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Belief Quotes

These are some of the best 'Belief' quotations and sayings.

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A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believes things, only on the authority of others without other reason, then, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes heresy.

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.

Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.

He that believeth not shall be damned.

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend, must have a very long head or a very short creed.

He who expects men to be always as good as their beliefs, indulges a groundless hope; and he who expects men to be always as bad as their beliefs, vexes himself with a needless fear.

In belief lies the secret of all valuable exertion.

It is a singular fact that many men of action incline to the theory of fatalism, while the greater part of men of thought believe in a divine providence.

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Newton, Pascal, Bossuet, Racine, Fenelon, that is to say some of the most enlightened men on earth, in the most philosophical of all ages, have been believers in Jesus Christ; and the great Conde, when dying, repeated these noble words, "Yes, I shall see God as he is, face to face!"

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe; but such expectations are often inconsistent with the real state of things.

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.

Orthodoxy is my doxy - heterodoxy is another man's doxy.

Remember that what you believe will depend very much upon what you are.

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. - They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.

There are many great truths which we do not deny, and which nevertheless we do not fully believe.

There are three means of believing--by inspiration, by reason, and by custom. Christianity, which is the only rational institution, does yet admit none for its sons who do not believe by inspiration. Nor does it injure reason or custom, or debar them of their proper force; on the contrary, it directs us to open our minds by the proofs of the former, and to confirm our minds by the authority of the latter.

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