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In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


The written tone and the spoken tone change and the reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government spreads to the readers and the viewers.
~By Roger Mudd ~


It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.
~By Henry James ~


My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
~By Sue Kelly ~


My faith is very private to me. It plays an important part in my life, but I do not try and throw my beliefs at others. I have tremendous respect for all faiths and beliefs, but have a deep concern that religion and faith are currently a long way apart from each other.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


But individuals and firms spend an enormous amount of resources acquiring information, which affects their beliefs; and actions of others too affect their beliefs.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled.
~By Rex Stout ~


I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
~By Patricia Ireland ~


Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.
~By John Ensign ~


A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact.
~By Naomi Wolf ~


The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs.
~By Lionel Blue ~


It is my belief CAFTA will be beneficial for Alabama and the United States as a whole.
~By Spencer Bachus ~


My childhood beliefs became so much a part of me that even today I find myself automatically living by a personal standard of conduct which can only be explained as resulting from my religious training.
~By Robert Vaughn ~


Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge - a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?'
~By John Tuley ~


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.
~By Max Born ~


At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
~By Howard Dean ~


Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
~By Edward de Bono ~


Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men and Christian believers should take respecting them, and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
~By Asa Gray ~


Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
~By John Dewey ~


If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
~By James Thurber ~


Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New.
~By Benjamin Whichcote ~


It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.
~By Buffalo Bill ~


Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


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


There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
~By Bridget Riley ~


Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
~By George Carlin ~


If our core belief is based on what other people think, then we eventually will allow their opinions to become our reality.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
~By Ernest Istook ~


There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


My belief is that no movie, nothing in life, leaves people neutral. You either leave them up or you leave them down.
~By David Puttnam ~


The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


Religion is the belief in an ever-living God, that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe and holding moral relations with mankind.
~By James Martineau ~


As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief.
~By Gloria Estefan ~


As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
~By Svetlana Alliluyeva ~


Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense.
~By Daryl Hannah ~


Now, it's my belief that Python is a lot easier than to teach to students programming and teach them C or C++ or Java at the same time because all the details of the languages are so much harder. Other scripting languages really don't work very well there either.
~By Guido van Rossum ~


Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.
~By Rick Perry ~


A belief may be larger than a fact.
~By Vannevar Bush ~


All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.
~By Charles W. Eliot ~


Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidiest and most pernicious illusion.
~By Allan Bloom ~


I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.
~By Jensen Ackles ~


The word 'Antichrist', to me, is the collective disbelief in god.
~By Marilyn Manson ~


'Freedom of belief and worship is the most important guarantee of social peace.
~By Ahmet Necdet Sezner ~


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


Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


The same tools that make any writer good, plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.
~By Fred Saberhagen ~


The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.
~By Jerry Gillies ~


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.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.
~By Iain Duncan Smith ~


My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others.
~By Gillian Anderson ~


I had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
~By Robert Redford ~


Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
~By Henry James ~


Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.
~By Horst Koehler ~


I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's really shared passion and belief about this and - saying that some day everybody was going to be on line.
~By Steve Case ~


Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
~By Esther Forbes ~


Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
~By Thomas Wolfe ~


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.
~By Adam Clayton ~


Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
~By James Baldwin ~


Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
~By Henry Miller ~


Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based.
~By Gillian Anderson ~


Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
~By Linda Chavez ~


Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
~By Leo Burnett ~


We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


You can't control people. You must understand them. You have to know where they're coming from, their beliefs and values, what turns them off, what they're against.
~By Hayden Fry ~


Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.
~By Robertson Davies ~


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.
~By Allan Bloom ~


Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
~By Henry Ellis ~


There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured.
~By Brian May ~


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.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
~By Kirstie Alley ~


If a belief is not realized immediately in open deeds, it is stored up for the guidance of the future.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
~By Lillian Smith ~


Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
~By G. B. Trudeau ~


A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
~By Henry Brooks Adams ~


I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
~By Amy Lee ~


That friend a great man's ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects.
~By John Webster ~


The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
~By Audre Lorde ~


An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed by the labours and struggles of our forefathers, which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex circumstances of our life.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
~By Tony Robbins ~


In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
~By William James ~


An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?
~By Dee Hock ~


The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
~By Arthur C. Brooks ~

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