Belief Quotes

  • The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.
    Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • The very act of believing creates strength of its own.
    Unknown Source
  • Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.

    Günter Grass


  • We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
    James Baldwin
  • Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.
    James Allen
  • Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults –a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
    Henri Frédéric Amiel
  • If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
    Saint Augustine
  • Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
    Samuel Butler
  • All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.
    Lord Byron
  • The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self.
    Thomas Carlyle

  • Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six possible things before breakfast.

    Lewis Carroll

  • Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds.
    Lord Chesterfield
  • Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
    Montaigne
  • How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?
    Montaigne
  • People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.
    Ovid
  • We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
    Ovid
  • Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
    Thomas Paine
  • Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
    Blaise Pascal

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