Belief Quotes


  • Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977)
  • For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who don’t believe, no explanation is possible – An Old Saying
  • He does not believe that does not live according to his belief ~ Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia (1732)
  • Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good ground for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. ~ Bertrand Russell, “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”, Unpopular Essays (1950)
  • Nothing is so firmly believed as, as what we least know. ~ Montaigne, Essays (1580-88)
  • The only people who can change my beliefs, are the people I believe in. ~ Navid
  • The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  • One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world. ~ Hannah Senesh
  • To succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~ Michael Korda
  • I would rather work with five people who really believe in what they are doing rather than five hundred who can’t see the point. ~ Patrick Dixon – Building a Better Business p 14
  • People want to believe in something-even if they know it is false. ~ Tanis Half-Elven, Dragonlance
  • If you dont believe what you see, why do you even look? ~ Liam Vaughan
  • If there is anything I have learned in my travels across the Planes, it is that many things may change the nature of a man. Whether regret, or love, or revenge or fear – whatever you believe can change the nature of a man, can. I’ve seen belief move cities, make men stave off death, and turn an evil hag’s heart half-circle. This entire Fortress has been constructed from belief. Belief damned a woman, whose heart clung to the hope that another loved her when he did not. Once, it made a man seek immortality and achieve it. And it has made a posturing spirit think it is something more than a part of me. ~ The Nameless One, Planescape Torment
  • For the heart, it needs to believe. ~ Simon Soloveychik Parenting for Everyone (1989)
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