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Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 51.
    Oh, I never use a seat belt. I don't believe in gravity.
    (John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Chrissie (Hollis McClaren), Atlantic City (1981).)
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  • 52.
    Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
  • 53.
    It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
    (Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), British churchman, theologian. sermon, Dec. 11, 1831, Oxford, England. "The Usurpation of Reason," Oxford University Sermons (1843).)
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  • 54.
    In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
    (David Ben Gurion (1886-1973), Israeli statesman. interview on CBS-TV, Oct. 5, 1956.)
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  • 55.
    Even while lying, you'll be believed if you speak with authority.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 86, "Nauka" (1980).)
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  • 56.
    If pimps and thieves everywhere were always punished, honest people would all believe themselves always to be innocent.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 44, Gallimard (1956).)
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  • 57.
    The things that we want we willingly believe, and the things that we think we expect everyone else to think.
    (Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 2. 27.)
  • 58.
    I believe that two and two are four and that four and four are eight.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dom Juan, in Dom Juan, act 3, sc. 1 (1665). Dom Juan responds to the question, "What do you believe in?")
  • 59.
    Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1034.)
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  • 60.
    Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
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