belief quotes

 I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by living, by losing.

Anais Nin

The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive.

Anais Nin

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Barack Obama

No one is pro-abortion.

Barack Obama

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

It is easier to believe than to doubt.

E.D. Martin, The Meaning of a Liberal Education

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

Thomas Fuller

Few really believe.  The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.

John Lancaster Spalding

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.

Nicholas de Chamfort

Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.

Blaise Pascal

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Laurens van der Post

Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles.

Herbert Agar

Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.

Francis Bacon

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.


Never dull your shine for somebody else.

Tyra Banks

Celebrate all the things you don’t like about yourself – love yourself.

Lady Gaga


e your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.

Adele Brookman

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.

William Hazlitt

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.

Arthur Schnitzler

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.

Bertrand Russell

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.

James A Froude

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.

Michel De Montaigne

Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.

Oscar Wilde

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears beauty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.

W K Clifford

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

Bob Dylan

The less you know, the more you believe.


I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason!

John Lennon

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Muhammad Ali

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

John Maynard Keynes

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.

Blaise Pascal

One person with a belief is equal to ninety nine who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.

Septima Poinsette Clark

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

Lydia M. Child

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

Belief creates the actual fact.

William James

All money is a matter of belief.

Adam Smith

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

Steve Irwin

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Optimism the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.

Ambrose Bierce

Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.

Jean Vanier

I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love, and when I love, I love hard.

Melanie Fiona

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.

David Hume

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

H. L. Mencken

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume

If one can only see things according to one’s own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.

Robert Anton Wilson

Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.

James Dean

I am blessed beyond belief.

Hunter Hayes

It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.

Anna Howard Shaw

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.

R. Buckminster Fuller

The special forces gave me the selfconfidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself..

Bear Grylls

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore De Balzac

You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised….

James Dyson

My belief is that I wasn’t born into Judaism by accident, and so I needed to find ways to honor that.

Ram Dass

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.

Jose Bergamin

The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.

Paul Watzlawick

Science at its best is an openminded method of inquiry, not a belief system.

Rupert Sheldrake

I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.

Immanuel Kant

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

E.M. Forster

Somehow, we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood, and bones, and that’s all. So we direct our values to material things.

Maya Angelou

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.

Deepak Chopra

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Alan Watts

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.

Max Born

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God’s love and the love of God.

Mortimer Adler

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.

George Bernard Shaw

Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible.

William James

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.

Mukesh Ambani

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.

Sigmund Freud

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.

Aleister Crowley

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Robert Anton Wilson

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

Edward Abbey

The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.

Christopher Lasch

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

Robert Collier

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

Mahatma Gandhi

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.

D. Elton Trueblood

No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.

Ann Landers

It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.

Janet Jackson

With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

No nation was ever so virtuous as each believes itself, and none was ever so wicked as each believes the other.

Bertrand Russell

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell

I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.

Bertrand Russell

I believe there are ways whose ends are life instead of death.

William Saroyan

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.

Boris Yeltsin

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