Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 31.
    Faith therefore is to believe that which you do not see, truth is to see what you have believed.
    (St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. On the Gospel of John, XL, 9.)
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  • 32.
    It is better to be true to what you believe, though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe, even if that belief is correct.
    (Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 15, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902). In a sermon preached to the National Woman Suffrage Association during its twenty-seventh annual convention, held January 31-February 5, 1895, in Atlanta, Georgia.)
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  • 33.
    I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 193 (1951).)
  • 34.
    I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "On Holland," Generally Speaking (1928).)
  • 35.
    To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,—that is genius.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 36.
    There are various, nay, incredible faiths; why should we be alarmed at any of them? What man believes, God believes.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 67, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 37.
    'Do n't believe in miracles, believe in yourself. Believe you are the only person who can do this, Believe that you are Unique before God & God has given you a hidden power, use that to fulfill your dream.'
    (#DREAM)
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  • 38.
    For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.
    (Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), British philosopher, theologian. Proslogion, ch. 1 (c. 1077-1078).)
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  • 39.
    A deep man believes in miracles, waits for them, believes in magic, believes that the orator will decompose his adversary; believes that the evil eye can wither, that the heart's blessing can heal; that love can exalt talent; can overcome all odds.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 40.
    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
    (Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "Woman's Hour," radio broadcast, March 23, 1966. Quoted in "An Eighth Deadly Sin," Muggeridge through the Microphone (1967).)
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