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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.

Tags: Real, Truth  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

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

Tags: Nonsense, Power  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

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.

Tags: End, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole.

Tags: United, Whole  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

My own belief is that people can come back from anything. It doesn't mean that it won't come at a huge cost.

Tags: Mean, Won  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

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

Tags: Friend, Friendship  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

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

Tags: Opinion, Statement  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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

Tags: Faith, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

My belief is that I wasn't born into Judaism by accident, and so I needed to find ways to honor that.

Tags: Born, Honor  ✍ Author: Ram Dass

In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.

Tags: Religion, Science  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

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.

Tags: Faith, Great  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

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

Tags: Trust, Yourself  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Tags: Against, Evidence  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

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.

Tags: Rather, Sincerity  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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

Tags: Accepting, Soul  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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

Tags: Forced, Unbelief  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

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

Tags: According  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

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

Tags: According  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.

Tags: Public, Wrong  ✍ Author: Albert Gallatin

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

Tags: Soul, Strength  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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

Tags: Believes  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Tags: Another, Dead  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have such a strong belief in women's ability to sustain each other.

Tags: Strong, Women  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.

Tags: Active, Faith  ✍ Author: Edith Hamilton

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.

Tags: Best, May  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill
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Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings.

Tags: Democracy, Thought  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Tags: Ignorance, Miracles  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

Tags: Passion, Television  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

The distance is great from the firm belief to the realization from concrete experience.

Tags: Experience, Great  ✍ Author: Isabella I

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.

Tags: Best, Special  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

Belief creates the actual fact.

Tags: Fact, Inspirational  ✍ Author: William James

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.

Tags: Great, Path  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

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

Tags: Knowledge, Order  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

We feel free. We're independent. People can be openly proud of being Estonian. I have a lot of belief in Estonia.

Tags: Free, Proud  ✍ Author: Carmen Kass

Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.

Tags: Faith, Means  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Tags: Constant, Fear  ✍ Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.

Tags: Despair, Resistance  ✍ Author: Emile Lahud

No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence.

Tags: Another, Destroy  ✍ Author: Ann Landers

But teleological considerations can lead no further than to a belief and a hope. They do not give certainty.

Tags: Give, Hope  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

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

Tags: Addiction, Media  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.

Tags: Sixties, Solutions  ✍ Author: Audre Lorde

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

Tags: Men, Themselves  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you.

Tags: Morning, True  ✍ Author: Alistair MacLeod

Belief is such a powerful thing - but because it is, it can also be very destructive and it's very easily manipulated.

Tags: Easily, Powerful  ✍ Author: Jena Malone

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.

Tags: Anyone, Life  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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

Tags: Faith, May  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.

Tags: Fall, False  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.

Tags: Luck, Worst  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

At the end of the day, it's about the reader's attachment to and belief in the magical elements that make or break magical realism.

Tags: Break, End  ✍ Author: Tea Obreht

To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something.

Tags: Quite, Situations  ✍ Author: Ben Okri

This country has been unconscious, and it's got to awake. That's my belief.

Tags: Awake, Country  ✍ Author: Charles Olson

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.

Tags: Painful, Slow  ✍ Author: James Otis

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities.

Tags: Problem, Trying  ✍ Author: Teresa Palmer

I am personally convinced - and I think the Greek people share this belief in a fundamental way - that we can achieve fiscal consolidation more effectively and we can restore competitiveness in a more fundamental and permanent way within the euro area than outside.

Tags: Achieve, Within  ✍ Author: Lucas Papademos

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

Tags: Christ, Simple  ✍ Author: Norman Vincent Peale

It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists.

Tags: Power, United  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure.

Tags: Great, Triumph  ✍ Author: James Rainwater

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

Tags: Hope, Life  ✍ Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Tags: Nervous, Work  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

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

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

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.

Tags: Emotional, Himself  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

The same tools that make any writer good, plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.

Tags: Cheerful, Good  ✍ Author: Fred Saberhagen

I confused things with their names: that is belief.

Tags: Confused, Names  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.

Tags: Exercise, Judgment  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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

Tags: Power, Self  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

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

Tags: Deep, Language  ✍ Author: Lily Tomlin

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.

Tags: Best, Friends  ✍ Author: Peter Ustinov

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

Tags: Envy, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Jean Vanier

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.

Tags: Off, Won  ✍ Author: Terry Waite

I have a very strong belief in God.

Tags: God, Strong  ✍ Author: M. Ward

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

Tags: Attitude, Faith  ✍ Author: Alan Watts

Our belief is that it is a basket of well-diversified companies that are playing the Internet, but are not direct Internet companies.

Tags: Internet, Playing  ✍ Author: John Zimmerman

And I think belief is one of those things that comes to people in their own way. And just because I believe in something doesn't mean I think that you should.

Tags: Mean  ✍ Author: Alan Alda

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.

Tags: Meaning, Power  ✍ Author: Roland Allen

Grief seems at first to destroy not just all patterns, but also to destroy a belief that a pattern exists.

Tags: Grief, Seems  ✍ Author: Julian Barnes

Every worldview I chose, it seemed, edged me toward belief.

Tags: Chose, Toward  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants is very strong in Greece.

Tags: Newborn, Strong  ✍ Author: James Theodore Bent

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

Tags: Doubt, Place  ✍ Author: Peter Berg

There have been so many people who have said to me, 'You can't do that,' but I've had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.

Tags: Said, Wrong  ✍ Author: Halle Berry

The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.

Tags: Evil, Truth  ✍ Author: Max Born

There are two objectionable types of believers: those who believe the incredible and those who believe that 'belief' must be discarded and replaced by 'the scientific method.

Tags: Incredible, Scientific  ✍ Author: Max Born

I'm a huge horror movie fan. Beyond belief.

Tags: Beyond, Movie  ✍ Author: Abigail Breslin

I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.

Tags: Creed, Easy  ✍ Author: Charlotte Bronte

A belief may be larger than a fact.

Tags: Fact, May  ✍ Author: Vannevar Bush

I'm not very interested in myself. I do have a deep moral belief that you should always look out at other things and not be self-centred.

Tags: Deep, Moral  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

Tags: Success, Successful  ✍ Author: Julia Child

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.

Tags: Ages, Flourishes  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.

Tags: Equality, Unless  ✍ Author: Adam Clayton

If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future.

Tags: Deeds, Future  ✍ Author: William Kingdon Clifford

Nor is it that truly a belief at all which has not some influence upon the actions of him who holds it.

Tags: Him, Influence  ✍ Author: William Kingdon Clifford

It's my belief that cooking is a craft. I think that you can push it into the realm of art, but it starts with craft. It starts with an understanding of materials. It starts with an understanding of where foods are grown.

Tags: Art, Cooking  ✍ Author: Tom Colicchio

Belief gets in the way of learning.

Tags: Learning  ✍ Author: Toni Collette

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

Tags: Success, Yourself  ✍ Author: Toni Collette

I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own.

Tags: Except, Opinions  ✍ Author: Anthony Collins

If you ask most atheists if the theory of evolution has anything to do with a belief, however, they will tell you that it doesn't. It's not something that has to be believed. It is a 'fact.'

Tags: Fact, Tell  ✍ Author: Ray Comfort

Atheistic evolution isn't an intelligent belief, as atheists would have the black community believe.

Tags: Black, Community  ✍ Author: Ray Comfort

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.

Tags: American, Equality  ✍ Author: Adrian Cronauer

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

Tags: Suck, Universe  ✍ Author: Aleister Crowley

What do you mean you don't believe in homosexuality? It's not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn't necessary.

Tags: Mean  ✍ Author: Lea DeLaria

Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.

Tags: Keep, Work  ✍ Author: Annie Dillard
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