Thursday, 28 June 2018

Belief - Quotes

A belief is not true because it is useful. - Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

As a man believes, so he will act. - Sam Harris

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

Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Belief is the wound that knowledge heals. - Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Belief may be no more, in the end, than a source of energy, like a battery which one clips into an idea to make it run. - J. M. Coetzee

Belief was immune to logic; it operated by its own laws. - James Siegel

Beliefs. Once entrenched in a culture, they persist, evolve and diverge, in a manner reminiscent of biological evolution. - Richard Dawkins

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. - Charles F. Kettering

Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas. - Ray Bradbury

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale

Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see. - Unknown

Beware! The mind of the believer stagnates. It fails to grow outward into an unlimited, infinite universe. - Frank Herbert

Creeds, like other goods, pass by inheritance to descendants. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Don’t believe everything you hear. - Aesop

Everything possible to be believ’d is an image of truth. - William Blake

False beliefs can be every bit as consoling as true ones, right up until the moment of disillusionment. - Richard Dawkins

For what a man would like to be true, that he more readily believes. - Francis Bacon

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. - Thomas Fuller

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend, must have a very long head, or a very short creed. - Charles Caleb Colton

He who believes needs no explanation. - Euripides

If we can once believe that success is possible, success becomes possible. - Frank Chapman

If you only believe when it's easy, you don't really believe. - Laurell K. Hamilton

If you want to know what your true beliefs are, take a look at your actions. - Robert Anthony

It is easier to argue that something nobody believes in actually exists than it is to argue that something everybody believes in is unreal. - Samuel R. Delany

Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable. - Oscar Wilde

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