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Quotations about Belief


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


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


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, rbrault.blogspot.com


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


Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


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, Sr., The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872


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


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


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


Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878


He who does not know how to believe, should not know. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


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


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


Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670


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, Unpopular Essays, 1950


When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


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


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


If the sun and moon should doubt,
They'd immediately go out.
~William Blake (1757-1827), "Auguries of Innocence"


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


Belief is a deception you play upon yourself.... ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh


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, www.howtomatter.com


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


Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~Ralph Hodgson, The Skylark and Other Poems


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


Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never the correctness, of a belief. ~Arthur Schweitzer, Out of My Life and Thought, 1932


It is easier to believe than to doubt. ~E.D. Martin, The Meaning of a Liberal Education


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


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


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



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