or he'd see through the deception. - Author: Richard Dawkins
Belief quotes by Richard Dawkins
#133. Those who have abandoned belief must still believe in us. They are sure that they are right not to believe but they know belief must not fade completely. Hell is when no one believes. There must always be believers. Fools, idiots, those who hear voices, those who speak in tongues. We are your lunatics. We surrender our lives to make your nonbelief possible. You are sure that you are right but you don't want everyone to think as you do. There is no truth without fools. We are your fools, your madwomen, rising at dawn to pray, lighting candles, asking statues for good health, long life. - Author: Don DeLillo
Belief quotes by Don DeLillo
#134. In this culture, cultivating unconditional self-acceptance truly is radical. - Author: Yancy Lael
Belief quotes by Yancy Lael
#135. There is a common belief that under modern conditions peace cannot be assured except on the basis of an equal balance of armaments ... [but] true and lasting peace among nations cannot consist in the possession of an equal supply of armaments but only in mutual trust. - Author: Pope John XXIII
Belief quotes by Pope John XXIII
#136. A traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedaemonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True," said he, "but every goose can." - Author: Plutarch
Belief quotes by Plutarch
#137. My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It's the stress that will turn that gene on or not. - Author: Melissa Etheridge
Belief quotes by Melissa Etheridge
#138. God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove by scientific methods; for if ever a human being needed divine pity, he does. - Author: J.G. Holland
Belief quotes by J.G. Holland
#139. It is certain, that, in every religion, however sublime the verbal definition which it gives of its divinity, many of the votaries, perhaps the greatest number, will still seek the divine favor, not by virtue and good morals, which alone can be acceptable to a perfect being, but either by frivolous observances, by intemperate zeal, by rapturous extasies, or by the belief of mysterious and absurd opinions. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
Belief quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#140. If you believe all those who are urging you to give up are wrong, prove them wrong! - Author: Nabil N. Jamal
Belief quotes by Nabil N. Jamal
#141. And this is all based on a belief system that we never chose to believe. These beliefs are so strong, that even years later when we are exposed to new concepts and try to make our own decisions, we find that these beliefs still control our lives. Whatever - Author: Miguel Ruiz
Belief quotes by Miguel Ruiz
#142. When setting goals, create 'stretch' goals. They will assist you in developing your potential to its fullest! - Author: Ann Marie Sabath
Belief quotes by Ann Marie Sabath
#143. Here's how to create an inspired vision for your life: Change the scope of your thinking from seeing is believing to believing is seeing. - Author: DeWayne Owens
Belief quotes by DeWayne Owens
#144. I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
Belief quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#145. The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state ... Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. - Author: James Allen
Belief quotes by James Allen
#146. Nothing in medical literature today communicates the idea that women's bodies are well-designed for birth. Ignorance of the capacities of women's bodies can flourish and quickly spread into the popular culture when the medical profession is unable to distinguish between ancient wisdom and superstitious belief. - Author: Ina May Gaskin
Belief quotes by Ina May Gaskin
#147. If you place belief on a pedestal, it will become your prison. - Author: Ken Dickson
Belief quotes by Ken Dickson
#148. To my abusers, the act of setting appropriate boundaries was viewed as hostile aggression. They believed that I was denying them something that belonged to them if I resisted. I was a resource to be exploited for their personal use. I was property who didn't have any rights over my time, my energy, my body, or my possessions. I viewed myself that way too. I believed that they were justified in being angry with me for saying no but I wasn't justified in being angry with them for abusing me. - Author: Christina Enevoldsen
Belief quotes by Christina Enevoldsen
#149. What do I believe in? Belief means faith, and there's only one damned thing in the world I have any faith in. That's the idea of American democracy, because it seems to me so obvious that that's the only sensible way to run human affairs. - Author: Rex Stout
Belief quotes by Rex Stout
#150. My point taken further is that True and False (hence what we call "belief") play a poor, secondary role in human decisions; it is the payoff from the True and the False that dominates-and it is almost always asymmetric, with one consequence much bigger than the other, i.e., harboring positive and negative asymmetries (fragile or antifragile). Let me explain. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Belief quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#151. Your action has nothing to do with your abundance! Your abundance is a response to your vibration. Of course, your belief is part of your vibration. So if you believe that action is part of what brings your abundance, then you've got to unravel that. - Author: Esther Hicks
Belief quotes by Esther Hicks
#152. Paul Theroux on Blogging, Travel Writing, and Three Cups of Tea

Speaking of books that contain an element of travel, Greg Mortenson's bestseller about Central Asia was in the news recently. Were you surprised by the allegations that Three Cups of Tea contained fabrications?

No, I wasn't. One of the things The Tao of Travel shows is how unforthcoming most travel writers are, how most travelers are. They don't tell you who they were traveling with, and they're not very reliable about things that happened to them. For example, everyone loved John Steinbeck's book Travels With Charley. Turns out he didn't travel alone, his wife kept meeting him, yet she was never mentioned in the book. Steinbeck didn't go to all the places he mentioned, nor did he meet all the people he said he met. In other words, Travels With Charley is fiction, or at least half-fiction. As for Three Cups of Tea, I think that philanthropists and humanitarians are even less forthcoming about what they do. I guess this guy did build a couple of schools in Afghanistan, but a self-promoting humanitarian is not someone I have a great deal of trust or belief in. I lived for six years in Africa and I've been to Africa numerous times since then. People build schools for their own reasons - not to improve a country.

The people I've known who've done great things of that type - you know, building hospitals, running schools - are very humble people. They give their lives to the project. Mi - Author: Paul Theroux
Belief quotes by Paul Theroux
#153. Only fools are positive. - Author: Moe Howard
Belief quotes by Moe Howard
#154. How can death become joyous? How can death become happiness? When Al-Hussein asked his nephew Al-Qassem, when he had not yet reached puberty: 'How do you like the taste of death, son?' He answered that it was sweeter than honey. How can the foul taste of death become sweeter than honey? Only through conviction, ideology, and faith, through belief, and devotion ... We do not want to ... leave our homeland to Israel ... Therefore, we are not interested in our own personal security. On the contrary, each of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah. - Author: Hassan Nasrallah
Belief quotes by Hassan Nasrallah
#155. Our enemies didn't adhere to the Geneva Convention. Many of my comrades were subjected to very cruel, very inhumane and degrading treatment, a few of them even unto death. But every one of us - every single one of us - knew and took great strength from the belief that we were different from our enemies, that we were better than them, that we, if the roles were reversed, would not disgrace ourselves by committing or countenancing such mistreatment of them. - Author: John McCain
Belief quotes by John McCain
#156. There was a time we tormented one another with excessive honesty in the naive belief it would save us. - Author: Stanislaw Lem
Belief quotes by Stanislaw Lem
#157. The Sermon on the Mount cannot be a merely human production. This belief enters into the very depth of my conscience. The whole history of man proves it. - Author: Daniel Webster
Belief quotes by Daniel Webster
#158. This excerpt is presented as reproduced by Copernicus in the preface to De Revolutionibus: "Some think that the earth remains at rest. But Philolaus the Pythagorean believes that, like the sun and moon, it revolves around the fire in an oblique circle. Heraclides of Pontus and Ecphantus the Pythagorean make the earth move, not in a progressive motion, but like a wheel in rotation from west to east around its own center." - Author: Plutarch
Belief quotes by Plutarch
#159. When you find a burden in belief or apparel, cast it off. - Author: Amelia Bloomer
Belief quotes by Amelia Bloomer
#160. However, though belief on faith alone may be comforting, it is wholly arbitrary and thus does nothing to ensure that you are more correct than anyone else. So it cannot properly be described as knowledge, but rather as a mere wish, a desire that something be true or false, or else it is a naive trust in guesswork or hearsay. - Author: Richard Carrier
Belief quotes by Richard Carrier
#161. Has anyone provided proof of God's inexistence? Not even close. Has quantum cosmology explained the emergence of the universe or why it is here? Not even close. Have our sciences explained why our universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life? Not even close. Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought? Close enough. Has rationalism and moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral? Not close enough. Has secularism in the terrible 20th century been a force for good? Not even close, to being close. Is there a narrow and oppressive orthodoxy in the sciences? Close enough. Does anything in the sciences or their philosophy justify the claim that religious belief is irrational? Not even in the ball park. Is scientific atheism a frivolous exercise in intellectual contempt? Dead on. - Author: David Berlinski
Belief quotes by David Berlinski
#162. And the first thing I have got to say is, that for my own part I hold my master Don Quixote to be stark mad, though sometimes he says things that, to my mind, and indeed everybody's that listens to him, are so wise, and run in such a straight furrow, that Satan himself could not have said them better; but for all that, really, and beyond all question, it's my firm belief he is cracked. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Belief quotes by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
#163. The yearning for the common good comes from the refusal to accept that perhaps Americans have very little in common apart from the elements of a sometimes successful civil religion based around a sentimental, indeed sometimes teary-eyed, attachment to the constitution and a belief in the quasi-divine wisdom of the founding fathers. - Author: Simon Critchley
Belief quotes by Simon Critchley
#164. The cultural ban on having sex with your friends is an inevitable offshoot of a societal belief that the only acceptable reason to have sex is to lead to a monogamous marriagelike relationship. - Author: Dossie Easton
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#165. It is never a question of belief; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief. - Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Belief quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#166. Yes, believers and non-believers and skeptics can all live together and get along. But there cannot be an imperialistic imposition of religion by the state or by the church. All people must be equal
believers, skeptics, disbelievers, atheists, and those who chose religion. Unless we are all deemed equal, and unless the morality of disbelief is deemed the equivalent of the morality of belief, we will simply be tolerated, and that is not the American way. - Author: Alan Dershowitz
Belief quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#167. One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't. - Author: Lyn Nofziger
Belief quotes by Lyn Nofziger
#168. Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice. - Author: Rajneesh
Belief quotes by Rajneesh
#169. ... belief that the answers one gives to life's crucial questions are never truly spontaneous; they are the embodiment of years of contextual experience, of the building of patterns in each of our lives that eventually grow to dominate our behavior. - Author: Caleb Carr
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#170. Encased in an elaborate illusion of unlimited power and progress, each of us subscribes, at least until one's midlife crisis, to the belief that existence consists of an eternal, upward spiral of achievement, dependent on will alone.
This comforting illusion may be shattered by some urgent irreversible experience ... None more potently confronts us with finiteness and contingency than the imminence of our own death. - Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Belief quotes by Irvin D. Yalom
#171. One definition occurred to both of them - that he had come out into the light of that lucid and radiant ignorance in which all beliefs had begun. The sky above them was full of mythology. Heaven seemed deep enough to hold all the gods. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Belief quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#172. If you think that you are the only one who is right then please consult someone; If you believe that you are right then dont't seek self approval... before that learn to discriminate between a thought and a belief...
http://goo.gl/B8LdxS - Author: Dinesh Kumar
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#173. You can love her as no one else can, and love covers a multitude of sins. Love gives hope and hope leads to belief and belief leads to action. - Author: Quinn Loftis
Belief quotes by Quinn Loftis
#174. We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
Belief quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#175. It was truly very good reason that we should be beholden to God only, and to the favour of his grace, for the truth of so noble a belief, since from his sole bounty we receive the fruit of immortality, which consists in the enjoyment of eternal beatitude ... The more we give and confess to owe and render to God, we do it with the greater Christianity. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
Belief quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#176. O Lord, only you can satisfy my soul. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#177. Sourav's greatest asset is his ability to communicate. He is a naturally very confident person. He encourages his team, is a great motivator and a born captain. He is not the media's blue eyed boy because he is a very straightforward person, who never minces his words, instead he talks in a no nonsense manner to the press. He shares an extremely healthy rapport with his teammates. His leadership skills are also vouched for by the youngsters in the team. He has phenomenal brand value. He's the new-age Indian, an aggressive go-getter, full of self-belief, determination. - Author: Ravi Shastri
Belief quotes by Ravi Shastri
#178. The line between faith and fanaticism is a constantly shifting one," Dr. Poblocki said. "When does belief become justification? When does right become rationale and crusade become crime? - Author: Libba Bray
Belief quotes by Libba Bray
#179. If you pray with your knees bow, you surrender to God. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Belief quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#180. Many books mean many windows; many windows mean many new lights! Don't get stuck in one window, one book, one man, one country and one belief! Increase your windows! Wisdom is the house made of only windows! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Belief quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#181. The human mind is incredible. It can do nothing without belief, yet practically anything with it. - Elana's father - Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Belief quotes by Sylvia Engdahl
#182. If there be a God, I think he would like me to paint Africa British-Red as possible. - Author: Cecil Rhodes
Belief quotes by Cecil Rhodes
#183. If in matters of faith and belief children are at risk of being swept downstream by this intellectual current or that cultural rapid, we as their parents must be more certain than ever to hold to anchored, unmistakable moorings clearly recognizable to those of our own household. It won't help anyone if we go over the edge with them, explaining through the roar of the falls all the way down that we really did know the Church was true and that the keys of the priesthood really were lodged there but we just didn't want to stifle anyone's freedom to think otherwise. No, we can hardly expect the children to get to shore safely if the parents don't seem to know where to anchor their own boat. - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Belief quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland
#184. I believed in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe - what other choice was there? We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery. To continue believing in yourself ... believing in whatever I chose to believe in, that was the most important thing. - Author: Lance Armstrong
Belief quotes by Lance Armstrong
#185. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. - Author: Giordano Bruno
Belief quotes by Giordano Bruno
#186. I'm not here to disagree with people or try to change anyone's mind. I'm just here to accept and love others right where they are – no matter their belief systems or backgrounds. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
Belief quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#187. Contrary to popular belief, going shopping is really about stopping afterward for cheesecake. - Author: Bonnie Jensen
Belief quotes by Bonnie Jensen
#188. Accustom yourself to the belief that death is of no concern to us, since all good and evil lie in sensation and sensation ends with death. Therefore the true belief that death is nothing to us makes a mortal life happy, not by adding to it an infinite time, but by taking away the desire for immortality. For there is no reason why the man who is thoroughly assured that there is nothing to fear in death should find anything to fear in life. So, too, he is foolish who says that he fears death, not because it will be painful when it comes, but because the anticipation of it is painful; for that which is no burden when it is present gives pain to no purpose when it is anticipated. Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist. It is therefore nothing either to the living or to the dead since it is not present to the living, and the dead no longer are. - Author: Epicurus
Belief quotes by Epicurus
#189. Society was ruled by narrow-minded, profoundly incurious people, predatory business men, dull squires, bishops, politicians who could quote Horace but had never heard of algebra. Science was faintly disreputable and religious belief obligatory. Traditionalism, stupidity, snobbishness, patriotism, superstition and love of war seemed to be all on the same side; there was need of someone who could state the opposite point of view. - Author: George Orwell
Belief quotes by George Orwell
#190. You can't write any form of fiction unless you enjoy reading it. You must be sincere in your approach. It's no good despising the form. So many people think they could earn some money from writing something for which they have no affection. It won't work. The first thing you have to have is belief. - Author: Charlotte Bingham
Belief quotes by Charlotte Bingham
#191. When I started running, the pain barrier was very familiar to me, and I had no problem pushing beyond the pain. When for your whole life, every single workout, you are programmed to push beyond belief, it's really hard to just turn that off and kind of just be a social competitor. - Author: Summer Sanders
Belief quotes by Summer Sanders
#192. Believe that everything will be okay. Everything will be okay; just believe. - Author: Dr. Jacent Mpalyenkana, Ph.D. MBA
Belief quotes by Dr. Jacent Mpalyenkana, Ph.D. MBA
#193. In places like universities, where everyone talks too rationally, it is necessary for a kind of enchanter to appear. - Author: Joseph Beuys
Belief quotes by Joseph Beuys
#194. True belief and true repentance are twins: it would be idle to attempt to say which is born first. All the spokes of a wheel move at once when the wheel moves, and so all the graces commence action when regeneration is wrought by the Holy Ghost. Repentance, however, there must be. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
Belief quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#195. ...I'm not crazy about the implication that pregnant women are incapable of deciding for themselves- that you have to manipulate our belief so we do the right thing. That feels, again, like pregnant women are not given any more credit than children would be in making important decisions. - Author: Emily Oster
Belief quotes by Emily Oster
#196. Boldness is behavior born out of belief. - Author: Craig Groeschel
Belief quotes by Craig Groeschel
#197. Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Belief quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#198. Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in god. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
Belief quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#199. You believe what you are and you are what you believe. This is a vicious or virtuous cycle in which we are all trapped. Our faiths and beliefs are like walls erected around us that provide us security but also act like a prison by blocking our view from the complete reality. We live in a make-believe world, oblivious to the reality that exists outside the four walls of our beliefs. The deep-rooted belief is called 'faith', which is responsible for many good things, but also for much of the evil in the world. - Author: Awdhesh Singh
Belief quotes by Awdhesh Singh
#200. What is important is not the right doctrine but the attainment of the true experience. It is giving up believing in belief. - Author: Alan Keightley
Belief quotes by Alan Keightley

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