Beliefs Quotes

David Arenson

Your life is your statement to the world representing your values, your beliefs, your dreams.

Aaron B. Powell

The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when all I see now is hell.

A.J. Darkholme

No matter what, don't live a life where you're too scared to die for what you believe in. Always go at it with everything you've got, even if it doesn't seem to be enough.

Amit Kalantri

In spite of being complicated people choose superstitions over common sense.

Luther Burbank

Scientists gladly accept any new truth demonstrated by evidence, that is, proved by the very law of the cosmos. Not so with any new conceptions of religion; these are fought by the use of persecution and venom. Many of the current religious beliefs literally carried into practice would stampede humanity into the old jungle ideas and habits.

A.J. Darkholme

We are united by something greater and more valuable than our beliefs alone: the freedom to have those beliefs, and believe what we want without persecution - we must protect that at all costs.

A.J. Darkholme

Our unity will always be a greater force with mixed ideals than if we demand that others change for us, to what we believe.

Daniel Willey

There are billions of people in this world that don’t believe or act exactly as we do. It is not our place to reject them, only accept them. Again, we don’t have to agree with everything they believe or do, but we do need to love and accept who they are.

Stephen Lovegrove

Integrity is a life where your beliefs and intentions are aligned with your words and actions.

Max McKeown

Culture is the sum of the values, beliefs and assumptions of human groups.

Vera Nazarian

A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the moon is made of green cheese. Some still do, to this day. The man on the moon is looking down and laughing.

Assegid Habtewold

If you're a true student of the truth, you may easily get frustrated when people try to make points based on mysticism and cultural beliefs.

Bertrand Russell

My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them. This is what I aim at because the point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Russell Kyle

Have a humble heart & an open-mind and you'll soon be given glimpses beyond the veil of your beliefs and understandings... growing wiser, and believing deeper.

Edmond Mbiaka

Whatever thought or belief that cannot produce happiness or growth in your life, doesn't belong in your mind.

Edmond Mbiaka,

Any thought or belief that doesn't suggest the realities of success and happiness in your life, should never be granted the access to dwell in your mind.

Edmond Mbiaka

Happiness is what happens when you build the level of awareness and courage to continuously identify, challenge, and replace your negative thoughts and beliefs.

Edmond Mbiaka

Never seize to constantly remind yourself that your positive thoughts and beliefs are the pillars of your peace of mind.

Edmond Mbiaka

Happiness is nothing but a blissful feeling that can only be activated when positive thoughts and beliefs are constantly dwelling in one's mind.

Maddy Malhotra

Don’t believe everything you repeat in your mind!

Edmond Mbiaka

No one is responsible for your own happiness. Neither could anyone or thing succeed in making you happy. This is because happiness can only be activated or deactivated through your repeated thoughts and beliefs.

Richelle Mead

I had a standing agreement with god. I'd agree to believe in him, barely, so long as he let me sleep in on Sundays.

Andy Rooney

We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.

Stanley Victor Paskavich

Total Enlightenment is 'Vision without Purpose'.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The possibilities far outweigh the disappointments. Keep learning, keep believing and keep seeking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Donella H. Meadows

Remember, always, that everything you know, and everything everyone knows, is only a model. Get your model out there where it can be viewed. Invite others to challenge your assumptions and add their own.

Mark Twain

In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

Thomm Quackenbush

Nothing in my beliefs tells me to let my relationship with the divine interfere with romantic love, the friction of sects never getting in the way of the friction of sex.

Christopher Paolini

It is a better world. A place where we ate responsible for our actions, where we can be kind to one another because we want to and becauseit is the right thing to do instead of being frightened into behaving by the threat of divine punishment.

Flannery O'Connor

Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing.

Karen Armstrong

We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours. (22)

Albert Camus

Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replaced normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions.

Andy Rooney

I don't differentiate much, except in degree, between people who believe in religion from those who believe in astrology, magic or the supernatural.

S.J. Parris

No," I said simply. "I hate no one. I want only to be left in peace to understand the mysteries of the universe in my own way.

Steven Aitchison

Think about it for a second:
Babies are not born prejudice, they are not racist,they don’t hate, they don’t judge, and are not born believing in christianity, buddhism, sikhism, hinduism, judaism or any other ism.
We, as adults, teach them all these things.

Stephanie Perkins

I don't know what I believe. I guess that makes me a Christmas Tree Agnostic.

Stefan Molyneux

When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is 'being offended'.

Stefan Molyneux

Lies don't make you happy. They just make you lie about being happy.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Blessed are you, who mediate and believe in God’s Holy Scriptures.

Amit Kalantri

Democracy changes its opinions from time to time, philosophy doesn't.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Hope is a belief in a better tomorrow.,

Chris Prentiss

People who believe they have bad luck create bad luck. Those who believe they are very fortunate, that the world is a generous place filled with trustworthy people, live in exactly that kind of world.

Bruce H. Lipton

We are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fates, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness, and love.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

People sometimes get so lost in their own beliefs that they fail to gain truth and understanding. You can't get the whole picture just by relying on your own perception. Never be afraid of the truth.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

As you travel along the roads in life, there is a certain kind of peace that comes with knowing you're on the right path. And when you are faced with adversity, it challenges you but makes you stronger. The road is not always an easy route. Nevertheless, you must not allow your fears to keep you from reaching the destination.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

When you speak, be sure of what you are speaking. Don't be rambling full of words that have no integrity or truth. Nobody wants to confide in you when they doubt what you say. If you are filled with untruths, those characteristics make it hard for anyone to believe in you.

John Assaraf

Beliefs are not some special category of idea sitting at a higher station of truth than our ordinary, everyday mortal thoughts. Beliefs are not neccesarily "the truth" at all. (Remember, there was a time everyone believed the earth was flat)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish.

Eric Chaisson

... researchers argue that it's of utmost importance to unravel the nature of black holes, lest we someday begin to worship them. Sounds ridiculous, but whole segments of humankind have often revered the unknowable, venerating that which cannot be tested experimentally. Come to think of it, many still do in twenty-first-century society.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Religion makes people kill each other. Science supplies them with weapons.

Gautama Buddha

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

Beth Revis

Elder mocked me for praying once, and i spent an hour berating him for that. He ended up throwing up his hands, laughing, and telling me i could believe whatever i wanted if i was going to hold onto my beliefs so hard.

Dean Koontz

Funny how people that don't believe in nothin' are so quick to believe every crazy story about people like us.

Banani Ray

Awakening is the ultimate of religion. Religion is, not really, in believing something outside of your being. It is not in believing or following some authoritative figure, the church, temple, organization or any ideological system of belief. Religion is trusting in what is eternal within you.

Bryant McGill

Faith doesn't work if you don't even believe it.

Maddy Malhotra

Don't let a mediocre person tell you what you are capable of or how your future is going to be.

Maddy Malhotra

They programmed you with the best of intentions but unfortunately their best was mediocrity.

Suraj Dahal

When you take the time to really know yourself - know your values, know your beliefs, know what is important to you - you can make the right choice, even when it’s hard.We all have choices. We can choose our direction, every single day.

Stanley Victor Paskavich

Guilt, fear, sin, doubt. Guilt, fear, sin, doubt. Guilt, fear, sin, doubt. That’s what religion is all about.

Hal Tipper

Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…

Adlai E. Stevenson II

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Lawrence Lessig

[I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments.

S.E. Cupp

We have successful, strong-willed, independent women who stand up for conservative, traditional values. Women are leading this movement because they've been raised to be unafraid....I didn't grow up feeling oppressed. I didn't grow up feeling like a victim.

Bryant McGill

In my world, I believe in the great beauties, the highest of which, is love.

Bryant McGill

If you can begin to believe in your own beauty, you can then begin to believe in the beauty of others.

Bryant McGill

Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you.

C.S. Lewis

You can never be really sure of how much you believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you.

Annie Dillard

It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree.

Anthon St. Maarten

There was no need for a term like ‘magical thinking’ in the Golden Age of Man...there was only genuine everyday magic and mysticism. Children were not mocked or scolded in those days for singing to the rain or talking to the wind.

Edmond Mbiaka

In order to live in the reality of your God's given destiny, you must consistently guard your mind against all self-defeating thoughts and beliefs.

César Aira

I had a real life completely separate from beliefs, from the common reality made up of shared beliefs...

Raphael Zernoff

Experiential reality is a pure reflection of your own state of being. You see what you believe. It is that simple.

Bryant McGill

Perception meets you at the intersection of your beliefs and reality.

Bryant McGill

Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves.

A.J. Darkholme

Some only follow the holy man while others only follow the warlord. But the truth is, both sides are within all of us, and if people could only see that, they wouldn't have to wear masks, or pretend to be holy like a holy man, or pretend that nothing can hurt them like a warlord. They could just be themselves, unjudged.

Jay Lake

Some people would rather that you die for their beliefs than that they re-examine those beliefs.

Eckhart Tolle

The more you make your thoughts (beliefs) into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension within yourself.

K. Hari Kumar

I am no Patriot for I try to breathe in with the steadfast belief that my country is the Earth and my religion is Humanism.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking said that his quest is simply "trying to understand the mind of God".

Stephen Lovegrove

A belief is nothing more than a repeated thought which you have chosen to embrace and implement in your life.

Mike Basevic

Are your consistent beliefs serving you or are they holding you back?

Amit Kalantri

Beliefs are stronger than mere ideas, thoughts and notions, be careful about what you believe.

Paul Graham

At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't.

A.J. Darkholme

Perhaps we don’t progress, because there are so many views – so many paths to peace and happiness – that we get hung up on each path’s differences. Trying to sort out right from wrong when the rights mean so much to us that we can’t look at them objectively.

Ashly Lorenzana

Hope is a Heaven to keep you out of Hell. It's hard work believing that it's there.

Usha Cosmico

Death or Samadhi, man's life leads only to the grave. Appreciate your life.

Stefan Molyneux

The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.

W. Somerset Maugham

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

Edmond Mbiaka

It is time for you to change your negative thoughts and beliefs and stop being your worst enemy of progress.

A.J. Darkholme

People are more willing to change based on their perceived insecurities than by an attack on their beliefs.

A.J. Darkholme

What you withhold in this life will be withheld from you in the next.

Julian Houston

People believe what they want to believe. Even if it isn’t true.

Geoff Ryman

Milena found Cilia outside, holding her bamboo box. Milena hugged her. ‘I’m sorry about your shins,’ she said. Milena lifted the lid of the box, and saw it, the precious paper, ruled in staves. People were generous. Milena had never believed that.

Michael Ende

When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.

A.J. Darkholme

When you give people a choice, they believe they have power.

Dave Champion

Once the people have been deluded into believing that speeches and voting are the only acceptable tools by which to affect change in their nation, those who are in control no longer need to worry about any significant challenge to their power.

Jim George

It takes courage to speak up for your beliefs.

Peggy Haymes

If you think something’s too hard, it will be. If you think it’s just not possible or not possible for you, then you’ll probably be right. If you think it can’t be done then you’re not the person to do it. Because you’ll fail.

Christine De Pizan

[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.

Hark Herald Sarmiento

Don't entrust your future on others' hands. Rather make decisions by yourself with the help of God's guidance. Hold your beliefs so tight and never let go of them!

Philip G. Zimbardo

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.

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