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Quotes And Sayings About Beliefs

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We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
~By James Baldwin ~


My core beliefs revolve around the idea that we should live to the best of our abilities-we should live and let live.
~By Enya ~


While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR's values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended.
~By Ron Schiller ~


Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
~By David Seabury ~


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 ~


Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
~By Guy Debord ~


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 ~


I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and be responsible about how we speak out.
~By Mary Steenburgen ~


The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
~By Mario Cuomo ~


We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect... but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.
~By Aaron Siskind ~


There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories, and more are held as ascertained facts, and as the basis of philosophical inferences which strike at the root of theistic beliefs.
~By Asa Gray ~


Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
~By Bryan Magee ~


If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.
~By Alfred A. Montapert ~


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 ~


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 ~


The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex.
~By John Osborne ~


Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
~By William James ~


I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
~By Pete Seeger ~


Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


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 ~


I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values.
~By Winthrop Rockefeller ~


I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
~By Marsha Sinetar ~


The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism. But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don't believe in anything.
~By Pat Robertson ~


It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations.
~By Mac Thornberry ~


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 ~


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 ~


My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
~By Ed Case ~


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


There is no exit from the circle of one's beliefs.
~By Keith Lehrer ~


Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and respect widely held beliefs.
~By David Low ~


There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
~By Rudy Giuliani ~


Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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 curious to reflect, for example, upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone, one of the oldest and most universal beliefs, the origin of which, however far back we penetrate into the records of the past, we do not probably trace its real source.
~By Frederick Soddy ~


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


For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together.
~By Bob Riley ~


Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human.
~By Clancy Brown ~


That whole environment was just incompatible with my beliefs and my personality. It was a dark time for me.
~By Zhang Ziyi ~


To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


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 ~


What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.
~By Henry Miller ~


This is a free country, and nobody should be criticized for their political beliefs. We're all allowed to have our opinions.
~By Shannen Doherty ~


Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
~By Bradley Whitford ~


While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs, I have been surrounded by nothing but support.
~By Clay Aiken ~


Other people's beliefs may be myths, but not mine.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.
~By Bill Richardson ~


The mind can assert anything and pretend it has proved it. My beliefs I test on my body, on my intuitional consciousness, and when I get a response there, then I accept.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
~By David Horowitz ~


The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.
~By John Keegan ~


There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private.
~By Bill O'Reilly ~


I am much more radical in my beliefs than my products represent me to be.
~By Isabella Rossellini ~


Choose beliefs that serve your soul - choose beliefs that serve the grander dream of who you choose to be.
~By Joy Page ~


My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold.
~By Ed Miliband ~


Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed.
~By Morris Raphael Cohen ~


I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
~By George Orwell ~


As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify our State that was made up of so many different climates, political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
~By Lamar Alexander ~


A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion.
~By Christy Turlington ~


Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
~By Sri Chinmoy ~


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


My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.
~By Joey Skaggs ~


Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
~By Richard Dawkins ~


If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
~By William Lyon Phelps ~


There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out, are willing to put themselves on the line, and risk everything for their beliefs.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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 ~


I have personal beliefs and they are sometimes reflected in the movies I make, but I also reflect other points of view.
~By Tim Robbins ~


It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


And I think the rolling polls put more pressure on them to sustain their beliefs and to improve their delivery of the policy and their delivery of the ideas so that they can garner support for whatever principle they're articulating.
~By Jim Bolger ~


The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
~By Patricia Ireland ~


We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


As a captain, I think it's important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad.
~By Mark Messier ~


Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
~By Marlene Dietrich ~


Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton, today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths, new beliefs, and new dimensions.
~By Albert Claude ~


One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.
~By Idries Shah ~


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 ~


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 ~


Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
~By Richard Bach ~


I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations.
~By Chad Hugo ~


In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
~By Peace Pilgrim ~


One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre.
~By David Soul ~


Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.
~By Charley Pride ~


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 ~


Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
~By Empedocles ~


Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
~By Albert Ellis ~


If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad.
~By Hans Eysenck ~


The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
~By James Lane Allen ~


The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


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


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.
~By Michael Ende ~


I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22, 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had, because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to become supporters of the war.
~By Douglass North ~


A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

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