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Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.

Samuel Butler

And that is why the man who wants to see clearly, before he will believe, never starts on the journey.

Thomas Merton, The Ascent to Truth

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

Frank Lloyd Wright

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals.

Abba Eban

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Coco Chanel

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.

C.S. Lewis

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Robertson Davies

What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.

Roy T. Bennett

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.

Norman Vincent Peale

Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

Stuart Chase

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

Robert Bolton

Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.

Ernest Renan

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

Gerry Spence

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

Eric Hoffer

What do people mean when they say, 'I am not afraid of God because I know He is good'? Have they never even been to a dentist?

C.S. Lewis

Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.

Jean de La Fontaine

Nobody wants to look like a fool. Nine times out of ten, that reason alone keeps people from allowing themselves to believe.

Darynda Jones

At the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

Robert Oxton Bolton

We no longer believe because it is absurd: it is absurd because we must believe.

Julio Cortázar

Belief means not wanting to know what is true.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself.

G.I. Gurdjieff

What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Bertrand Russell

Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real.

Gene Wolfe

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

William Kingdon Clifford

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.

Idries Shah

If you feel irritated or threatened by others' beliefs, it's a sign that you're experiencing crisis of confidence.

Toba Beta

What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something.

Kentetsu Takamori

We can't believe what we believe to be untrue, and we can't love what we believe to be unreal.

Peter Kreeft

Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.

Mohammed Ali Bapir

I believe in God, family, truth between people; (and) the power of love.

Michael Landon

I believe in the power that not only allows the sun to rise but turns the seeds into flowers and dreams into realities.

Oprah Winfrey

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

Robert Bolton

Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of our venture.

William James

If what you believe doesn't affect how you live, then it isn't very important.

Dick Nogleberg

I believe that God is in me, as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower, the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.

Helen Keller

Memorable Quotes

Whatever you truly believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.

Brian Tracy

Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?

Groucho Marx

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.

Gordon A. Eadie

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

Philip K. Dick

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.

Roy T. Bennett

Believe the best of everybody.

Rudyard Kipling

Believe it and achieve it.

Napoleon Hill

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Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.

Walter Bagehot

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.

Walter Bagehot

I'm an artist who is a Christian. I'm not a Christian artist.

Johnny Cash

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

Bhagavad Gita

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.

Franz Kafka

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.

Steve McQueen
Credo ut itelligem--belief precedes knowledge; it is the first step. We need to make an intial leap of faith. Faith is stronger than fear, and fear is the killer of beginnings.
No belief is neutral. Every one has the power to dictate each decision you make. For a decision is a conclusion based on everything that you believe.
My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.
A man without God is not like a cake without raisins; he is like a cake without the flour and milk; he lacks the essential ingredients.
Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else.
It is highly convenient to believe in the infinite mercy of God when you feel the need of mercy, but remember also his infinite justice.

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