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Beliefs Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Beliefs.

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

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

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

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

 

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irrational beliefs are culturally accepted delusions.
- Robert Todd Carroll

We are born believing.
A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts,
wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
- Empedocles

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

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

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others
is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
- Mario Cuomo

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

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

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

The only way to be true to our American tradition is
to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding
religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley

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

For too long, we have focused on our differences -
in our politics and backgrounds,
in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the
unity and pride that binds us together.
- Bob Riley

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

In other times, I could stand here and give this kind
of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party
and that would be enough.
But today that is not enough.
People want more.
- Barbara Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I consider myself a non-denominational Christian.
I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.
- Jensen Ackles

You can't control people.
You must understand them.
You have to know where they're coming from,
their beliefs and values, what turns them off,
what they're against.
- Hayden Fry

I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
- Jasmine Guy

There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out,
are willing to put themselves on the line,
and risk everything for their beliefs.
- Wynton Marsalis

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

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
- Albert Ellis

Choose beliefs that serve your soul -
choose beliefs that serve the grander dream of who you choose to be.
- Joy Page

I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and
be responsible about how we speak out.
- Mary Steenburgen

There is a place in this world for satire,
but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance
and bigotry toward religious beliefs...
begins.
- Isaac Hayes

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

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

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

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

This is a free country, and nobody should be criticized
for their political beliefs.
We're all allowed to have our opinions.
- Shannen Doherty

I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs,
but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
- Amy Lee

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made.
It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
- John Dewey

The outer conditions of a person's life will always
be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
- James Lane Allen

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

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

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

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

Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people.
It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly
etched in the national conscience,
of all of us.
- Barbara Jordan

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

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

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

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs,
and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them,
one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
- James Baldwin


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