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The domination of western values, beliefs and way of life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
~By Silvia Cartwright ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
~By Jasmine Guy ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
~By Ben Affleck ~


There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs... begins.
~By Isaac Hayes ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs.
~By Christy Turlington ~


Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins.
~By Harry Bridges ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
~By John Dewey ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter.
~By Boris Kodjoe ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
~By Martha Beck ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


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


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


Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs.
~By Joy Page ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along - however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


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 ~


Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
~By Mary Garden ~


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 ~


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


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


God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
~By King Hussein I ~


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 ~


I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
~By George Grosz ~


In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
~By Simone Weil ~


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


You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.
~By Mark Messier ~


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 ~


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 ~


The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
~By Fidel Castro ~


All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
~By William Reddington Hewlett ~


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 ~


The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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


Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
~By Roland Allen ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
~By Tony Robbins ~


I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


Further-more, partisan attachments powerfully shape political perceptions, beliefs and values, and incumbents enjoy advantages well beyond the way in which their districts are configured.
~By Thomas E. Mann ~


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 ~


Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in the national conscience, of all of us.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


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 ~


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


I don't think my spirituality has affected my character. I feel like my character is much more cynical about his beliefs, and I think I have to kind of drop what I believe in order to play him.
~By Jason Ritter ~


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


If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that's where I belong.
~By Shirley Williams ~


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

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