Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 1.
    The thing that is most interesting about government servants is that they believe what they are supposed to believe, they really do believe what they are supposed to believe.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.)
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  • 2.
    Believe in affinity, believe in truth. If you do so, the world would believe in you.
    More quotations from: Amulya Sharma
  • 3.
    As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
    (David Jenkins (b. 1925), British ecclesiastic, Bishop of Durham. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Nov. 2, 1988).)
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  • 4.
    I believe. I believe. It's silly, but I believe.
    (George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. Susan (Natalie Wood), Miracle On 34th Street, trying to convince herself that her Christmas wish will come true (1947).)
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  • 5.
    I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).)
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  • 6.
    If a non-believer believes in not believing, then isn't he a believer too?
    (Mann Bhatia)
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  • 7.
    “I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school.”
    More quotations from: Robert Frost
  • 8.
    First we have to believe, and then we believe.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook K," aph. 55, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 9.
    Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, December 4, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 10.
    People willingly believe what they want to believe.
    (Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Gallic War, 3.18.)
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