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Positive Quotes about Beliefs

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What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Cynical Belief Tradition Religion

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

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

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

I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

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

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

Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.
- Robert Todd Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

It's not the events of our lives that shape us,
but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
- Tony Robbins

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.
- Bob Riley

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

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.
- Rowan D. Williams

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

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

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.
- Isaac Hayes

The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives,
feelings, beliefs, the better.
- William P. Leahy

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

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.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking
must be used to build bridges,
not to create conflicts.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

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.
- Lamar Alexander

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few
is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
- John Stuart Mill

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.
- James Baldwin

Your behavior is based on your beliefs,
and what you do and say, over and over again,
helps develop your habits.
- Darren L. Johnson

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.
- Tony Robbins

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.
- Barbara Jordan

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

Beliefs have evolved based on survival value.
Certain belief systems have been more conducive than others
to people living long enough to reproduce,
and having a high rate of reproduction.
It's that basic.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for
them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
- James Harvey Robinson

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

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

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.
- Asa Gray

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

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

I am proud to be an American, and proud that such beliefs
are at the core of our country and its citizens.
- John Linder

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

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

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.
- Ben Affleck

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals,
our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
- Aaron Hill

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to
agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
- Bryant H. McGill

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.
- Hayden Fry

Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands
of years will be questioned as never before.
- Carol P. Christ

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

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

The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not
confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others,
and consequent support of false beliefs.
- William Kingdon Clifford

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.
- Barbara Jordan

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

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily
a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn


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