Quotes of Belief

“ What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

“ Man is what he believes. ”

- Anton Chekhov

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

- Bertrand Russell

“ The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. ”

- Edith Sitwell

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

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another. ”

- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“ The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

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

- Gerry Spence

“ In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true. ”

- John Lilly

“ Men willingly believe what they wish. ”

- Julius Caesar

“ Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to believe. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe. ”

- Leo Rosten

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

- Lewis Carroll

“ They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness. ”

- Louise Erdrich

“ Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are. ”

- Noah Porter

“ I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Some things have to be believed to be seen. ”

- Ralph Hodgson

“ Unless you believe, you will not understand. ”

- Saint Augustine

“ Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgement. ”

- Seneca

“ Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened. ”

- Thomas Hardy

“ Believe one who has proved it. Believe an expert. ”

- Virgil

“ They can conquer who believe they can. ”

- Virgil

“ Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ”

- Voltaire
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