Top 311 Belief Quotes

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“Your belief system saturates the space around you.”

― Aaron Huey

“I’m a huge horror movie fan. Beyond belief.”

― Abigail Breslin

“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.”

― Adam Clayton

“All money is a matter of belief.”

― Adam Smith

“Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.”

― Aimee Mullins

“I oppose any belief that contradicts experimental evidence as determined by the methods of science. All beliefs not in such contradiction may be considered as faith. Whether faith in a particular belief is beneficial or not is another matter.”

― Alan Lightman

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

― Alan Watts

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

― Albert Gallatin

“My belief in a day of reckoning keeps me on the straight and narrow.”

― Albert Gubay

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

― Aleister Crowley

“The belief that we can be done with our past is a myth.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“Like Hipster Racism, Hipster Sexism is a distancing gesture, a belief that, simply by applying quotations, uncool, questionable, and even offensive material about women can be alchemically transformed.”

― Alissa Quart

“The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is.”

― Allan Bloom

“Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.”

― Allan Bloom

“I don’t marry myself to one belief system.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Contrary to far too popular a belief, style, fashion, and fabulousness are not synonymous with stank, haughty, and self-aggrandizing.”

― Amanda Seales

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

― Ambrose Bierce

“I have a lot of belief in myself.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U., like Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, is based on a false belief in self-reliance.”

― Andrew Solomon

“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.”

― Andy Warhol

“The call to rein in globalization reflects a belief that it has eliminated jobs in the West, sending them East and South. But the biggest threat to traditional jobs is not Chinese or Mexican; it is a robot.”

― Angus Deaton

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

― Ann Landers

“Need is not quite belief.”

― Anne Sexton

“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.”

― Annie Dillard

“I hope I would not be so arrogant as to doubt anyone’s religion or belief.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“I have a great belief in not doing anything unless I’m passionate about it.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“We are as great as our belief in human liberty – no greater. And our belief in human liberty is only ours when it is larger than ourselves.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

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

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

― Audre Lorde

“Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.”

― Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

“The Right has been damaged beyond belief by its embrace of Mr. Trump.”

― Bari Weiss

“I have a strong belief in God.”

― Ben Howland

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

― Ben Okri

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

― Bertrand Russell

“The common belief is that you are either a dreamer or a realist. But idealism and pragmatism aren’t as far apart as one might think.”

― Bill de Blasio

“My belief is that if we take away that right to bear arms, the only people that are going to have them are… the ones breaking into your house.”

― Bill Engvall

“The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.”

― Bill Gates

“A personal belief is that if you’re not personally invested in what you’re working on, you’ll fail.”

― Biz Stone

“My belief is that sports in school is not an extracurricular activity.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“Belief in God is an elementary form of selflessness – the acknowledgement of responsibility toward a hypothetical ‘Other’.”

― Brian Stableford

“The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“The thing that reinforces my belief about that is having worked the last four years with the Safe Kids Campaign on a national basis. I am so amazed at what these little kids do in keeping their parents alerted to what they are there for.”

― C. Everett Koop

“Disregard belief systems that aren’t based on empirical studies.”

― Carl Hart

“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”

― Carl Levin

“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.”

― Carroll Quigley

“We have a vision of a strong and prosperous India and an equally strong belief that this vision is achievable.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Contrary to popular belief, all I want to do is empower people.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“I repeatedly have to correct this belief. In a sense, magnitude involves steps of 10 because every increase of one magnitude represents a tenfold amplification of the ground motion. But there is no ‘scale of 10’ in the sense of an upper limit.”

― Charles Francis Richter

“Public perception of the Westminster arena, with all its posturings, does little to engender a sense of voter belief.”

― Charles Kennedy

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

― Charles Olson

“The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.”

― Charles Sanders Peirce

“Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief; though positivism maintains that it is the only kind which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements.”

― Chauncey Wright

“We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.”

― Chen Shui-bian

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

― Christian Lous Lange

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

― Christopher Lasch

“I’m completely lacking any sense of religious belief, but I am superstitious.”

― Clive Sinclair

“Contrary to popular belief, I do occasionally get to watch TNA, mostly on fast forward, but Bobby Roode is one of the guys… solid, solid guy.”

― CM Punk

“My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.”

― Conor McGregor

“To me, feminism is believing in women’s equality, and I ardently ascribe to that belief.”

― Cory Booker

“Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.”

― D. Elton Trueblood

“Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief.”

― Dan Brown

“I’m very strict in my belief that non-fiction should be truthful, and fiction is for invented narratives.”

― Darin Strauss

“A well-written novel, the most immersive of all forms of storytelling, should command your full attention and belief.”

― Dave Morris

“You can’t have a belief system on Sunday and not live it the other six days.”

― David Green

“A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.”

― David Hockney

“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.”

― David Hume

“Belief triggers the power to do.”

― David Joseph Schwartz

“Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn’t necessary.”

― David Sylvian

“Most brands started from a strong base and kept a strong belief.”

― Daymond John

“I have such a strong belief in women’s ability to sustain each other.”

― Deidre Hall

“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.”

― Denis Waitley

“I always had a belief in myself, and I started wondering if it was founded.”

― Donny Most

“There arose a belief in style – and in banality. Banality encompassed politics, too, because it was a common belief that politics were not worthy of art.”

― Douglas Sirk

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

― E. O. Wilson

“I stand by my belief that individual performances are the most important part of baseball.”

― Earl Weaver

“I always have belief in my country.”

― Edinson Cavani

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

― Edith Hamilton

“The Keynesian belief that ‘demand’ is always at the root of underemployment and slow growth is a fallacy.”

― Edmund Phelps

“Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.”

― Edward Abbey

“I’m of the belief that you pursue your interests, you pull it all in, and you sort it out later.”

― Edward Burtynsky

“I have an old-fashioned belief that Americans like to make up their own minds on the basis of all available information.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“That was very comforting to me to hold onto that belief, that I did have a heavenly Father who was watching over me.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“Y2K has challenged a belief in digital technology that has been almost religious.”

― Ellen Ullman

“Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.”

― Emil Cioran

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

― Emile Lahoud

“Shimon Peres was the greatest living example of an unshakable belief in the pursuit of peace against all odds.”

― Ephraim Mirvis

“Most policy makers embrace a religious-like belief that the market can and should solve every problem.”

― Eric Maskin

“We’ve never been anti-permanence. We just belief deletion should be the default.”

― Evan Spiegel

“There is a species of person called a ‘Modern Churchman’ who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.”

― Frances Wright

“A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.”

― Frances Wright

“The quarrels and divisions about religion were evils unknown to the heathen. The reason was because the religion of the heathen consisted rather in rites and ceremonies than in any constant belief.”

― Francis Bacon

“We’re constantly told that all cultures are equal, and that every belief system is as good as the next. And it led to a kind of – and generally, that America was to be known for its flaws rather than its virtues.”

― Frank Miller

“It’s my belief that Barcelona are successful because they have a number of youth teams alongside the first team. They are where it begins.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Our faith in technology is no longer fully consistent with our belief in liberty.”

― Franklin Foer

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

― Fred Saberhagen

“It has always been my belief that creation, the making of ‘art’ in any medium or combination of mediums, is a holy act.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“I’ve always had this belief that you want to write about universal truths.”

― Geoff Dyer

“Contrary to popular belief, Oxford has the highest concentration of dull-witted, stupid, narrow-minded people anywhere in the British Isles.”

― Geoff Dyer

“With most people disbelief in a thing is founded on a blind belief in some other thing.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“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.”

― George Eliot

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

― George Eliot

“Even before I really started, no one said I would make it. But I always had belief.”

― Greg Rutherford

“Contrary to popular belief, I eat all types of food. Fried food is my least favorite.”

― Guy Fieri

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

― H. L. Mencken

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

― H. L. Mencken

“When belief in a god dies, the god dies.”

― Harlan Ellison

“I am not into any religions. I have been mostly influenced by Eastern religions – Taoism, the essence of Hinduism and Buddhism. But my belief is not having any beliefs.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I always had great belief. I always felt like I should be playing.”

― Harry Maguire

“Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“I just have a belief that when there is a rare script out there that speaks to you, you have to stick with it. You have to.”

― Heather Matarazzo

“A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.”

― Henry Adams

“The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.”

― Herodotus

“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 was part of a generation that believed in socialism and finally found that belief corroded and destroyed. That is not renouncing Communism or socialism. It’s reaching a certain degree of enlightenment about what the Soviet Union practices.”

― Howard Fast

“Belief outweighs talent. Self-belief’s got me everything, self-belief.”

― Ian Brown

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

― Immanuel Kant

“Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.”

― Jack Gleeson

“ISIS itself, it draws its central belief system from the Koran and from the writings of the Prophet Muhammad. That is undeniable. And it’s a medieval interpretation of it. It is a literal interpretation of it.”

― Jack Keane

“To describe Peter Thiel as simply a libertarian wildly understates the case. His belief system is based on unapologetic selfishness and economic Darwinism.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.”

― Jacques Ellul

“The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.”

― James Anthony Froude

“Belief systems thrive in circumstances of collision. They are energized by their opposites.”

― James P. Carse

“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.”

― James Rainwater

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

― James Russell Lowell

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

― James Theodore Bent

“I grew up with a deep belief that wherever our troops fought, they were on the side of the angels.”

― Jane Fonda

“Trauma fractures comprehension as a pebble shatters a windshield. The wound at the site of impact spreads across the field of vision, obscuring reality and challenging belief.”

― Jane Leavy

“A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.”

― Jane Smiley

“The keystone to justice is the belief that the legal system treats all fairly.”

― Janet Reno

“I confused things with their names: that is belief.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Classrooms cannot and should not be coerced into adopting federal academic standards. That’s not just my belief; it’s federal law.”

― Jeff Duncan

“It is my belief there is too much concentration of power and spending in Washington.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“A lot of people have a belief system that is strictly based on religious dogma.”

― Jeff Nichols

“My belief is that the nation-state remains the one entity that can function, the one entity that can demand sacrifice from its constituents in the national interest.”

― Jeff Sessions

“Belief is such a powerful thing – but because it is, it can also be very destructive and it’s very easily manipulated.”

― Jena Malone

“It was our belief we should have a customer base and that the catwalk was actually supporting and increasing the business.”

― Jenny Packham

“No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.”

― Jeremy Bentham

“Belief gets in the way of learning.”

― Jeremy Collier

“Blacks abandoned morals, fathers, and real belief in God.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“It is my belief that one’s salary is between an individual and the IRS.”

― Jessica Savitch

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“My belief as a Christian is when we receive Christ as salvation, that that gives us a guarantee for Heaven.”

― Joel Osteen

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

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I have a deep-seated belief that marriage is between a man and a woman exclusively.”

― John Hogg

“It’s beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.”

― John Howard

“This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.”

― John Howard

“The scientific and scholarly community is marked by the belief that the truth is to be found in all; none can claim it as their monopoly.”

― John Polanyi

“An utterance can have Intentionality, just as a belief has Intentionality, but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic the Intentionality of the utterance is derived.”

― John Searle

“In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached.”

― John Strachan

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

― John Stuart Mill

“Belief, like love, must be voluntary.”

― John Updike

“That friend a great man’s ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects.”

― John Webster

“Belief fails when it works not well indeed but is idle as a sleeping man… Each virtuous deed is strong when it is grounded upon the solidity of belief.”

― John Wycliffe

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

― John Zimmerman

“The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing, not a controlling, factor in American life.”

― Jon Meacham

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

― Jonathan Swift

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

― Jose Bergamin

“Contrary to popular belief, the outskirts are not where the world ends – they are precisely where it begins to unfurl.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

― Joseph Conrad

“The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.”

― Joseph Glanvill

“That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.”

― Joseph Glanvill

“My personal belief is that everything is always happening all at once.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind, it still flourishes in all the vigour of animism.”

― Joseph Jacobs

“The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples.”

― Juan Antonio Samaranch

“The more facts one introduces, the more truth one shows, the more determined the bigot is to cling to his belief.”

― Judith Tarr

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

― Julian Barnes

“People are willing to do the most appalling things to another person for the sake of imposing a religious belief.”

― Karen Maitland

“Oregonians continually demonstrate a strong belief in fairness and equal treatment under the law.”

― Kate Brown

“Um, I have an enormous faith in God. I have an enormous support system that also has that same belief.”

― Katey Sagal

“Psychotherapy is a sanctuary; it is a battleground; it is a place I have been psychotic, neurotic, elated, confused, and despairing beyond belief.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

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

― Kent Nerburn

“My belief is that despite all the media hoopla, there is much more that unites Republicans than divides us.”

― Kevin Brady

“My belief is you have one chance to make a first impression.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“We don’t have to have the same truths or personal belief systems to love one another and get along.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“Belief is thought at rest.”

― Larry Harvey

“It’s their belief, their own will, that holds people in Scientology, even oftentimes when they have been abused.”

― Lawrence Wright

“There shouldn’t be any kind of judgment towards somebody who has a belief system that is not yours.”

― Leah Remini

“It’s a short step from the belief that every child should be wanted to the belief that a child exists to satisfy our wants.”

― Leon Kass

“Deep down, I always had a belief I would get on the charts.”

― Lil Dicky

“Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.”

― Lillian Hellman

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

― Lillian Smith

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

― Lily Tomlin

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

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The thing the Buddhists and the Sufis have in common is a belief that religious certainties are destructive.”

― Luke Rhinehart

“Belief is such an important aspect of sport.”

― Lynn Davies

“I’ve just always been fascinated by what our belief can do, and what happens when we misuse that.”

― M. K. Hobson

“I have a very strong belief in God.”

― M. Ward

“My inherent belief is that motherhood is pious, and I am humbled by it.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“I wear the Jewish star, but I’m not – I haven’t converted to Judaism, and I’m not – I’m not – I’m not Jewish in the conventional sense because the Kaballah is a belief system that predates religion and predates Judaism as an organized religion.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors.”

― Major Taylor

“The truth is that I have full belief in myself.”

― Marc-Andre ter Stegen

“At first, one believes in love. Then one crosses a border, a border of time. Then that belief, too, is lost.”

― Marek Hlasko

“Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”

― Margaret Atwood

“Perhaps an eccentric is just off centre – ex-centric. But that contradicts a belief of mine that we’ve got to be centrifugal.”

― Margaret Rutherford

“Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.”

― Marguerite Gardiner

“If I had a religious belief, I would want it to be as strong as my belief in the theater.”

― Marian Seldes

“You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.”

― Marianne Moore

“Organized belief in spirituality – that’s what a religion is.”

― Mario Cuomo

“My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.”

― Mark Ruffalo

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

― Martha Beck

“My relationship with my belief has never been easy.”

― Martin Freeman

“Typically, if a politician makes immigration an issue, it’s because of the belief that immigrants are taking jobs from Americans.”

― Mary Pilon

“My belief is that we should never become overconfident.”

― Masayoshi Son

“There is a preliminary belief that Tuolumne River water could be captured by other reservoirs that are downstream from Hetch Hetchy, the Cherry and Don Pedro reservoirs for instance. Furthermore, any shortfalls could be supplied via greater conservation efforts, newly discovered groundwater supplies, and water purchases when necessary.”

― Matt Gonzalez

“George Washington participated as a vestryman in his local congregation, but that didn’t really imply any particular kind of religious belief. This was necessary in order to participate in the society.”

― Matthew Stewart

“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.”

― 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.”

― Max Born

“Somehow, we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood, and bones, and that’s all. So we direct our values to material things.”

― Maya Angelou

“Contrary to popular belief, editors and agents are gagging for good books.”

― Meg Rosoff

“Checking email every 45 seconds is not only compulsive, it’s presumptuous. It suggests a belief that anyone who sends us a message needs us to read it immediately, even if the message is from SkyMall telling us our Bigfoot Garden Yeti statue has shipped.”

― Meghan Daum

“Even as Jews and Christians profoundly disagree about the truth, they are united in the belief that there is a truth to be sought.”

― Meir Soloveichik

“Over the course of history, many Jews have ultimately embraced Christianity – some forcibly, some in order to advance in non-Jewish society, some out of wholehearted belief.”

― Meir Soloveichik

“Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness.”

― Michael Polanyi

“The belief that government must be the ultimate nanny to our children is one of the fundamental philosophical disagreements between the Right and Left.”

― Mike Gallagher

“Contrary to popular belief. It’s much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich.”

― Mike Royko

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

― Milton Friedman

“Somehow many have fallen into the belief that being a Christian is supposed to be a cake-walk. It’s not.”

― Monica Johnson

“I have a very deep religious belief.”

― Mstislav Rostropovich

“It is faith that drives us to build, a belief that we cannot be limited by lack of nerve or airspace.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have no doubt about our capabilities.”

― Narendra Modi

“Yes, definitely, I’ve got so much belief in God, and I think that God’s got so much belief in me.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Contrary to popular belief, I’m not always trying to stand out.”

― Natalie Massenet

“Contrary to widespread belief, I do know something about science.”

― Nick Kroll

“PM Modi’s belief in Direct Benefit Transfer was force enough to give the necessary impetus for its efficient implementation.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

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

― Norman Vincent Peale

“Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.”

― Ovid

“I have a strong belief in creativity in humans. It’s our biggest strength.”

― Patty Griffin

“Every villain has their belief system that makes perfect sense to them.”

― Patty Jenkins

“My belief is that nothing that can be expressed by mathematics cannot be expressed by careful use of literary words.”

― Paul Samuelson

“I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt every action.”

― Paul Weller

“Mentally ill people come from all belief systems.”

― Penn Jillette

“If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.”

― Peter McWilliams

“I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief.”

― Philip Pullman

“It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief – the other contempt.”

― Plutarch

“There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged, in the questionable belief that it might somehow offend those of other religions or none.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“The film depends on the audience’s belief in this relationship.”

― Ralph Fiennes

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

― Ram Dass

“Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.”

― Randy Alcorn

“My belief and goal is that every professional in the world should be on a service liked LinkedIn.”

― Reid Hoffman

“Arik is suffused with a mystical belief about Jerusalem.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“It is my firm belief that action on the issues that matter for Africa must emerge from within Africa itself.”

― Richard Attias

“Majority of minds are warped into the belief of the only person worth helping is themself.”

― Richard Cabral

“Consistent conservatives should frame their views in accordance with the fundamental belief that individuals, not governments, have the right to determine the course of their own lives.”

― Richard Grenell

“Ever since the world began, it has been the belief of mankind that desolate places are the special haunt of supernatural beings.”

― Richard Jefferies

“It is my passionate belief that we can all have better health care through rationing.”

― Richard Lamm

“Religious belief has made me comfortable with ambiguity.”

― Richard Rohr

“Belief is the death of intelligence.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.”

― Robert Wilson Lynd

“It was Freddie who instilled in us the belief that we had to make people gasp every time.”

― Roger Taylor

“One goes on with the blithe belief that who you really are is transparent to everybody. Then you realise, with some horror, that in fact it’s not. So all you can do is keep muddying the waters a bit.”

― Rosamund Pike

“Contrary to popular belief, Americans don’t hate advertising.”

― Roy H. Williams

“I think belief is like having the first Microsoft Windows – it’s so rudimentary, in the human brainwork, it’s so obviously a sham.”

― Rupert Everett

“Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.”

― Rupert Sheldrake

“The Welsh have everywhere adopted the Cymric tongue; they hug themselves in the belief that they are pure descendants of the ancient Britons, but in fact, they are rather Silurians than Celts.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“Belief is so valuable and living that it infuses with life everything it enters! It transforms the fleeting glimmer of transitory life into eternal life, dispelling the transience in it.”

― Said Nursi

“On the subject of religious belief, we relax standards of reasonableness and evidence that we rely on in every other area of our lives. We relax so totally that people believe the most ludicrous propositions, and are willing to organize their lives around them.”

― Sam Harris

“I have the belief that all the qualified teams can create surprises at the World Cup and not just the traditional top favourites.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“Like most Africans, I had to work much harder and show much deeper belief than others.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“My belief is that every single major magazine cover is retouched. I don’t know how they couldn’t be.”

― Scott Kelby

“The Mormon belief system unites curiously American pairs of opposites. A relish for the dog-eat-dog practices of the marketplace goes hand in hand with the stern obligation to ‘help thy neighbor.’”

― Shana Alexander

“It was my long-held belief that police brutality would increase under the Trump administration.”

― Shaun King

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

― Sigmund Freud

“My belief is that policy cannot be piecemeal.”

― Smriti Irani

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

― Spencer Bachus

“Many cultures have independently developed a belief system in reincarnation that includes return of the unit of consciousness to another physical lifetime on Earth.”

― Stanislav Grof

“Belief and knowledge are considered to be two different things. But they are not.”

― Stanley Fish

“Protestantism became identified with the republican presumption in liberty as an end in itself. This presumption was then reinforced by an unassailable belief in the common sense of the individual.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“Chechens are Muslim, and some share the belief that the West is engaged in a global campaign against Islam.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Belief is a very peculiar thing: we tend to put more store in a belief we like than a fact we hate.”

― Stephen Tobolowsky

“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.”

― Steve Jobs

“20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucianism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems.”

― Steven Pinker

“Historically, people have flocked to Silicon Valley because of the belief that that’s where the latest innovation is happening. It’s a snowball effect.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“I’ve got this theory that human beings are innately religious; we have a belief system. It doesn’t have to be a theist form, necessarily. But we need a belief system, some framework on which to hang our behavior.”

― Tana French

“I have never doubted. I have had a firm belief in God and the church.”

― Taysom Hill

“I found my faith to be more about my belief, my spirituality, about nature.”

― Terry O’Quinn

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

― Thomas Fuller

“Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.”

― Thomas Paine

“There is a fundamentalist belief by capitalists that capital will save the world, and it just isn’t so.”

― Thomas Piketty

“All… religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest.”

― Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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

― Tiger Woods

“Contrary to popular belief, I don’t just play dreadful old villains.”

― Tim Curry

“The belief that ‘animals’ are superior or inferior to humans because they live in an eternal now is untrue, because no being lives in a now.”

― Timothy Morton

“An orthodox belief in big government’s inefficiency cannot coexist with an orthodox belief in private industry’s inability to compete with big government.”

― Timothy Noah

“The belief in something bigger and supernatural is not the same thing as linear religion.”

― Tobias Forge

“It is my strong belief that computer literacy should be part of our educational system’s core curriculum.”

― Tobias Lutke

“Our safety net must reflect our country’s belief that – without exception – Americans are not liabilities to be written off but assets to be realized.”

― Todd Young

“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.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“Belief that influences behavior influences results.”

― Tom Herman

“I have this belief that we are so vulnerable when we open ourselves up to literature. We’re reminded of these real parts of ourselves.”

― Tracy K. Smith

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

― Tryon Edwards

“A belief may be larger than a fact.”

― Vannevar Bush

“I have always believed in myself. As a footballer, it is essential to have that belief.”

― Victor Moses

“Contrary to common belief, the presumption of innocence applies only inside a courtroom. It has no applicability elsewhere, although the media do not seem to be aware of this.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

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

― Walter Kaufmann

“We are all captives of the picture in our head – our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.”

― Walter Lippmann

“My mission as a writer is to give my readers hope to carry with them, and to promote a belief that they can do anything they set their minds to.”

― Wendelin Van Draanen

“There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred and desecrated places. My belief is that the world and our life in it are conditional gifts.”

― Wendell Berry

“Paul Ryan has been a responsible legislator and public servant, almost alone among members of Congress in his belief that we need to strengthen and save our social entitlements.”

― Wendy Long

“One of the things that drives me crazy is the belief in Hollywood that bittorrent exists solely for stealing things.”

― Wil Wheaton

“Ivory Coast, even though I told them no at first, they still had the belief in me and still wanted me because they knew what I could do for the team.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“Belief creates the actual fact.”

― William James

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

― William Kingdon Clifford

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

― William Kingdon Clifford

“This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation.”

― William Kingdon Clifford

“President Obama came into office in ’08 with the belief that – and the public’s belief in him – that he was moderate, that he wasn’t a big spender.”

― William M. Daley

“Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.”

― William Shenstone
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