Belief Quotes And Sayings


Belief Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of belief quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
– Aldous Huxley

Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.”
– Ambrose Bierce 

“If what we worship fail us, still the fire burns on, and it is much to have believed.”
– Amy Lowell

“He who does not know how to believe, should not know.”
– Antonio Porchia

“Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.”
– Antonio Porchia

“When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing.”
– Antonio Porchia

“Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never the correctness, of a belief.”
– Arthur Schweitzer

“Believe in something larger than yourself… Get involved in the big ideas of your time.”
– Barbara Bush

“Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“We are what we believe we are.”
– Benjamin N. Cardozo 

“Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Not… what opinions are held, but… how they are held:  instead of being held dogmatically, [liberal] opinions are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.”
– Bertrand Russell

“The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the other way round.”
– Bertrand Russell

“What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.”
– Bertrand Russell 

“Belief is a deception you play upon yourself….”
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”
– Blaise Pascal

“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 

Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.”
– Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”
– Bruce Barton

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

“The word “belief” is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it – I don’t need to believe it.”
– Carl Jung 

“I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.”
Cat Stevens 

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”
– Charles F. Kettering

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”
– Chretien Malesherbes 

“Many people have died for their beliefs. The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe.”
– Christopher Paolini

“Whatever you do, you must remain nimble in your thinking. Do not become so attached to any one belief that you cannot see past it to another possibility.”
– Christopher Paolini

“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”
Dalai Lama

“A wise man … proportions his belief to the evidence.”
– David Hume

“Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -certainly no more difficult – than small ideas and small plans.”
– David J. Schwartz 

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
– David J. Schwartz 

“The less depth a belief system has, the greater the fervency with which its adherents embrace it. The most vociferous, the most fanatical are those whose cobbled faith is founded on the shakiest grounds.”
– Dean Koontz

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.”
– Denis Waitley

“As belief shrinks from the world, it is more necessary than ever that someone believe. Wild-eyed men in caves. Nuns in black. Monks who do not speak. We are left to believe. Fools, children. Those who have abandoned belief must still believe in us. They are sure they are right not to believe but they know belief must not fade completely. Hell is when no one believes.”
– Don Delillo

“He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.”
– Dr. Thomas Fuller

“It is easier to believe than to doubt.”
– E.D. Martin

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