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A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. ~Aldous Huxley

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate. ~Christopher Hampton

A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions. ~William Kingdon Clifford

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. ~Steve Jobs

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. ~Milton Friedman

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. ~David Hume

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me. ~Bertrand Russell

All money is a matter of belief. ~Adam Smith

An old belief is like an old shoe. We so value its comfort that we fail to notice the hole in it. ~Robert Brault

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning. ~Isaac Asimov

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

And yet, there are still people in American politics who, for some reason, cling to this belief that America is better off adopting the economic policies of nations whose people who immigrate here from there. ~Marco Rubio

At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did. ~Charlize Theron

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

Belief creates the actual fact. ~William James

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. ~Thomas Paine

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. ~Lydia M. Child

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

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

Belief is the death of intelligence. ~Robert Anton Wilson

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

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

Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~H. L. Mencken

Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. ~Jean Vanier

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. ~Seneca

Every man who attacks my belief, diminishes in some degree my confidence in it, and therefore makes me uneasy; and I am angry with him who makes me uneasy. ~Samuel Johnson

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. ~D. Elton Trueblood

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. ~Richard Dawkins

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. ~H. L. Mencken

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

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. ~Ambrose Bierce

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Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe. ~John Lancaster Spalding

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. ~George Carlin

Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. ~Felix Cohen

he belief that recipients of government aid are better off the more we spend on them is remarkably persistent. No matter how many times this central tenet of liberalism gets debunked, like Brett Favre, it just keeps coming back. ~Paul Ryan

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. ~Thomas Fuller

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He who does not know how to believe, should not know. ~Antonio Porchia

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. ~Laurens van der Post

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

I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being. ~James Cash Penney

I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. ~Robert Brault

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I confused things with their names: that is belief. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend. ~Jesse Ventura

I don't ever remember them telling us or teaching us that the only way we could be more successful is if other people were less successful. They never inculcated the belief that somehow, in order for us to climb the ladder, other people have to come down from the ladder. ~Marco Rubio

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

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

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I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now. ~Paul Ryan

I respect more the person who struggles with his faith than the person who is confident in his skepticism. ~Robert Brault

I think belief is like having the first Microsoft Windows - it's so rudimentary, in the human brainwork, it's so obviously a sham. ~Rupert Everett

I think it's really finding that belief in yourself, where you just have it no matter what's going on, no matter what anyone else says. I think that's the challenge, is to really have that belief in yourself. ~Brandy Norwood

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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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

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense. ~Dalai Lama

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

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

I'm a believer in belief. Faith is something that works - it causes people to do things, it has results. It's an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival. ~Tommy Lee Jones ~

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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ~W. Somerset Maugham

In the end you regret less the things you believed that weren't true than the things that never came true because you didn't believe. ~Robert Brault

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers. ~Emile M. Cioran

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

It is easier to believe than to doubt. ~E.D. Martin

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It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS. ~Jessica Savitch

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

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

It is perfectly possible to live a very moral life without a belief in God, and I think it's perfectly possible to live a life peppered with ill-doing and believe in God. ~J. K. Rowling

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them. ~Henry James

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It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show. ~Buffalo Bill

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

Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. ~Sigmund Freud

Just because something is unbelievable does not mean you shouldn't believe it. Put another way, some things are worth believing in whether they're true or not. ~Jeb Dickerson

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views. ~Nikolai Gogol

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

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles. ~Herbert Agar

Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth. ~Stanislav Grof

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

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

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see. ~Edward de Bono

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. ~David Herbert Lawrence

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. ~W. Somerset Maugham

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My personal belief is that everything is always happening all at once. ~Joseph Gordon-Levitt

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. ~Henry Miller

Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little. ~Antonio Porchia

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

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

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One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. ~Joan of Arc

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. ~Bertrand Russell

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. ~John Stuart Mill

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

Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation. ~Rick Perry

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President Obama's call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity. ~Rick Perry

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. ~Richard Dawkins

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. ~Andre Dubus

Skepticism is a religion very rich in evangelists but very short on saviors. ~Robert Brault

Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~Ralph Hodgson

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Sometimes you believe a thing that isn't true because in the world you wish to live in, it would be true. ~Robert Brault

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

The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions. ~Paul Watzlawick

The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more. ~Elia Kazan

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. ~George Eliot

The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ. ~Norman Vincent Peale

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The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news. ~Jessica Savitch

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. ~Richard Bach

The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it. ~Bryant H. McGill

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

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

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The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. ~William James

This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. ~Orson Scott Card

Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. ~Cyril Connolly

Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief. ~James Russell Lowell

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

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Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come. ~Theodor Adorno

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. ~Milton Friedman

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page. ~Barack Obama

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What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it. ~Ezra Pound

When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing. ~Antonio Porchia

When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are. ~Kirstie Alley

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself. ~Bertrand Russell

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe. ~Ovid

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With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing. ~Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other. ~Jimmy Carter

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break. ~Harry S. Truman

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You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country's success. ~Michael Bloomberg

Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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