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#1. 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
Believing In Nothing quotes by Kazeem Olalekan
#2. Now it is raining, but we don't know what will happen in the next moment. By the time we go out it may be a beautiful day, or a stormy day. Since we don't know, let's appreciate the sound of the rain now. - Author: Shunryu Suzuki
Believing In Nothing quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#3. When the kingdom's people had stopped believing in the druids' deities they had not begun believing in nothing, they had begun believing in anything. - Author: Stephen Hunt
Believing In Nothing quotes by Stephen Hunt
#4. Then in a moment, in that vast space of rocks and sky and scorching sun, I understood that he had not meant religious faith, not exactly. He was not urging me to become a Muslim or to believe in one interpretation of God rather than another. He knew me for what I was, an old, cold, cautious scientist. That was what I was then. And he was simply pointing out to me the first step to take. The word he had used was faith, but what he meant was belief. The first step was simple: it was to believe in belief itself. I had just taken that step. At long last I understood.

I had belief. I did not know, or for the moment care, what exactly it was I had to believe in. I only knew that belief in something was the first step away from believing in nothing, the first step away from a world which only recognised what it could count, measure, sell or buy. The people here still had that innocent power of belief: not the angry denial of other people's belief of religious fanatics, but a quiet affirmation. That was what I sensed here, in this land and in this place, which made it so different from home. It was not the clothes, not the language, not the customs, not the sense of being in another century. It was none of these. It was the pervading presence of belief.

I believed in belief. I didn't exactly feel as if I was on the road to Damascus, and I was aware I could not think straight because of the power of the sun, but now I knew what the Yemen salmon project was all ab - Author: Paul Torday
Believing In Nothing quotes by Paul Torday
#5. Freedom of religion in America is all fine and good until you start believing in nothing, and then it is a crime to be punished.' " "Is - Author: Joshua Ferris
Believing In Nothing quotes by Joshua Ferris
#6. For those who have known pain and suffering and wondered why it all happened ... I don't know the reasons why, I just know that you must keep believing in hope and eventually you will get through. - Author: Heather Wolf
Believing In Nothing quotes by Heather Wolf
#7. I knew he was a prick, but a part of me wanted to hear what he'd say, to hear him say how sorry he really was that he'd screwed up. I wanted groveling for forgiveness and pledges of undying love. As dumb as I knew it was, I wanted him to fight for me, to prove that I hadn't made a mistake by believing in him. Or us. - Author: Jenny O'Connell
Believing In Nothing quotes by Jenny O'Connell
#8. [I]t is one of the central paradoxes of Belgium that it is possible for its citizens to deny totally the existence of their nationality while still believing passionately in their country. - Author: Harry Pearson
Believing In Nothing quotes by Harry Pearson
#9. Humility does not mean believing oneself to be inferior, but to be freed from self-importance. It is a state of natural simplicity which is in harmony with our true nature and allows us to taste the freshness of the present moment. - Author: Matthieu Ricard
Believing In Nothing quotes by Matthieu Ricard
#10. All these crushing questions; but whatever else remained the same, the light had changed, and you cannot find the pearly dawn at noonday. The fact is unalterable, that a fellow-mortal with whose nature you are acquainted solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imaginative weeks called courtship, may, when seen in the continuity of married companionship, be disclosed as something better or worse than what you have preconceived, but will certainly not appear altogether the same. And it would be astonishing to find how soon the change is felt if we had no kindred changes to compare with it. To share lodgings with a brilliant dinner companion, or to see your favourite politician in the Ministry, may bring about changes quite as rapid: in these cases too we begin by knowing little and believing much, and we sometimes end by inverting the quantities. - Author: George Eliot
Believing In Nothing quotes by George Eliot
#11. When we stop believing in gods we can start believing in their stories, I retort. There are of course no such things as miracles, but if there were and so tomorrow we woke up to find no more believers on earth, no more devout Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, why then, sure the beauty of the stories would be a thing we could focus on because they wouldn't be dangerous any more, they would become capable of compelling the only belief that leads to truth, that is, the willing, disbelieving of the reader in a well-told tale. - Author: Salman Rushdie
Believing In Nothing quotes by Salman Rushdie
#12. The guilt of moving on seeps into my life every time I do something I thought I couldn't do without you. Every time I make a financial decision, I take over your job. Every time I fix the washing machine, choose a wallpaper without consulting you, I feel guilty. How dare I function without you! What could you have possibly meant to me if I can function without you? Much less, function well. Every so often I'm overwhelmed with the decisions. In those moments I hate you for leaving me. But I am stronger now, and I like being strong. And for this, I feel guilty. When can I stop proving that I loved you? When will I stop believing that loving you better might have saved you? - Author: Stephanie Ericsson
Believing In Nothing quotes by Stephanie Ericsson
#13. When you're focused outside and believe that your problem is caused by someone else, rather than by your attachment to the story you're believing in the moment, then you are your own victim, and the situation appears to be hopeless. - Author: Byron Katie
Believing In Nothing quotes by Byron Katie
#14. Voltaire noted in 1763: The interest I have in believing in something is not a proof that the something exists. - Author: Jerry A. Coyne
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#15. Do you believe in God? Perhaps you aren't old enough. The reason old people believe in God is because they've given up believing in anything else, and one can't exist without faith in something ... God is a sort of burglar. As a young man you knock him down; as an old man, you try to conciliate him because he may knock you down. Moral: don't grow old. - Author: Hesketh Pearson
Believing In Nothing quotes by Hesketh Pearson
#16. Atheism is a conclusion reached by the most reasonable methods and one which is not asserted dogmatically but is explained in its every feature by the light of reason. The atheist does not boast of knowing in a vainglorious, empty sense. He understands by knowledge the most reasonable and clear and sound position one can take on the basis of all the evidence at hand. This evidence convinces him that theism is not true, and his logical position, then, is that of atheism.
We repeat that the atheist is one who denies the assumptions of theism. he asserts, in other words, that he doesn't believe in a God because he has no good reason for believing in a God. That's atheism
and that's good sense. - Author: E. Haldeman-Julius
Believing In Nothing quotes by E. Haldeman-Julius
#17. Gray froze as Miss Turner emerged from the hold. For weeks, she'd plagued him-by day, he suffered glimpses of her beauty; by night, he was haunted by memories of her touch. And just when he thought he'd finally wrangled his desire into submission, today she'd ruined everything.
She'd gone and changed her dress.
Gone was that serge shroud, that forbidding thundercloud of a garment that had loomed in his peripheral vision for weeks. Today, she wore a cap-sleeved frock of sprigged muslin.
She stepped onto the deck, smiling face tilted to the wind. A flower opening to greet the sun. She bobbed on her toes, as though resisting the urge to make a girlish twirl. The pale, sheer fabric of her dress billowed and swelled in the breeze, pulling the undulating contour of calf, thigh, hip into relief.
Gray thought she just might be the loveliest creature he'd ever seen.
Therefore, he knew he ought to look away.
He did, for a moment. He made an honest attempt to scan the horizon for clouds. He checked the hour on his pocket watch, wound the small knob one, two, three, four times. He wiped a bit of salt spray from its glass face. He thought of England. And France, and Cuba, and Spain. He remembered his brother, his sister, and his singularly ugly Aunt Rosamond, on whom he hadn't clapped eyes in decades. And all this Herculean effort resulting in nothing but a fine sheen of sweat on his brow and precisely thirty seconds' delay in the inevitable.
He looked a - Author: Tessa Dare
Believing In Nothing quotes by Tessa Dare
#18. We usually give thanks for things when they've already happened. So in a sense, we've been hypnotized and conditioned into believing that we need a reason for joy, that we need a reason for gratitude. - Author: Joe Dispenza
Believing In Nothing quotes by Joe Dispenza
#19. Do you know how long I've been telling myself you hated me? Or how hard it's been to keep believing it? You'd do things, these amazing, insane things, like stealing me back from Blind Michael or breaking me out of jail, and I'd say, 'Oh, he just wants to pay his debts,' or, 'Oh, who knows what a cat is thinking?'" My voice broke a little on the last word. Dammit.

Tybalt's eyes widened, hope kindling in their depths. "What are you saying?"

"I'm saying - oak and ash, Tybalt, I'm saying I'm in love with you, I've been in love with you for a while, and the only way I was dealing with it was by not dealing with it, ever." I shook my head. "I knew I'd never have you, so I told myself I didn't want you, and if you don't really want me, if you want some idea of me, or just want to chase and not catch, I'll understand, but this has been a hard week, Tybalt, this has been such a hard week. I've been waiting for you to come here, because I need you to tell me. Okay? Just tell me what you want."

"Oh, October. Toby. My Toby." He pulled one hand from mine, reaching up to tuck my hair behind my ear. His fingers were shaking. That was what I focused on, more than anything else. His fingers were shaking. "Do you think I'm cruel enough to do that to you?"

I sniffled. "No," I admitted.

"Thank Oberon," he said, and pulled me close, and kissed me. - Author: Seanan McGuire
Believing In Nothing quotes by Seanan McGuire
#20. The history taught in our schools is scandalous. We grew up believing that Columbus actually discovered America. We still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus was after one thing only - gold. - Author: Woody Harrelson
Believing In Nothing quotes by Woody Harrelson
#21. People, in whatever walk of life, would be surprised if they just gave themselves a chance by believing in what they are. - Author: Hale Irwin
Believing In Nothing quotes by Hale Irwin
#22. I am not moved by what I see.
; I am moved by what I believe. What I do believe is greater, stronger and mightier than what I have my eyes on. Deep in my heart I do believe, I shall overcome. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
Believing In Nothing quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#23. In difficult times, we're not supposed to quit believing; we're not supposed to quit growing. - Author: Joel Osteen
Believing In Nothing quotes by Joel Osteen
#24. When you're believing in the person that you're playing, you feel protected. It's about being true to that person you're playing. - Author: Felicity Jones
Believing In Nothing quotes by Felicity Jones
#25. Despising cowardice in others, I wished to prove myself no coward. Believing in the good, the gentle, the beautiful things of life, I addressed myself to the sweet duty of keeping these attributes for my children's sake and my own. And in striving to provide a living for them, I found a success beyond my wildest dreams. - Author: Alice Foote MacDougall
Believing In Nothing quotes by Alice Foote MacDougall
#26. When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. - Author: Elvis Presley
Believing In Nothing quotes by Elvis Presley
#27. I knew I wasn't second best for Tim (just as I knew that in real life, Jolene's flaming locks and eyes of emerald green stood no change against the aces of spades that was Dolly Parton's chest), but it took some believing, because I'd been second best to my sister for most of my life. That shakes your faith in yourself. - Author: Anna Maxted
Believing In Nothing quotes by Anna Maxted
#28. But like a gambler at a slot machine, hoping the next spin would change her life for the better, she closed in before she lost her nerve. Taking his hand, she pulled him toward her, near enough to feel his body against her. She looked up at him, tilting her head slightly as she leaned in. Mike, recognizing what was happening but still having trouble believing it, tilted his head and closed his eyes, their faces drawing near. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
Believing In Nothing quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#29. Gazing over the holy sites in Jerusalem, Obama wrote these words: From the promenade above Jerusalem, I looked down at the Old City, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Holy Sepulcher, considered the two thousand years of war and rumors of war that this small plot of land had come to represent, and pondered the possible futility of believing that this conflict might someday end in our lifetime, or that America, for all its power, might have any lasting say over the course of the world. I don't linger on such thoughts, though - they are the thoughts of an old man. A young man, too. - Author: Mark Landler
Believing In Nothing quotes by Mark Landler
#30. When we let go of believing we are superior, we open ourselves to the experience of living in the community of Nature. - Author: Philip Carr-Gomm
Believing In Nothing quotes by Philip Carr-Gomm
#31. Faith is not a meritorious cause of election, but it is constantly attested as the sole condition of salvation. Faith merely receives the merit of atoning grace, instead of asserting its own merit. God places the life-death option before each person, requiring each to choose. The ekletos are those who by grace freely believe. God does not compel or necessitate their choosing. Even after the initial choice of faith is made, they may grieve and quench the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19).

Faith is the condition under which God primordially wills the reception of salvation by all. "He chooses us, not because we believe, but that we may believe; lest we should say that we first chose Him" (Augustine). Faith receives the electing love of God not as if it had already become efficacious without faith, but aware that God's prescience foreknows faith like all else.

In accord with ancient ecumenical consent, predestination was carefully defined in centrist Protestant orthodoxy as:

'The eternal, divine decree, by which God, from His immense mercy, determined to give His Son as Mediator, and through universal preaching , to offer Him for reception to all men who from eternity He foresaw would fall into sin; also through the Word and Sacraments to confer faith upon all who would not resist; to justify all believers, and besides to renew those using the means of grace; to preserve faith in them until the end of life, and in a word, to save those believing to t - Author: Thomas C. Oden
Believing In Nothing quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#32. It's very strange to be an imaginary friend. You can't be suffocated and you can't get sick and you can't fall and break your head and you can't catch pneumonia. The only thing that can kill you is a person not believing in you. - Author: Matthew Green
Believing In Nothing quotes by Matthew Green
#33. Keep believing in brighter days, finding ways for your dreams and wishes to come true. Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun, giving you strength of serenity as your guide. - Author: Douglas Pagels
Believing In Nothing quotes by Douglas Pagels
#34. Thank you for believing in my weirdness! - Author: Katy Perry
Believing In Nothing quotes by Katy Perry
#35. Spreadsheets are fiction. Believing in what you're doing and what you're building is what's important. - Author: Vinod Khosla
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#36. The uninitiated are those who believe in nothing except what they can grasp in their hands, and who deny the existence of all that is invisible. - Author: Socrates
Believing In Nothing quotes by Socrates
#37. Ben Says: Without truly believing in yourself ... SUCCESS will always be impossible.
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Bullying Ben - Author: Timothy Pina
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