Quotes by belief

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  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
  • George Carlin
    George Carlin
    American stand-up comedian, actor and author 1937-2008
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    Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
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    Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief. while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...today everything is commercialized--politics, religion, education, ideology, belief, the armed services....Everything has its price.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
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    A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
    American science fiction author 1958-
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    A belief in the purposeful complexity of Fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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    A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    British playwright 1946-
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    A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    11th President of India 1931-2015
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    A person with belief never grovels before anyone, whining and whimpering that it's all too much, that he lacks support, that he is being treated unfairly. Instead, such a person tackes problems head on and then affirms, 'As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
    Source: Wings of Fire
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
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