Belief Quotes (152) Spiritual Sayings

===> Belief Quotations. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom

Summary: Definition of belief. Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true. Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses. A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith. The thing believed; the object of belief. A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.



A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking. So as you keep thinking this thought, you keep vibrationally attracting relative to that thought. So you confirm your own beliefs again and again and again and again and again. That’s why someone who believes in cancer can confirm that belief, or someone who believes in robbery can confirm that belief. So everything is a sort of confirmation of belief.
― Abraham-Hicks


We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything.
― Gary Craig


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
― Sophia Loren


You become what you believe – not what you wish or want but what you truly believe. Wherever you are in life, look at your beliefs. They put you there.
― Oprah Winfrey


The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
― Frank Lloyd Wright


“What do you think will be more effective when it comes to succeeding, believing you can or KNOWING you will? Let today be the last day you took timid steps of belief and start taking confident steps of purpose-driven knowing!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


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


Belief creates the actual fact.
― William James


One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
― Joan of Arc


It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
― Mahatma Gandhi


Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
― Isaac Asimov


And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
― Alan Watts


You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
― Deepak Chopra


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
― Joseph Campbell


“Belief, hard work, love–you have those things, you can do anything.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day


“Belief is a beautiful armor, but it makes for the heaviest sword.”
― John Mayer


“I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World: Early Talks Moscow Essentuki Tiflis Berlin London Paris NY Chicago as Recollecte


“Whatever you think you are, you are always bigger than that...”
― Gino Norris


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


What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.
― Ezra Pound


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


In the end you regret less the things you believed that weren't true than the things that never came true because you didn't believe.
― Robert Brault


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


Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
― Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


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


The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


An old belief is like an old shoe.  We so value its comfort that we fail to notice the hole in it.
― Robert Brault


Not... what opinions are held, but... how they are held:  instead of being held dogmatically, [liberal] opinions are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.
― Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, 1950


I respect more the person who struggles with his faith than the person who is confident in his skepticism.
― Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


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


Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
― Laurens van der Post


Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
― Max Lucado


Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
― John F. Kennedy


Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
― Gail Devers


If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
― Denis Waitley


Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
― Lydia M. Child


Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
― Milton Friedman


It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
― Tony Robbins


The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
― William James


Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
― Martin Luther King, Jr.


I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
― Gerry Spence


Belief is the death of intelligence.
― Robert Anton Wilson


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
― Bertrand Russell


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


Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
― Lewis Carroll


Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
― Charles Kettering


Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
― Martin Luther


All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend.
― Jesse Ventura


There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
― Freya Stark


We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.
― Ravi Zacharias


With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
― Georg C. Lichtenberg


The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
― Helen Keller


He who does not know how to believe, should not know.
― Antonio Porchia


When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing.
― Antonio Porchia


Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
Benjamin Franklin


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


Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
― Edith Hamilton


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


Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
― Mark Victor Hansen


We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
― Oliver Wendell Holmes


Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little.
― Antonio Porchia


The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better.
― William P. Leahy


A man lives by believing something.
― Thomas Carlyle


As individuals think and believe, so they are.
― Claude M. Bristol


Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
― Mary Kay Ash


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
― Golda Meir


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


It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
― Eleanor Roosevelt


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
― Eleanor Roosevelt


Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
― Tony Robbins


Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.
― Edgar Allan Poe


Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.
― Richard Bach


And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
― Isaac Asimov


Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
― Richard Bach


Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
― Alexis Carrel


The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
― Joseph Conrad


When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
― Walt Disney


The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
― Richard P. Feynman


Prayer is a thought, a belief, a feeling, arising within the mind of the one praying.
― Ernest Holmes


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


Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
― Thomas Paine


Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
― Peter Ustinov


The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
― Jose Bergamin


Belief gets in the way of learning.
― Robert A. Heinlein


The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself - but that force in not independent of the belief system. Everything begins with belief. What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
― Norman Cousins


It is my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing.
― Winston Churchill


The only way to store information is by agreement. The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind. Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive. Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be. We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
― Miguel Angel Ruiz


Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
― Helen Keller


Anyone can heal who believes that he can and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
― Ernest Holmes


A widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.
― Bertrand Russell


Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation. It is an enlivening, intensely personal core to our being. Our way of being.
― Mary Anne Radmacher


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
― Franklin D. Roosevelt


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
― Golda Meir


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
― Bertrand Russell


Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
― Margaret Atwood


I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
― Rudyard Kipling


Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
― Mahatma Gandhi


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
― Sophia Loren


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
― Nikos Kazantzakis


Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
― Maxwell Maltz


Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
― W. Somerset Maugham


Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
― Miguel de Unamuno


Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
― H. L. Mencken


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


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


Men willingly believe what they wish.
― Julius Caesar


Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
― R. Buckminster Fuller


If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
― W. Somerset Maugham


What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
― John Stuart Mill


Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
― D. Elton Trueblood


What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
― Tony Robbins


You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being - not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money - but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.
― Wayne Dyer


For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
― Stuart Chase


It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
― Mahatma Gandhi


Belief creates the actual fact.
― William James


One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
― John Stuart Mill


I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
― Bertrand Russell


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


The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
― Frank Lloyd Wright


If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
― Mahatma Gandhi


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


In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination
― Mark Twain


Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
― Seneca the Younger


What people believe prevails over the truth.
― Sophocles


The belief in a thing makes it happen.
― Frank Lloyd Wright


Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
― Denis Waitley


Belief fuels our decisions - even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
― Mary Anne Radmacher


Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
― Jean Vanier


All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.
― Charles William Eliot


There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
― Richard Rorty


The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
― Jean Rostand


When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
― Bertrand Russell


Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
― Antoine de Saint-Exupery


The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
― Jessica Savitch


If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
― James Thurber


You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
― Harry S. Truman


My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself.
― Dionne Warwick


In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
― Simone Weil


Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.
― Philip Zimbardo


Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.' I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!
― Lewis Carroll


Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable, and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man's purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel wherever he goes. He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it in the coming life. We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how to worship the holy and eternal spirit and seek the hidden secrets within ourselves from the beauty of life.
― Khalil Gibran


Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
― Bernard Berenson


The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
― Michael Polanyi


Any belief worth having must survive doubt
― George Bernard Shaw


All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief.
― Tony Robbins


The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more.
― Elia Kazan


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