Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 71.
    I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
    (Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. "State of the Union Address, 1966," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (Jan. 16, 1966). An example of a "guns and butter" statement.)
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  • 72.
    ... whoever believes anything esteems that it is a work of charity to persuade another of it.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist and philosopher. "Of Cripples," Complete Essays of Montaigne, trans. by Donald M. Frame (1965).)
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  • 73.
    All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery- ticket up to a passport to Paradise.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 3, entry for Nov. 27, 1813, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1974).)
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  • 74.
    To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
    (Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), French author. the narrator (Ferdinand Bardamu), in Journey to the End of the Night, p. 180 (1932, trans. 1934, repr. 1966).)
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  • 75.
    If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen, it's not worth wasting your time on cinema.
    (Serge Daney (1944-1992), French film critic. Quoted in Sight and Sound (London, July 1992).)
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  • 76.
    The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #4, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 77.
    What do you believe in?—In this, that the weights of all things must be determined anew.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 519, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 269 (1882).)
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  • 78.
    Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
    (Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90.)
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  • 79.
    The German Reich is a Republic, and whoever doesn't believe it gets one in the neck.
    (Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by Eugene Jolas. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 6 (1929).)
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  • 80.
    Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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