Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 71.
    Amateurs believe their enthusiasm will suffice.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 72.
    The most effectual way to be deceived is to believe oneself more cunning than one's neighbors.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 128 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 73.
    It was the schoolboy who said, "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar," ch. 12, Following the Equator (1897).)
  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    ... 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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  • 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.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
    (Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), Belgian author. Old Man, in Interior (1894). In this play, the old man is looking in on a family who have yet to discover that one of their number has died.)
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  • 80.
    Believe me, if a man doesn't know death, he doesn't know life.
    (William A. Drake (1900-1965), U.S. screenwriter. Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), Grand Hotel (1932).)
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