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1. “Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

2. “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

3. “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”

Tags : Belief Integrity Misattributed To Malcolm X Misattributed To Rosa Parks

4. “I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

Tags : Belief
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : American Gods

5. “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

Tags : Belief Death Ideals Martyr Truth
Author : Oscar Wilde

6. “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”

Tags : Belief Real Life Reality
Source : I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

7. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

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Author : J.M. Barrie
Source : Peter Pan

8. “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Tags : Belief Experience Faith Judging From Experience Religion Unseen

9. “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”

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10. “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”

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11. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”

Tags : Belief Bravery Courage Depression Eating Exercise Food Future Life Living Love Loved Ones Medication Memories Reason Strength
Source : The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

12. “If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”

Tags : Belief Believe Despise Expression Freedom Freedom Of Expression
Author : Noam Chomsky


Tags : Belief Justice Lies Mercy Truth
Source : Hogfather

14. “A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”

Tags : Belief Delusions Faith Insanity

15. “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?”

Tags : Belief Change Faith Life Magic Universe
Author : Diane Duane
Source : So You Want to Be a Wizard

16. “Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.”

Tags : Attitudes Belief Confidence Failure Self Confidence Success
Author : Coco Chanel
Source : Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women

17. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”

Tags : Belief Life And Death Truth
Author : C.S. Lewis

18. “If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?”

Tags : Belief
Author : Yann Martel
Source : Life of Pi

19. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

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20. “You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.”

Tags : Belief
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : Stardust

21. “You don’t believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they’re true.”

Tags : Belief Truth
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Allegiant

22. “Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”

Tags : Absurdity Belief Credulity Doubt Evidence Gullibility Humor Indoctrination Invisible Reason Skepticism
Author : George Carlin

23. “It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.”

Tags : Belief Chance Chaos Coincidence
Author : John Green
Source : Will Grayson, Will Grayson

24. “belief is the death of intelligence.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Faith Intelligence Metaphysics Philosophy Religion
Source : Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

25. “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”

Tags : Action Belief Faith
Author : Mitch Albom
Source : Have a Little Faith: a True Story

26. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

Tags : Action Belief Faith Follow Your Bliss Life

27. “Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

Tags : Belief Faith

28. “Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Blind Blind Faith Christian Faith Christian Miracle Doubt Eternity Intoxication Meaning Meaning Of Life Miracle Origin Purpose Reason Religious Faith Resurrection Resurrection Of Jesus Sin Thoughts
Source : Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

29. “I don't accept the currently fashionable assertion that any view is automatically as worthy of respect as any equal and opposite view. My view is that the moon is made of rock. If someone says to me 'Well, you haven't been there, have you? You haven't seen it for yourself, so my view that it is made of Norwegian Beaver Cheese is equally valid' - then I can't even be bothered to argue. There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Burden Of Proof Explanation Humor Interview Science
Author : Douglas Adams

30. “I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.”

Tags : Babylon Belief Burden Of Proof Christian God Egyptian Fiction Gods Hypothesis Knowledge Olympus Probability Proof Rational Reason Santa Satan Superstition
Source : Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

31. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

32. “Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.”

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33. “It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

Tags : Belief Compassion Empathy Generosity Humility Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Joy Kindness Life Life Quotes Living Love Mind Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Peace Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Thoughts
Source : The Light in the Heart

34. “Destiny is real. And she's not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you're naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn't know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it's the most beautiful thing.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Belief Belief Quotes Destiny Happiness Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Life And Living Life Experience Living Spirit Truth
Author : C. JoyBell C.

35. “In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!”

Tags : Belief Bravery Chance Chances Courage Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Life Living Second Chance Second Chances Taking Chances
Author : C. JoyBell C.

36. “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”

Tags : Belief Beliefs Believe Courage Courage Quotes Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life Quotes Living Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking
Source : The Light in the Heart

37. “I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”

Tags : Belief Believe Mistake Recovery Responsibility Responsible Role Model Young Youth
Author : Ann Richards

38. “You know," he said, "every time a vampire says he doesn't believe in lycanthropes, a werewolf bursts into flames.”

Tags : Belief Vampires Werewolves
Source : New Amsterdam

39. “These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness”

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Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Children of Dune

40. “Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.”

Tags : Belief Bible Bitter Childish Childish Beliefs Guide Guides Home Ignorance Ignore Imagine Invade Leaders Library Resentment School Science The Bible Thought Uneducated Unimaginative Unthinking Writing
Author : Isaac Asimov
Source : The Roving Mind

41. “Not all can believe anything they want to, because not all have the ability to believe.”

Tags : Ability Belief Chance Gift Life Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

42. “And this shows that sometimes people want to be stupid and they do not want to know the truth.”

Tags : Belief Intelligence Stupidity Truth
Author : Mark Haddon
Source : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

43. “When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me-it still sometimes happens-and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again. Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don't ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is. We never trivialized the meaning of death by pretending it was anything other than a final parting. Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous-not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance. . . . That pure chance could be so generous and so kind. . . . That we could find each other, as Carl wrote so beautifully in Cosmos, you know, in the vastness of space and the immensity of time. . . . That we could be together for twenty years. That is something which sustains me and it’s much more meaningful. . . . The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don't think I'll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful.”

Tags : Afterlife Ann Druyan Atheism Belief Carl Sagan Cosmos Love Sagan Superstition True Love
Author : Ann Druyan

44. “Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”

Tags : Advice Belief Internet Net Paradox Scepticism
Author : Douglas Adams

45. “She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Scepticism Skepticism

46. “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Deism Religion Scepticism

47. “And here is the point, about myself and my co-thinkers. Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Faith Principles Reason Religion Scepticism Science
Source : God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

48. “Does a man of sense run after every silly tale of hobgoblins or fairies, and canvass particularly the evidence? I never knew anyone, that examined and deliberated about nonsense who did not believe it before the end of his enquiries.”

Tags : Belief Enquiry Evidence Fairy Tales Nonsense Rationality Reason Scepticism Skepticism Superstition
Author : David Hume
Source : Letters of David Hume 2 vols

49. “We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.”

Tags : Agnosticism Atheism Belief Ethics Faith Humanism Religion Spirituality
Author : Sam Harris

50. “Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong.""But the Almighty determines what is right!""Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.”

Tags : Altruism Belief Ethics Heart Humanism Morality Punishment Religion Retribution Right Wrong
Source : The Way of Kings

51. “It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.”

Tags : Belief Bible Cruel Cruelty Murder Rapine The Bible
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : The Age of Reason

52. “In the world of dogma, you become free the day you decide to go to hell.”

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53. “Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”

Tags : Belief Gods Ideas
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : American Gods

54. “Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”

Tags : Art Battle Belief Conversation Creativity Expression Opinions Self Expression Speech Speechless
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

55. “I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?”

Tags : Agenda Apologetics Atrocities Belief Bias Biases Blame Confusion Crime Denial Dream Free Will God Hypocrisy Imprisonment Mother Rhetorical Scrutiny Self Interest Skepticism Son Uncertainty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

56. “If 'seeing is believing' what happened to taste, touch, sound and smell ? Did our creator really intend to favour sight over the other senses ? I don't believe so.”

Tags : Finely Tuned Senses Hearing Human Humanity Insightful Insights Instincts Nostrils Olfactory Sensors Perceive Perception Philosophy Of Life Questions And Answers Quotes Scents Sentience Sixth Sense Smelling Taste Test The Senses Tongue Wise Words
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

57. “I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.”

Tags : Agnostic Atheism Atheist Belief Emotion Humanist Interview Knowledge Reason Religion Respect Science
Author : Isaac Asimov

58. “When confronted by a ‘believer’ it is easy for me to contrast the views of the skeptic with those of the rationalist. I simply reach into my pocket and pull out my change.Holding a quarter aloft, I say, ‘This is a most remarkable coin, for it is heavier than all the sins of humanity committed since the beginning of the human race.’I then hold up a nickel and say, ‘This coin is even more amazing, as it is brighter and shinier than the flames that proceeded from the Burning Bush discovered on Mt. Sinai by Moses.’Then I raise a penny and state, ‘This portrait of President Lincoln is more realistic and true-to-life than any portrait of Satan ever painted.’And finally, I hold out a bright, shiny dime and say, ‘And this dime is the most amazing of all because it is heavier and contains more precious metals than all the gold bricks in the streets of Heaven.’I end with ‘Give to Caesar what is his, and hold the rest of it dear—for it is all you see and touch—and the Christian god can take care of all his things, for they amount to less than this 41 cents I hold here in my hand.”

Tags : Belief Heaven Rationality Religion

59. “She was reflecting back on a truth she had learned over the years: that people heard what they wanted to hear, saw what they wanted, believed what they wanted.”

Tags : Belief Foolishness Psychology Truth
Source : The Bodies Left Behind

60. “The highest court is in the end one’s own conscience and conviction—that goes for you and for Einstein and every other physicist—and before any science there is first of all belief.”

Tags : Albert Einstein Belief Conscience Conviction Einstein Physics Science
Author : Max Planck
Source : The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

61. “Some people will tell you werewolves can only shapechange under a full moon, but people also say there's no such things as ghosts.”

Tags : Belief Ghosts Werewolves
Source : Moon Called

62. “When you look at what C.S. Lewis is saying, his message is so anti-life, so cruel, so unjust. The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt. At one point, the old professor says, ‘It’s all in Plato’ — meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second-rate copy of something much better. I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife.[The New York Times interview, 2000]”

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63. “The moment when someone attaches you to a philosophy or a movement, then they assign all the baggage and all the rest of the philosophy that goes with it to you. And when you want to have a conversation, they will assert that they already know everything important there is to know about you because of that association. And that's not the way to have a conversation.”

Tags : Belief Labels Movements Philosophy Religion

64. “Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaAdherent:Someone who will believe anything except what he should.”

Tags : Belief Conditioning Institutions Mulla Do Piaza Society Sufis Sufism Wisdom
Author : Idries Shah
Source : Caravan of Dreams

65. “Nobody wants to look like a fool. Nine times out of ten, thatreason alone keeps people from allowing themselves to believe.”

Tags : Appearances Belief Faith
Author : Darynda Jones
Source : First Grave on the Right

66. “Live the Life of Your DreamsWhen you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”

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Source : The Light in the Heart

67. “When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”

Tags : Achievement Act Action Being Positive Belief Believe In Yourself Doing Dreams Hard Work Inspiration Inspirational Life Live Living Living Life Mistakes Obstacles Optimism Perseverance Positive Positive Life Positive Thinking Self Belief Setbacks Startup
Author : Roy Bennett

68. “Of course you don't believe in fairies. You're fifteen. You think I believed in fairies at fifteen? Took me until I was at least a hundred and forty. Hundred and fifty, maybe. Anyway, he wasn't a fairy. He was a librarian. All right?”

Tags : Belief Fairies Faith Magic Stories
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections

69. “The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

70. “To believers, the bible is a holy book, to unbelievers, it is a story book.”

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71. “If we believe that god is the creator of evil, maybe there is evil also in heaven, if that is the case, we are not out of the woods yet”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

72. “Stop blaming evil on the Devil, blame it on the Creator of everything, if you don't understand, ask Him or at least hope that someday He will reveal it to you”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

73. “Good gods are scarce because the majority of gods are created by evil men”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

74. “Life is like butter - when things cool down it can be reshaped”

Tags : Accomplishment Art Belief Best Confidence Experience Faith Fitting In Inspirational Integrity Life Light Magination Mistakes Peace Perception Pessimism Planning Strength Those Who Matter Wisdom
Source : Alan Sheinwald is Building a Perfect Home

75. “What I'd like to read is a scientific review, by a scientific psychologist--if any exists--of 'A Scientific Man and the Bible'. By what route do otherwise sane men come to believe such palpable nonsense? How is it possible for a human brain to be divided into two insulated halves, one functioning normally, naturally and even brilliantly, and the other capable only of such ghastly balderdash which issues from the minds of Baptist evangelists? Such balderdash takes various forms, but it is at its worst when it is religious. Why should this be so? What is there in religion that completely flabbergasts the wits of those who believe in it? I see no logical necessity for that flabbergasting. Religion, after all, is nothing but an hypothesis framed to account for what is evidentially unaccounted for. In other fields such hypotheses are common, and yet they do no apparent damage to those who incline to them. But in the religious field they quickly rush the believer to the intellectual Bad Lands. He not only becomes anaesthetic to objective fact; he becomes a violent enemy of objective fact. It annoys and irritates him. He sweeps it away as something somehow evil...”

Tags : Badlands Balderdash Baptist Baptists Belief Brain Damage Enemy Evangelicals Evangelists Evidence Facts Hypothesis Necessity Psychologist Psychology Religious Sanity Science Scientific Superstition Superstitious Unknown
Author : H.L. Mencken
Source : American Mercury

76. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”

Tags : Accusations Allies Belief Connection Doubt Enemies Fake Friends Friend Friendships Friendships And Love Innocence Love Love And Friendship Misunderstood Opposition Relationship Suspicion Trusting Truth Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

77. “Faith means I chose not to know, which is different than ignorance which refuses to know.”

Tags : Belief Choice Choose Choosing Faith God Ignorance Ignorant Jaded Know Knowing Refusal Refuse Stubborn Trust Trusting Unbelief

78. “Believing in or trusting fate is akin to gambling.”

Tags : Belief Believing Believe Fate Trusting
Source : Life Is Simply A Game

79. “One of the most important components in building a foundation of trust is to do what we say we will do, especially when reinforcing our commitments with a promise.”

Tags : Belief Build Commitment Component Foundation Honesty Important Promise Trust Trusting Truth Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

80. “No one can destroy the love God has for you. When you abide in truth, you also abide in love. And truth is evidence of love. Nothing can destroy the power of trusting and loving unconditionally.”

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81. “The more you believe, the more you'll be leaving you, when what you believed turns out to be just lies. Or unjust lies. Or any lies, anyway.”

Tags : Advice Belief Beliefs Believing Cheating Justice Leaving Lies Losing Lying Nothing Trust Trusting Unjust
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

82. “Awe-inspiring God.Amazing God.Awesome God.Almighty God.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

83. “People are invariably surprised to hear me say I am both an atheist and an agnostic, as if this somehow weakens my certainty. I usually reply with a question like, 'Well, are you a Republican or an American?' The two words serve different concepts and are not mutually exclusive. Agnosticism addresses knowledge; atheism addresses belief. The agnostic says, 'I don't have a knowledge that God exists.' The atheist says, 'I don't have a belief that God exists.' You can say both things at the same time. Some agnostics are atheistic and some are theistic.”

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Author : Dan Barker
Source : Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists

84. “Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you.”

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Author : Amit Ray
Source : Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

85. “Hold fast to the promises of God. And mediate on it day and night.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

86. “In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.”

Tags : Assurance Belief Certainty Degrees Doubt Evidence Facts Proportion Reason Reasoning Science Skepticism Wisdom
Author : David Hume
Source : An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

87. “The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.”

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Source : Marriage and Morals

88. “Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.”

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Source : The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

89. “...What I have denied and what my reason compels me to deny, is the existence of a Being throned above us as a god, directing our mundane affairs in detail, regarding us as individuals, punishing us, rewarding us as human judges might.When the churches learn to take this rational view of things, when they become true schools of ethics and stop teaching fables, they will be more effective than they are to-day... If they would turn all that ability to teaching this one thing – the fact that honesty is best, that selfishness and lies of any sort must surely fail to produce happiness – they would accomplish actual things. Religious faiths and creeds have greatly hampered our development. They have absorbed and wasted some fine intellects. That creeds are getting to be less and less important to the average mind with every passing year is a good sign, I think, although I do not wish to talk about what is commonly called theology.The criticisms which have been hurled at me have not worried me. A man cannot control his beliefs. If he is honest in his frank expression of them, that is all that can in justice be required of him. Professor Thomson and a thousand others do not in the least agree with me. His criticism of me, as I read it, charged that because I doubted the soul’s immortality, or ‘personality,’ as he called it, my mind must be abnormal, ‘pathological,’ in other, words, diseased... I try to say exactly what I honestly believe to be the truth, and more than that no man can do. I honestly believe that creedists have built up a mighty structure of inaccuracy, based, curiously, on those fundamental truths which I, with every honest man, must not alone admit but earnestly acclaim.I have been working on the same lines for many years. I have tried to go as far as possible toward the bottom of each subject I have studied. I have not reached my conclusions through study of traditions; I have reached them through the study of hard fact. I cannot see that unproved theories or sentiment should be permitted to have influence in the building of conviction upon matters so important. Science proves its theories or it rejects them. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. I earnestly believe that I am right; I cannot help believing as I do... I cannot accept as final any theory which is not provable. The theories of the theologians cannot be proved. Proof, proof! That is what I always have been after; that is what my mind requires before it can accept a theory as fact. Some things are provable, some things disprovable, some things are doubtful. All the problems which perplex us, now, will, soon or late, be solved, and solved beyond a question through scientific investigation. The thing which most impresses me about theology is that it does not seem to be investigating. It seems to be asserting, merely, without actual study....Moral teaching is the thing we need most in this world, and many of these men could be great moral teachers if they would but give their whole time to it, and to scientific search for the rock-bottom truth, instead of wasting it upon expounding theories of theology which are not in the first place firmly based. What we need is search for fundamentals, not reiteration of traditions born in days when men knew even less than we do now.[Columbian Magazine interview]”

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90. “...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian....By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.”

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Source : The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

91. “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.”

Tags : Belief Evidence Observation Science
Author : Isaac Asimov
Source : The Roving Mind

92. “Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence.”

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93. “Look, Aerin, preparation is only half the challenge of winning a debate.”“And the other half?”He had her now. “You have to choose the right side.”“Your side, you mean.” She bristled.“No, the losing side.”“What?”“Always choose the weaker side.”“Why would I do that?” Doubt edged her voice, but now she was sitting erect, her feet flat on the floor.“Because then you have further to go to prove your case.” He eased the feet of his chair down. “In a debate, there are two sides. If both make a good argument, then the less popular side wins because that side had further to go to prove its point. Simple logistics.”“If you don’t care which side wins.” She frowned.“It’s a debate. It doesn’t matter which side wins.”“You mean it doesn’t matter to you.” The tone in her voice unsettled him. Or maybe it was the fact that that her criticism disturbed him at all.“It’s a class,” he said. “The point is to flesh out the different sides of an argument.”“And you don’t care if the truth gets lost in the shuffle. Don’t you believe in anything?!”

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Source : Academy 7

94. “Nightmares are seldom a foreshadowing of real events, but always a showing of real fears.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

95. “Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.”

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Author : W.C. Fields

96. “Stress is a dragon.Believe in it and you’re toast.Slay your stress.”

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97. “Believe what you like, but don't believe everything you read without questioning it.”

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Source : Questionable Creatures: A Bestiary

98. “What the pundits call wishy-washiness, the Bible calls repentance.”

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Author : David Dark

99. “Give me something to worship; whatever.” Cries the human soul”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

100. “ I ask you that marriage be kept holy. Marriage should be between man and woman, man with man, woman with woman, man with whatever thing or things he likes and woman with whatever things he likes. Those in love should respect and love each other so that god can be honored in all things. I understand that among you there are those who love strife, who despise the marriage between a man and a man and woman with a woman or man or woman with whatever things they like. Now as before, I urge you to respect everyone's choice, respect everyone's sexual orientation for god is a god of freedom not a god of bondage, remember you are not saved by who you marry or by what you marry but by the grace of our lord.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

101. “Every word that comes after "And the Lord told me. . . “is a pious lie”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

102. “Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

103. “If you believe that God is good and that He loves you without regard to whom you are or what you do, you will worship Him wholeheartedly. You will praise him with thanksgiving. If you believe He is angry against you, you will come to him with fear and trying to appease his anger. And you don't know when His anger will be over. Such a god keeps you in a perpetual psychological anguish. That is the typical kind of god we usually worship. That is the typical god approved by authority.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

104. “Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

105. “Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

106. “Once you believe that god is not a private property of anybody, you are on your way to becoming a new messiah. Maybe your own if not the world's”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

107. “You take away my golden dreams and my visions of paradise, in its place you wake me up and hand me your reasons and facts and crude reality. You have ruined my life. If I commit murder or hang myself, let the god I used to pray to repay you in full.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

108. “The eyes of god are upon you, I mean the eyes of society. We are prisoners of societies in which we live”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

109. “Theology is like assuming that there is a black cat in a dark room where in fact there is no black cat, and endeavoring to study the cat's properties and how it may have evolved from its ancestors.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

110. “Can really anybody put his hand on his heart and profess to know beyond doubt what happens on the other side of this life?”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

111. “Much terror in religion is not the will of god, it is created by power hungry clerics who thirst for absolute power and claim it for god. God does not seek power, he is already powerful.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

112. “Why do religious believers hate unbelievers? The feel threatened by them, they feel besieged by them. Religions consider themselves as separate tribes in their own rights and feel like unbelievers will one day overrun their strongholds”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

113. “Some people are so stiff and inhumane as the dogma's they believe in”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

114. “Science cannot disprove god. Science studies the things that are. The eternal question is who or what made them to be”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

115. “It's utter arrogance to think that we can know what god ought to be or do. If we don't understand we must continue our search or recognize our ignorance”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

116. “Why doesn't the pope convert to Calvinism? Why doesn't the Dalai Lama, convert to Christianity, why doesn't Billy Graham convert to Islam, Why doesn't the Ayatollahs convert to Buddhism, Why isn't Buddhism swept away? Religious leaders know that all religions are equal; they know that no one of them has the monopoly to the knowledge of God. They know that each religion is trying to find the hidden God and that no one religion can claim to have found him beyond doubt. That's why they remain where they are and respect each other.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

117. “God has not yet revealed himself to no one in no unclear terms. Religions are attempts to find him; on that level they are all equal”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

118. “What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

119. “It's true not because it's beyond doubt, but because we believe it to be true. We make it true. We are safe as long as no one can disprove us”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

120. “There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

121. “We need an anthropomorphous god, a god with human features in order to relate to him, but we don't want to make him evil like us, so we create the devil and make him responsible for all the evil in the world, leaving our god completely holy and blameless”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

122. “No one knows what god thinks of anything. He only knows and no one can claim to penetrate into his mysteries. Those who do that are liars and must be avoided at all costs”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

123. “I believe despite my doubts, belief gives me power reason takes away”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

124. “Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!”

Tags : Agree Belief Believe Carry Critic Criticise Critics Detractors Enemies Fail Failure Faith Food For Thought Hard Insults Israelmore Ayivor Lower Negative Negative People Prepare Push Push Hard Silence Weight You Can Do It
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

125. “Illusion is so fragile; it rarely survive questions.”

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126. “Am eager to make more mistakes in order to succeed.”

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127. “One of the leading causes of obesity is the misbelief that, when it comes to juice, ‘100%’ means ‘sugar-free.”

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128. “The fall of the nation, there is no;Faithfulness, Kindness and Knowledge of God in your sacred land.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

129. “Peace and gladness in every home is a peace for the society, nation and the world.”

Tags : Advice Africa Belief Christian Cultural Differences Cultural Diversity Ghana Home Human Rights Humanity And Society Inspiration Inspiring Lessons Learnt Life Life Lessons Mankind Peace Peace Of Mind Philosophy Of Life Religion Society Wisdom
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

130. “The glorious presence of God is with us. Let us rise in mighty strength to build the nation.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

131. “You are surrounded by endless possibilities with your potential being the sum total of your beliefs.”

Tags : Belief Beliefs Endless Possibilities Potential Surround
Source : Life Is Simply A Game

132. “Hope is a belief in a better tomorrow.,”

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133. “Believing is seeing" is much more effective for me than the old notion that seeing is believing.”

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Author : Harmon Okinyo

134. “He had met this sort of white man before, earnest and believing what came out of their mouths. The veracity of their words was another matter, but at least they believed them. The southern white man was spat from the loins of the devil and there was no way to forecast his next evil act.”

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Source : The Underground Railroad

135. “The wolf Lupa had told him that mortal minds could believe just about anything—except the truth.”

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Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Son of Neptune

136. “A spiritual realm is more obedient than a temporal one. In a spiritual realm, people obey the Supreme Being through his priests; in a temporal realm people don't obey wholeheartedly as they distrust their corrupt officials.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

137. “No holy book is more inspired than the other. They are all inspired according to their gods.”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

138. “Anyone can write a holy book, if he feels god is calling him to do so”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

139. “One man's faith is considered idolatry by another”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

140. “Apologetics=faith is weak, lets defend it”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

141. “Religion should teach about hope to come for all, not terror for some”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

142. “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

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Author : H.L. Mencken
Source : Notes on Democracy

143. “Why should I have to hide the fact that I don't believe there’s a supreme being? There’s no proof of it. There’s no harm in saying you’re an atheist. It doesn't mean you treat people any differently. I live by the Golden Rule to do unto others, as you'd want to be treated.I just simply don't believe in religion, and I don’t believe necessarily that there’s a supreme being that watches over all of us. I follow the teachings of George Carlin. George said he worshipped the sun. He was a fellow atheist. I’m in good company … Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Charles Darwin. It’s not like I’m not with good company and intelligent people. There have been some good, intelligent atheists who have lived in the world.”

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Author : Jesse Ventura

144. “Perhaps the only way for a husband to know the true mind graph of his wife is to make her laugh wildly or annoy her enough deeply; else she can hide many secrets from him all throughout her life.”

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Author : Anuj Somany

145. “Nothing will shake a man-or at any rate a man like me-out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself.”

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Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

146. “If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”

Tags : Arguing Belief Controversial Controversy Debating Difference Difference Of Opinion Effectiveness Hate Love Make A Difference Opinion Opinions People Politics Protesting Rebel Rebellion Religion
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

147. “So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.”

Tags : Belief Charlotte Eriksson Don T Give Up Dreams Fighting Follow Your Dreams Goals Growing Up Independent Artist Inspiration Motivating Motivation Music Not Giving Up Rejection Self Development Self Discovery Self Growth Singer Songwriter The Glass Child Unstoppable

148. “This world can be quite wonderful once you let yourself be a part of it. It’s on your side, you know?”

Tags : Band Belief Happy Hope Life Musician Singer Songwriter Wonderful World Writer Your Side
Source : Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

149. “They all believed in him because of the authenticity of his musical talent and his faith in it.”

Tags : Authentic Authenticity Belief Believe Faith Music Musician Musicians One Bucket Of Tears Skill Talent Talented
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : One Bucket of Tears

150. “I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”

Tags : Belief Democracy Democrats Economy Government Liberalism Liberals Politics Society
Author : Paul Krugman

151. “The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”

Tags : Activism Belief Integrity Social Justice
Author : Marcus Garvey

152. “Trust, no amount of efforts in terms of a hard work will ever work to produce the desired results unless and until it is coupled with a good luck.”

Tags : Behaviour Belief Client Destiny Empowerment Factual Ground Situation Inspirational Quotes Labour Leadership Quote Lifestyle Originality Pains Sanity Truth Of Life Working Style
Author : Anuj Somany

153. “The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. It has been the most dishonourable belief against the character of the divinity, the most destructive to morality, and the peace and happiness of man, that ever was propagated since man began to exist. It is better, far better, that we admitted, if it were possible, a thousand devils to roam at large, and to preach publicly the doctrine of devils, if there were any such, than that we permitted one such impostor and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God in his mouth, and have credit among us.Whence arose all the horrid assassinations of whole nations of men, women, and infants, with which the Bible is filled; and the bloody persecutions, and tortures unto death and religious wars, that since that time have laid Europe in blood and ashes; whence arose they, but from this impious thing called revealed religion, and this monstrous belief that God has spoken to man? The lies of the Bible have been the cause of the one, and the lies of the Testament of the other.”

Tags : Affliction Ashes Belief Blood Cruelty Dishonourable Impostor Joshua Lies Morality Origin Peace Revelation Testament Torture Wickedness Word Of God
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : The Age of Reason

154. “In my client who had confessed her “alien abduction” experience, an alter had been instructed that if she began to remember the ritual abuse she was to remember the alien abduction, so that nobody would believe her account of the ritual abuse. This program did not work with us, but you can imagine the larger consequences of such a ruse.p55”

Tags : Alien Abduction Aliens Belief Deception Denial Disbelief Disbelief In Self Dissociative Identity Disorder False Memories False Memory Hoax Lies Misinformation Multiple Personality Disorder Ritual Abuse Ruse Satanic Ritual Abuse Screen Memories Screen Memory Setup Trauma Memory Trickery Tricks Truth
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

155. “After reading Burgum, [Patricia Highsmith] wrote in her cahier that, like Kafka, she felt she was a pessimist, unable to formulate a system in which an individual could believe in God, government or self. Again like Kafka, she looked into the great abyss which separated the spiritual and the material and saw the terrifying emptiness, the hollowness, at the heart of every man, a sense of alienation she felt compelled to explore in her fiction. As her next hero, she would take an architect, 'a young man whose authority is art and therefore himself,' who when he murders, 'feels no guilt or even fear when he thinks of legal retribution'. The more she read of Kafka the more she felt afraid as she came to realise, 'I am so similar to him.”

Tags : Abyss Alienation Art Authority Autism Belief Emptiness Explore Fear Fiction Gog Government Guilt Heart Hollowness Individual Kafka Material Murder Pessimism Pessimist Spiritual System Terrifying
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

156. “Your belief is the operating system on which your life runs.”

Tags : Belief Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha Inspirational Motivational Quote System Wisdom

157. “When reading the history of the Jewish people, of their flight from slavery to death, of their exchange of tyrants, I must confess that my sympathies are all aroused in their behalf. They were cheated, deceived and abused. Their god was quick-tempered unreasonable, cruel, revengeful and dishonest. He was always promising but never performed. He wasted time in ceremony and childish detail, and in the exaggeration of what he had done. It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god. He had solemnly promised the Jews that he would take them from Egypt to a land flowing with milk and honey. He had led them to believe that in a little while their troubles would be over, and that they would soon in the land of Canaan, surrounded by their wives and little ones, forget the stripes and tears of Egypt. After promising the poor wanderers again and again that he would lead them in safety to the promised land of joy and plenty, this God, forgetting every promise, said to the wretches in his power:—'Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness and your children shall wander until your carcasses be wasted.' This curse was the conclusion of the whole matter. Into this dust of death and night faded all the promises of God. Into this rottenness of wandering despair fell all the dreams of liberty and home. Millions of corpses were left to rot in the desert, and each one certified to the dishonesty of Jehovah. I cannot believe these things. They are so cruel and heartless, that my blood is chilled and my sense of justice shocked. A book that is equally abhorrent to my head and heart, cannot be accepted as a revelation from God.When we think of the poor Jews, destroyed, murdered, bitten by serpents, visited by plagues, decimated by famine, butchered by each, other, swallowed by the earth, frightened, cursed, starved, deceived, robbed and outraged, how thankful we should be that we are not the chosen people of God. No wonder that they longed for the slavery of Egypt, and remembered with sorrow the unhappy day when they exchanged masters. Compared with Jehovah, Pharaoh was a benefactor, and the tyranny of Egypt was freedom to those who suffered the liberty of God.While reading the Pentateuch, I am filled with indignation, pity and horror. Nothing can be sadder than the history of the starved and frightened wretches who wandered over the desolate crags and sands of wilderness and desert, the prey of famine, sword, and plague. Ignorant and superstitious to the last degree, governed by falsehood, plundered by hypocrisy, they were the sport of priests, and the food of fear. God was their greatest enemy, and death their only friend.It is impossible to conceive of a more thoroughly despicable, hateful, and arrogant being, than the Jewish god. He is without a redeeming feature. In the mythology of the world he has no parallel. He, only, is never touched by agony and tears. He delights only in blood and pain. Human affections are naught to him. He cares neither for love nor music, beauty nor joy. A false friend, an unjust judge, a braggart, hypocrite, and tyrant, sincere in hatred, jealous, vain, and revengeful, false in promise, honest in curse, suspicious, ignorant, and changeable, infamous and hideous:—such is the God of the Pentateuch.”

Tags : Benefactor Death Exchange Friend Heartless Hideous Ignorant Jews Murder Promise Reading Robbed Safety Starved Superstitious Tyrants Vain
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

158. “It was not Christianity which freed the slave: Christianity accepted slavery; Christian ministers defended it; Christian merchants trafficked in human flesh and blood, and drew their profits from the unspeakable horrors of the middle passage. Christian slaveholders treated their slaves as they did the cattle in their fields: they worked them, scourged them, mated them , parted them, and sold them at will. Abolition came with the decline in religious belief, and largely through the efforts of those who were denounced as heretics.”

Tags : Abolition Belief Christianity Freedom Heretics Horror Ministers Profit Religion Slaveholders Slavery

159. “With drug use related harms, explanatory models are often presented as predictive tools, even though they ‘are [rarely if ever] predictive of consequent behavior’ or outcomes. Hence, we feel confident in asserting at outset, that prohibition based approaches in drug policy lack a sound basis in empirical research (despite sounding logical, i.e. remove drugs or the means of their production and less drugs will be available to users, thus minimising or eliminating harm), and are not animated by well-defined goals, goals that are not only consistent with the ethical and humanitarian aims of public health policy in general, but also with the fundamental principles of democracy) such as empowering or enabling those best placed to act, but by beliefs, assumptions, hypotheses and expectations.”

Tags : Belief Democracy Drug Policy Drugs Ethics Explanatory Model Harm Humanitarian Policy Predictive Prohibition Public Health

160. “I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.[Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001]”

Tags : Basis Beauty Belief Book Books Children S Books Offense Paraphrased Philip Pullman Plot Value Wisdom Young Adult

161. “What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.”

Tags : Belief Discovery Knowledge

162. “It appears now to be universally admitted that, before the exile, the Israelites had no belief in rewards and punishments after death, nor in anything similar to the Christian heaven and hell; but our story proves that it would be an error to suppose that they did not believe in the continuance of individual existence after death by a ghostly simulacrum of life. Nay, I think it would be very hard to produce conclusive evidence that they disbelieved in immortality; for I am not aware that there is anything to show that they thought the existence of the souls of the dead in Sheol ever came to an end. But they do not seem to have conceived that the condition of the souls in Sheol was in any way affected by their conduct in life. If there was immortality, there was no state of retribution in their theology. Samuel expects Saul and his sons to come to him in Sheol.”

Tags : Anthropology Belief Error Evidence Heaven Hell Israelites Proof Punishment Reward Samuel Saul Science Sheol Simulacrum
Source : The Evolution Of Theology: An Anthropological Study

163. “All religions are good except when they try to resist nature.”

Tags : Coexist Control Dogma Dogmatism Faith Falsehood Feminism Firm Formless Harmony Life Metaphysics Nature Non Resistance Philosophy Religion Religion And Children Resist Resistance Rhetorical Questions Strong Truth Women Women And Religion

164. “Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. It was even beginning to believe things they'd have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City.”

Tags : Belief Humor Mormonism Religion Robot
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

165. “One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: "This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me.”

Tags : Belief Cell Crisis Death Prison Revelation Stuck In A Rut Suicide
Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Blue Octavo Notebooks

166. “Government as we now know it in the USA and other economically advanced countries is so manifestly horrifying, so corrupt, counterproductive, and outright vicious, that one might well wonder how it continues to enjoy so much popular legitimacy and to be perceived so widely as not only tolerable but indispensable. The answer, in overwhelming part, may be reduced to a two-part formula: bribes and bamboozlement (classically "bread and circuses"). Under the former rubric falls the vast array of government "benefits" and goodies of all sorts, from corporate subsidies and privileges to professional grants and contracts to welfare payments and health care for low-income people and other members of the lumpenproletariat. Under the latter rubric fall such measures as the government schools, the government's lapdog news media, and the government's collaboration with the producers of professional sporting events and Hollywood films. Seen as a semi-integrated whole, these measures give current governments a strong hold on the public's allegiance and instill in the masses and the elites alike a deep fear of anything that seriously threatens the status quo.”

Tags : Anarchy Austrian School Of Economics Belief Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Communi Democracy Empire Free Markets Irrational Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Markets Peace Prosperity Self Ownership Slavery Statism Subjugation Superstition Totalitarianism Trade Voluntaryism
Author : Robert Higgs

167. “Bethune was a communist and an atheist with a healthy contempt for his evangelical father.”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Belief Biography Communist Contempt Doctor Evangelical Mobile Blood Transfusion
Author : Larry Hannant
Source : The Politics Of Passion: Norman Bethune's Writing And Art

168. “The sacred-time determines the due events.”

Tags : Answered Prayers Belief Childbirth Hope Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Prayer Pregnancy Sacred Spiritual Wisdom Time
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

169. “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”

Tags : Achievement Aims Belief Desires Goals Inspirational Motivational Self Confidence Self Trust

170. “Always have faith in yourself and the universe, for one will not get you anywhere without the other. Both must be equally strong to reach your desires, for they are the wings that will lift you to your dreams.”

Tags : Belief Bravery Courage In Life Desires Doubt Dreams Faith Fear Fearlessness Self Doubt Strength Universe Wings Yourself
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

171. “You might say “no, you will never do that, that’s not you, not who I know, not who I thought you were”, and I will say "watch me".”

Tags : Belief Determination Doubt Fate Fight Fighter Goal Inspiration Inspiring Motivation Music No Poetry Prove Them Wrong Running Songwriter Strong Stronger The Glass Child Watch Me Writer Yes Young Youth

172. “I will admit that we as young rebels always wanted fundamentalists to understand our take on their religion, but rarely, if ever, the other way around. The fundamentalists are the real artists. If you saw only a masterpiece of an original painting and someone threw a splash of red across it saying that their version is better, you would be offended too.”

Tags : Apologetics Art Artist Belief Christianity Conflict Conservative Creativity Defense Denominations Disagreement Doctrine Fundamentalist Heresy Maturity New Old Opinions Orthodoxy Rebel Rebellion Religion Spirituality Tradition Understanding Young
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

173. “Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”

Tags : Belief Development Evolution Intelligence Misattributed To Einstein New Ideas Open Mindedness Thought
Source : Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

174. “Belief is not subject to the will. Men think as they must. Children do not, and cannot, believe exactly as they were taught. They are not exactly like their parents. They differ in temperament, in experience, in capacity, in surroundings. And so there is a continual, though almost imperceptible change. There is development, conscious and unconscious growth, and by comparing long periods of time we find that the old has been almost abandoned, almost lost in the new.”

Tags : Belief Change Determinism Development Growth Selflessness Think Will
Source : Superstition and Other Essays

175. “It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.”

Tags : Argument Belief Monster Opinion Philosophy
Author : Voltaire

176. “I have hopein who I am becoming.I have belief in every scar and disgraceful wordI have ever spokenor been toldbecause it is still teaching meand I have hope in who I am becoming.They say it takes 756 days to run to someone you loveand they also say that the only romance worth fighting foris the one with yourselfand I know by nowthat they say a lot of things,people talking everywherewithout saying a word,but if it took me all those years to learn myselfor teach myselfhow to look into the mirrorwithout breaking itI know for a fact that it was a fight worth fighting.I stood up for my own head and so did my heartand we are coming to terms with ourselves.Shaking hands, saying ”let’s make this workfor we have places to goand people to seeand we will need each other”So I have hopein who I am becoming.It’s Julyand I have hope in who I am becoming.”

Tags : Becoming Been Told Fight Future Growing Growing Up Heart Hope Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Learn Literature Litquote Love On Life People Romance Scar Spoken Summer The Glass Child Ugly Writer Writing

177. “Wisdom is the remnant of being aware (being conscious)”

Tags : Care Causation Certainty Creation Myth Creation Of Life Creed Death Free Will Generosity Honest Ignorance Investigate Lost Minds Naturalism New Persuasion Reason Revelation Superstition Taught The Flood Theism Think

178. “Sometimes we want to believe something so badly that we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of.”

Tags : Advantage Allow Belief Believe Con Conned Ourselves Take Taken Advantage Of Trust
Source : Doomsday Diaries III: Luke the Protector

179. “Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”

Tags : Cynic Deceit Faith Fear Fearful Happiness Heart Humility Innocence Judgment Love Optimist Positive Psychology Pure Heart Reliability Selflessness Suspicion Trustful Trustworthiness Understanding Vulnerability Zeal
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

180. “A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the moon is made of green cheese. Some still do, to this day. The man on the moon is looking down and laughing.”

Tags : Belief Beliefs Believe Cheese Flat Flat Earth Green Cheese Imaginary Laughing Man Man In The Moon Moon Real World
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

181. “A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment...For imagination sets the goal ‘picture’ which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ‘will,’ as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.”

Tags : Action Belief Determination Faith Goals Imagination Imagine Performance Resolution Resolve Visualize Visualizing Will
Author : Maxwell Maltz
Source : New Psycho-Cybernetics

182. “It is hard to imagine the things you have never seen.”

Tags : Belief Believe Dream Dreaming Dreams Imagination Imagine Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Middle Grade Series Young Adult Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Series
Source : All the Worlds of Men

183. “We no longer believe because it is absurd: it is absurd because we must believe.”

Tags : Absurdity Belief Life
Source : Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

184. “We are God’s inheritance by grace.”

Tags : Belief Christian Life Destiny Faith Fulfilling Your Potential Gods Grace Gods Power Inspirational Life Inspiring Words Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Motivational Purposeful Living Spiritual Wisdom Wise Sayings
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

185. “Mithorden said it well," she said finally. "It's worshipping death. They say they follow light. But, in the end, they're really following desolation, division, the end of things. You should hear their prophecies -- war, destruction, only special chosen people are spared." She felt sad and angry. Worse, she wondered to what ends people who believed these things would go to assert their views.”

Tags : Belief Death Faith Prophecy Religion The End
Author : Robert Fanney

186. “Death would not surprise us as often as it does, if we let go of the misbelief that newborns are less mortal than the elderly.”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorist Children Dead Fallacies Fallacy Funeral Gone Too Soon Humour Kids Misbelief Misconceptions Old Old Age Philosopher Quotations Stoicism Tomb Unprepared

187. “I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.”

Tags : Arrogance Atheism Belief Fantasy God Humility Inspirational Modesty Power Religion Respect
Source : The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

188. “Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.”

Tags : Affirmations Belief Belief Quotes Beliefs Faith Faithlessness Hope Inner Guidance Inner Voice Intuition Intuitive Soul

189. “I wrote a "holy book" as a fun way to test if I could and see if people could believe in it, before long people told me they were seeing visions of the gods and afterlife I had described. People had really strong faith in the scriptures I had written. Of course I insisted they were inspired. And they believed it. You can't imagine how gullible people can be”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Argument Atheist Quotes Believer Doubtfulness Doubting Mind Existence Existentialism Faith In God Faith Reason Gods Gullible Quotes Heaven Holy Scripture Honesty Integrity Words Hope Hopeful And Encouraging Hoping Inspiration Inspire Integrity Quotes Materialism Naivety Religion Spirituality Religion Vs Science Religious Revelation Of Self Secular Ethics
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

190. “All religions are "revealed" and "inspired". After all nothing happens without the "will" of god.”

Tags : Agnostic Quotes Atheism Quotes Atheist Arguments Despair Hope Faith Quotes Fear Of God God Heaven And Hell Heaven On Earth Heaven Quotes Heavenly Rewards Honesty From Within Honesty Integrity Hope Quotes Hopelessness Inspiration Morality Paradise Religion Vs Science Revealed Revelation Quotes Sincerity Spirituality Vs Religion Unbelieve Quotes
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

191. “You can't have it both ways. Either you believe in my god or you go to hell”

Tags : Afterlife Atheism Quotes Atheist Claims Atheists Belief In God Beliefs Quotes Believer Despair And Attitude Doubters Existentialism Faith Reason Faith Vs Reason False God Habyarimana Bangambiki Heaven And Hell Honesty Integrity Words Integrity Paradise Religion And Philoshophy Spirituality Quotes Unbelief Unbelievers
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

192. “He is an atheist anyone who does not believe in my god and the wrath of god is upon him; I am in my right to meet that wrath on him," thunders the fanatic”

Tags : Agnostic Atheism Agnosticism Atheism Quotes Atheist Claims Atheist Club Doubters Doubtful Doubting Mind Doubts Existence Faith Quotes Faith Reason Faith Vs Reason Faithfulness Heaven On Earth Honesty From Within Honesty Integrity Words Honesty Quotes Hope Quotes Hopeful And Encouraging Hopelessness Lose Hope Naturalism Self Respect Spirituality Vs Religion Unbeliever
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

193. “All atheists will go to heaven. If god exists, not believing in him does not take him away and he cannot justly condemn those who seek him earnestly and cannot find him. He would even reward their earnest search for him.”

Tags : Afterlife Agnostic Atheism Atheism Defined Atheist Claims Believer Doubt Doubts Ethics Existence Existentialism Faith Vs Reason False God Heavenly Heavenly Father Hope Quotes Hopeful And Encouraging Meaning Of Life Paradise Paradise Quotes Spirituality Vs Religion Unbelief Unbelieve Quotes
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

194. “I prefer a world with many beliefs and religions.It stimulates my faith to keep growing day by day.”

Tags : Belief Faith Grow Religion Stimulation
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

195. “You belong to the saved souls.”

Tags : Belief Christian Faith Forgive Yourself Forgiveness Life Mercy Religion Save From Sin Souls Spiritual You
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

196. “You ought to forgive.”

Tags : Belief Believe In God Christian Despair Disappointment Forgive Forgive Yourself Forgiveness Happy Soul Hopeful Inspirational Life Joyful Living Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Praying Purposeful Living Religion Self Love Spiritual Sayings
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

197. “You speak rather poorly of God when praising Him, or when wanting to praise Him, only during that which you perceive to be your highest of moments. That is many a reason behind unbelief altogether: the failed attempt to control God, to lower His standards to one's own level of understanding in doubt of His foresight and omniscience, His goodness and power. He wants to know if you are faithful enough to praise Him even when, to you, all seems lost.”

Tags : Adversity Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Belief Character Faith Foresight God Goodness Grateful Hope Hopelessness Lack Of Faith Life Omniscience Pain Power Praise Suffering Thankful Theism Unbelief Worship
Author : Criss Jami

198. “Believe in your future and your future will believe inyou.”

Tags : Attitudes Being Yourself Belief Boldness Confidence Dance Dancing Fitting In Future Getting Older Go Against The Grain Inspiration Journey Of Life Lessons Lessons Learned Life Lessons Living Life On Your Own Terms Loving Yourself Non Conformity Overcoming Adversity Self Esteem Or Lack Thereof Standing Out Taking Chances Uniqueness
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

199. “Humanity does not suffer from the disease of wrong beliefs but humanity suffers from the contagious nature of the lack of belief. If you have no magic with you it is not because magic does not exist but it is because you do not believe in it. Even if the sun shines brightly upon your skin every day, if you do not believe in the sunlight, the sunlight for you does not exist.”

Tags : Belief Belief Quotes Beliefs Believing Disbelief Existence Of Magic Humanity Inspirational Living Inspirational Quotes Life Life And Living Living Life Magic Reality Suffering Of Humanity Sun Sunlight Truth Unreality
Author : C. JoyBell C.

200. “If we don't fight for what we 'stand for' with our passionate words and honest actions, do we really 'stand' for anything?”

Tags : Actions Inspirational Action Actions Over Words Actions Speak Louder Than Words Belief Belief In Humanity Belief In Self Belief Quotes Character Conviction Conviction And Attitude Fighting Battles Passion Passion For Life Passionate Passionate Life Passionate Living Stand Up Standards
Source : Black and White