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

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible and those who do the improbable.

You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.

I believe that each of us comes from the creator trailing wisps of glory.

Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.

I believe that every person is born with talent.

We are what we believe we are.

Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.

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

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

I've never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

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

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

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.

We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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 a butterfly.

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

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud 'I believe ' three times.

It is my belief you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing.

Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.

I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.

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.

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.

Oprah Winfrey

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs, are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Richard M. Nixon

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them, or one that can literally save their lives.

If you don't change your beliefs your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

Jim Valvano

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.

The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.

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

I really don't believe in magic.

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.

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

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

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

I believe in equality for everyone except reporters and photographers.

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

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas Paine

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

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

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

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.

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

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

I believe the most important single thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it, that's my religion.

Alice Walker

Basically I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

Bette Davis

Absurdity n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

I confused things with their names: that is belief.

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.

Emile M. Cioran

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

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

E. M. Forster

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.

Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.

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.

Mind, word and act, all three must be filled with the belief that all is His play, that is the genuine path.

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

Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalistic religions.

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.

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

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

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

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

I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Belief creates the actual fact.

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic, because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.

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

Old beliefs die hard, even when demonstrably false.

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.

Albert Ellis

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

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

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

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

Dalai Lama

I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence.

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

Honore de Balzac

I can tell you honest friend what to believe: believe life, it teaches better that book or orator.

All that one gains by falsehood is not to be believed when he speaks the truth.

He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love, but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.

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

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

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

While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.

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

Liars, when they speak the truth, are not believed.

It will, I believe, be everywhere found that as the clergy are or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

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

A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed.


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

I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along.

Doug Coupland

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather, it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.

In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.

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

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

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

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously and accepting both of them.

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

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.

I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.

Muhammad Ali

Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.

God is love, generosity and forgiveness; If we believe in this, we will never allow our weaknesses to paralyze us.

Paulo Coelho

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

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

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

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

Alan Watts

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.

The songs are my lexicon. I believe the songs.

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe forms my idea of God.

I mean as an athlete, as a competitor, you have to have that belief in yourself.

Strong beliefs win strong men and then make them stronger.

Don't believe in miracles - depend on them.

I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you, doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief, a cynical community is a corrupt community.

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.

America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.

George W. Bush

The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Ambrose Bierce

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word and thought throughout our lifetime.

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.

It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.

Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

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

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

When you have come to the edge of all the light you have, And step into the darkness of the unknown, Believe that one of the two will happen to you, Either you'll find something solid to stand on, Or you'll be taught how to fly!

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence, but we thought if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.

Richard Dawkins

Since I move about with you, eat like you and talk with you, you are deluded in the belief that this is but an instance of common humanity. Be warned against this mistake. I am also deluding you by My singing with you, talking with you, and engaging Myself in activities with you. But any movement My Divinity may be revealed to you, you have to be ready prepared for that moment.

Women are proverbially too individualistic! There is a popular belief born out of folk - experience that three women cannot live in unison!

The 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.

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.

Charles Lamb

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

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

Some believe all that parents, tutors and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.

Alan Watts

Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe.

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.

I'm very much a Christian in ideals and ethics, especially in terms of belief in fairness, a deep set obligation to others, and the virtues of charity, tolerance, and generosity, that we associate with traditional Christian teaching.

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

The word 'Antichrist' to me is the collective disbelief in god.

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.

`Father O father! what do we here, In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.

William Blake

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Abraham Lincoln

Now God be praised that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.

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

The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on, that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man that, though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.

Jane Austen

Truth lives in fact for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass so long as nothing challenges them just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs and knowledge, slowly accumulated in the course of centuries; elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

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.


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

When a man tells you who he is... believe him.

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Albert Einstein

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.

William Congreve

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