Quotations About / On: BELIEVE

  • 41.
    It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.
    (Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).)
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  • 42.
    Whoever is still seeking for miracles so that he may believe is himself a wonder, who does not believe while the world around him does.
    (St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. The City of God, XXII, 8.)
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  • 43.
    Faith is believing what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe.
    (St. Augustine (354-430), Roman church father. Sermons, 43, 1.)
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  • 44.
    Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
    (Günther Grass (b. 1927), German author. Television broadcast, Nov. 3, 1992, "Omnibus," BBC.)
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  • 45.
    Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
    (Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 2, ch. 7 (1970). "The Beautiful and the Damned," Tribune (New York, April 2, 1922). review of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "On one page," she elaborated, "I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage.")
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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).)
  • 49.
    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).)
  • 50.
    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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