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Beliefs Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Beliefs Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Cynical Belief Tradition Religion

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

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

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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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

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

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have convictions. Be friendly.
Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs.
Work as hard as they do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.
- Robert Todd Carroll

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life,
not just your possessions.
When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment
your beliefs and the way you live then,
and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
- Peace Pilgrim

Beliefs have evolved based on survival value.
Certain belief systems have been more conducive than others
to people living long enough to reproduce,
and having a high rate of reproduction.
It's that basic.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I have enjoyed the personal use of money;
but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using
it to advance my beliefs in human relations,
human values.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors
using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs,
unless they're extremely well informed.
- Ralph Fiennes

Once you touch the biographies of human beings,
the notion that political beliefs are logically determined
collapses like a pricked balloon.
- Walter Lippmann

A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their
own spiritual beliefs can come together.
Yoga actually pre-dates religion.
- Christy Turlington

Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private.
- Bill O'Reilly

Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs.
- Christy Turlington

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

Standards of beauty are arbitrary.
Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques
don't match our own beliefs about how we should look.
- Martha Beck

As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify
our State that was made up of so many different climates,
political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
- Lamar Alexander

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

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs,
that's where I belong.
- Shirley Williams

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

You always really have to remain consistent in your beliefs and philosophy.
- Mark Messier

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

But individuals and firms spend an enormous amount
of resources acquiring information,
which affects their beliefs; and actions of others
too affect their beliefs.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs,
but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for
them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
- James Harvey Robinson

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

In fact, the U.S.
military has bent over backwards to respect the religious
beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
- Linda Chavez

That whole environment was just incompatible with my
beliefs and my personality.
It was a dark time for me.
- Zhang Ziyi

Your behavior is based on your beliefs,
and what you do and say, over and over again,
helps develop your habits.
- Darren L. Johnson

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Henry Ellis

The harm which is done by credulity in a man is not
confined to the fostering of a credulous character in others,
and consequent support of false beliefs.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking
must be used to build bridges,
not to create conflicts.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

The domination of western values, beliefs and way of
life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
- Silvia Cartwright

I am much more radical in my beliefs than my products represent me to be.
- Isabella Rossellini

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory
beliefs in one's mind simultaneously,
and accepting both of them.
- George Orwell

There is no exit from the circle of one's beliefs.
- Keith Lehrer

Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs,
color, creed or anything like that.
They just happen, it's human.
- Clancy Brown

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily
a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men
and Christian believers should take respecting them,
and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff.
You must corner the inner facts.
- David Seabury

Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals,
our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
- Aaron Hill

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your
beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs,
that is too bad.
- Hans Eysenck

There is nothing that can help you understand your
beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor.
- Frank Howard Clark

Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton,
today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths,
new beliefs, and new dimensions.
- Albert Claude

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

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

Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.
- Charley Pride

My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious,
etc.
beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
- Ed Case

It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed,
since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold
on to beliefs that don't work.
- Jerry Gillies

Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist
should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and
respect widely held beliefs.
- David Low

We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs,
more courageous in our actions and more determined
to protect our values than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

Those people who want to express their religious beliefs
on public property should enjoy the same rights that
we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
- Ernest Istook

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

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas.
That is probably the only way to achieve a measure
of harmony in one's life.
- Napoleon Hill


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