Belief Proverbs

Sayings about Beliefs

A vain belief, unprofitable. ~ English Proverbs

The key to all action lies in belief. ~ English Proverb

Blind belief is dangerous. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

Don’t compromise your beliefs for money. ~ Sicilian Proverb

It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish. ~ French Proverb

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

To believe in certainty, we must begin by doubting. ~ Polish Proverbs

Easy to believe in heaven’s law, but so hard to keep. ~ Chinese Proverb

You can worship a sardine’s head if you believe in it. ~ Japanese Proverbs

If a man believes in a stone, that stone will serve him well. ~ Arabian Proverb

Who knows most believes least. ~ Traditional Proverb

Seeing is believing. ~ Traditional Proverb

The man who loves is easy of belief. ~ Italian Proverbs

Quotations about Beliefs

Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are. ~ Claude M. Bristol

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one’s beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses. ~James Baldwin

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us. ~ Mario Cuomo

Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture. ~ William James

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world. ~ Max Born

Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. ~ Sigmund Freud Quotes

Whatever you do, you must remain nimble in your thinking. Do not become so attached to any one belief that you cannot see past it to another possibility. ~ Christopher Paolini

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. ~ David Hume

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. ~ Samuel Butler

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs. ~ Henry Miller

I do not believe in Belief. ~ E.M. Forster

At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Men ascribe a great value in the sight of God to their barren belief. Why are we so anxious that our neighbor should have our faith and not our practice? ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence. ~ Ann Landers

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light. ~ Franz Kafka

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. ~ Seneca

Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do. ~ Les Brown

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never the correctness, of a belief. ~Arthur Schweitzer

They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness. ~ Louise Erdrich

Being alone when one’s belief is firm, is not to be alone. ~ Berthold Auerbach

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. ~ Henry David Thoreau

You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe. ~ Carl Sagan

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. ~ Thomas Fuller

Certain beliefs must accompany every action: One should act without selfishness, cultivate compassion for all living things, and develop respect for others. ~ Bstan-dzin-rgya-mtsho

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular. ~ George Santayana

The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth. ~ Clarence Darrow

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. ~ Walter Bagehot

If enough of us believe, a new thing can be made to exist. Belief structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. ~ Frank Herbert

It is time we recognized that belief is not a private matter; it has never been merely private. In fact, beliefs are scarcely more private than actions are, for every belief is a fount of action in potentia. ~ Sam Harris

As a first approximation, I define “belief” not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject’s investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true. ~ Michel De Certeau

You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief. ~ Marianne Moore

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~ Frank A. Clark

The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief. ~ Thomas Carlyle

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness. ~ James Anthony Froude

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it. ~ William Shenstone

The want of belief is a defect which ought to be concealed where it cannot be overcome. ~ Jonathan Swift

This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. ~ Orson Scott Card

The great desire of this age is for a doctrine which may serve to condense our knowledge, guide our researches, and shape our lives, so that conduct may really be the consequence of belief. ~ George Henry Lewes

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve. ~ Thomas Carlyle

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. ~ José Bergamín

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. ~ Bertrand Russell

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. ~ Edward Abbey

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. ~ John Burroughs

We are what we believe we are. ~ Benjamin N. Cardozo

The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

If you wish to assured of the truth of Christianity, try it. Believe, and if thy belief be right, that insight which gradually transmutes faith into knowledge will be the reward of thy belief. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is easier to believe than to doubt. ~ E.D. Martin

Belief means not wanting to know what is true. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Just because something is unbelievable does not mean you shouldn’t believe it. Put another way, some things are worth believing in whether they’re true or not. ~Jeb Dickerson

Let each man hope and believe what he can. ~ Charles Robert Darwin

Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

One’s belief in truth begins with doubt of all truths one has believed hitherto. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Belief is not a matter of choice, but of conviction. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is. ~ Norman Cousins

Belief is a deception you play upon yourself…. ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

They’re trained to believe, not to know. Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous. ~ Frank Herbert

Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~ Ralph Hodgson

If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little. ~ George Earle Buckle

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

We h ave all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours. ~ James Baldwin

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The more sincere we are in our belief, as a rule, the less demonstrative we are. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. ~ William James

Many people have died for their beliefs. The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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