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To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surmise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more surely. - Lillian Smith

The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome. - Jonathan Swift

I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one. - Isiah Thomas

And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning - Anthony Trollope

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others. - Source Unknown

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me. - F. D. Van Amburgh

What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes. - Timothy Virkkala

You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want. - Marcia Wieder

It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it. - Wally Amos

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? - Dr. Robert Anthony

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. - Walter Bagehot

I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up. - Jim Bakker

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

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. - Joel A. Barker

Once you begin to believe there is help "out there," you will know it to be true. - Saint Bartholomew

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple Black

Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. - Ludwig Borne

If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little. - George Earle Buckle

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Murphy's First Corollary If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire. - Cannon's Law

We are what we believe we are - Benjamin N. Cardozo

You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything. - Curtis Carlson

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve. - Thomas Carlyle

As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true. - Michel De Certeau

We have only to believe. And the more threatening and irreducible reality appears, the more firmly and desperately we must believe. Then, little by little, we shall see the universal horror unbend, and then smile upon us, and then take us in its more than human arms. - Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

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

If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win. - Angel Cordero Jr.

Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is. - Norman Cousins

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. - Dinah Mulock Craik

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. - Demosthenes

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. - Richard M. DeVos

I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. - Mike Ditka

Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems. - George Eliot

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I've done. But I'm telling you honestly that it doesn't surprise me. I knew I could do it. - Patrick Ewing

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. - Henry Ford

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. - Sigmund Freud

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief . - Thomas Fuller

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time. - Lynwood L. Giacomini

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. - Frank Gifford

Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. - Foka Gomez

People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe. - Gutzkow

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. - David Hare

To a very large extent men and women are a product of how they define themselves. As a result of a combination of innate ideas and the intimate influences of the culture and environment we grow up in, we come to have beliefs about the nature of being human. These beliefs penetrate to a very deep level of our psychosomatic systems, our minds and brains, our nervous systems, our endocrine systems, and even our blood and sinews. We act, speak, and think according to these deeply held beliefs and belief systems. - Jeremy W. Hayward

Belief gets in the way of learning. - Robert Heinlein

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

Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible. - H. A. Hodges

As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. - William James

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. - Gerald G. Jampolsky

As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more. - David Jenkins

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light. - Franz Kafka

believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. - Nikos Kazantzakis

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Michael Korda

If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there. - Martin Lawrence

First we have to believe, and then we believe. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind. - John C. Lilly

If you think you can do it, you can. - Eric Lindros

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. - Andrew V. Madson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error. - General Peyton C. March

It is easier to believe than to doubt. - Everett D. Martin

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them. - Peter Mcwilliams

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. - John Stuart Mill

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs. - Henry Miller

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. - Olin Miller

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. - Mike Murdock

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them. - Louis Nizer

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. - Ovid

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times. - Norman Vincent Peale

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ. - William Lyon Phelps

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. - Anthony Robbins

Every dogma has its day. - Abraham Rotstein

My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces. - Wilma Rudolph

What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out. - Bertrand Russell

I believe in using words, not fists... I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. - Susan Sarandon

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible. - Traditional Saying

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success doesn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never -- yes, never -- sell yourself short. - David J. Schwartz

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter. - Martin Seligan

Seeing is not always believing. - Rod Serling 


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