Quotes About Belief

Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience.  I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
Madeleine L’Engle

Man is what he believes.
Anton Chekhov

We have to believe in free will.  We’ve got no choice.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Samuel Johnson

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
Tallulah Bankhead

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Bolton

Whether you are really right or not doesn’t matter; it’s the belief that counts.
Robertson Davies

If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh I shall see God.
Job 19:25-26

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
Oscar Wilde

Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
Genesis 28:16

I would not say I believe.  I know!  I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
Carl Jung

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

They conquer who believe they can.
John Dryden

I am proud of the revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought...the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but the hands of God.
John F. Kennedy

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw

The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Aldous Huxley

Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Any man’s a crowd who won’t die for what he believes.
Chester Bomar Himes


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