He had been kicked in the head by a mule when young, and believed everything he read in the Sunday papers.
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.
There are three statements that you should never believe: (1)A cheque is in the post; (2)I am from the Government and I am here to help you; (3)Of course, darling, I will still respect you in the morning.
I'm a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth - hear both sides and believe neither.
Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding,Joseph exclaimed.
If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?
There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
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.
I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is,Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Faith is not a conclusion from premisses, but the result of an act of the will, following on the conviction that to believe is a duty.
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
When one does nothing, one believes oneself responsible for everything.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
One's belief that one is sincere is not so dangerous as one's conviction that one is right. We all feel we are right; but we felt the same twenty years ago and today we know we weren't always right.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
I can believe in anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Where will it all end? Half the world does not believe in God, and the other half does not believe in me.
I believe in my own possibilities, and I feel I can do it all.