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Believe

Definition: Accept that something is true, especially without proof.
Number of Quotes: 36

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.
Douglas Adams

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.
Douglas Adams

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin P. Adams

He had been kicked in the head by a mule when young, and believed everything he read in the Sunday papers.
George Ade

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.
Louis Agassiz

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.
Cassell's Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

I'm a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.
La La Anthony

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth - hear both sides and believe neither.
Josh Billings

Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
David Boreanaz

When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
G. K. Chesterton

Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
Henry Ford

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

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?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: 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.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

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

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.
Marc Jacobs

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

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

I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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.
John Henry Newman

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

There are only two kinds of men: those righteous who believe themselves sinners; the other sinners who believe themselves righteous.
Blaise Pascal

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
Anita Roddick

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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.
Bertrand Russell

When one does nothing, one believes oneself responsible for everything.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

Hamlet
William Shakespeare

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.
Igor Stravinsky

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.
Sam Walton

I can believe in anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

Where will it all end? Half the world does not believe in God, and the other half does not believe in me.
Oscar Wilde

I believe in my own possibilities, and I feel I can do it all.
Oprah Winfrey

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