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A collection of motivational quotes and sayings on belief.

Belief Quotes For Those Who Believe They Deserve It

Belief is to give credence, have confidence in someone or accept if something is true without proof. It is said that, ‘what you believe is what you attract.’ The universe loves believers and you can achieve whatever you aim for if you believe in yourself. Belief in yourself, trusting your instincts, being patient, trusting your abilities and having faith are the ingredients to success. The law of attraction states that ‘if you believe in something, it has no choice but to materialize.’ So when you see your faith shaking and the world seems dark just ‘Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.’ We have rounded some thought-provoking and inspiring quotes and sayings shared by eminent personalities, motivational speakers, celebrities, philosophers, artists, writers and extraordinary thinkers that will remind you of what you are capable of achieving if you believe in yourself. Zoom through the compilation of insightful and noteworthy quotes and thoughts that will bring up your spirits at times when you lack self-belief and feel the urge to give up.

Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.

David Foster Wallace

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

Max Lucado

Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood

I'm a strict, strict agnostic. It's very different from a casual, 'I don't know.' It's that you cannot present as knowledge something that is not knowledge. You can present it as faith, you can present it as belief, but you can't present it as fact.

Margaret Atwood

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail.

David Sedaris

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Robert Anton Wilson

The Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II.

Steven Spielberg

The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.

Charles Lamb

A man so painfully in love is capable of self-torture beyond belief.

John Steinbeck

I wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.

Charles Bukowski

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

Woman's degradation is in mans idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency -- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.

Thomas Paine

True faith is belief in the reality of absolute values.

William Ralph Inge

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.

Sigmund Freud

He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief.

Christian Bale

Having lived through the transition from totalitarianism, I am acutely mindful of the need to never take for granted the basic freedoms of thought, expression and belief that democracy brings.

Daisaku Ikeda

Belief gets in the way of learning.

Robert A. Heinlein

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

William James

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.

Marian Anderson

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

George Carlin

I usually save these answers [on the institution of marriage] for my Barbara Walters Special, but she didn't call so I've never been engaged, despite popular belief.

John Krasinski

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.

Sophia Loren

When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.

Pierce Brosnan

Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings.

Joseph Conrad

Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.

Viktor Frankl

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All money is a matter of belief.

Adam Smith

All man are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them

Miyamoto Musashi

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

John Maynard Keynes

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

Richard Dawkins

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.

Sigmund Freud

The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.

Gloria Steinem

I was a little chubby kid that no girls ever talked to. I had little chance of becoming an internationally known rock star. Music was my escape and my belief system.

Andy Biersack

Religious faith, like political belief, should be based on reasoning, on the development of thought and feelings. The two things are inseparable.

Fidel Castro

I couldn't have felt more of lonely desolation somehow, had I been robbed of a belief or had missed my destiny in life...

Joseph Conrad

To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds,

William James

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell

If you want to bring a fundamental change in people's belief and behavior...you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practiced and expressed and nurtured.

Malcolm Gladwell

It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have no doubt about our capabilities.

Narendra Modi

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

Being tolerant does not mean that I share another one's belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another one's right to believe, and obey, his own conscience.

Viktor Frankl

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

And I think belief is one of those things that comes to people in their own way. And just because I believe in something doesn't mean I think that you should.

Arnold Vinick

One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, political, and social belief must exist if conscience and intellect alike are not to be stunted, if there is to be room for healthy growth.

Theodore Roosevelt

In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief.

Christian Bale

But I can't. Need is not quite belief.

Anne Sexton

My father is an atheist. My mother is Buddhist. They encouraged my siblings and me to take the best part of other religions to make our own belief system.

Winona Ryder

We are very defensive, and therefore aggressive, when we hold on to a particular belief, a dogmas, or when we worship our particular nationality, with the rag that is called the flag.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

We are a nation founded as a rebuke to tyranny. A nation of revolutionaries who refused sovereign reign from afar. Hear me - we're a nation that says give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. A nation built on our differences, guided by the belief that we're all created equal.

Michelle Obama

Question: What is the opposite of faith? Not disbelief. Too final, certain, closed. Itself is a kind of belief. Doubt.

Salman Rushdie

Belief creates behaviors.

Neale Donald Walsch

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Andre Dubus

At the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The final belief is to believe in a fiction, which you know to be a fiction, there being nothing else. The exquisite truth is to know that it is a fiction and that you believe in it willingly.

Wallace Stevens

I confused things with their names: that is belief.

Jean-Paul Sartre

No; he could be ruined again and again by hope, but he would never be capable of belief.

Michael Chabon

My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.

Mark Ruffalo

If you believe that life is worth living then your belief will create the fact.

Arthur Miller

And, above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you very much at your own reckoning.

Anthony Trollope

When people change their irrational beliefs to undogmatic flexible preferences, they become less disturbed.

Albert Ellis

I have to build my own boat this time. It's a big sea out there, and I have a pretty small boat. I have a lot of belief in it.

Brian May

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.

Richard Dawkins

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe

Carl Sagan

Words and a book and a belief that the world is words...

David Foster Wallace

Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone's disbelief.

August Wilson

Everyone prefers belief to the exercise of judgement.

Seneca

It seems to me a fundamental dishonesty, and a fundamental treachery to intellectual integrity to hold a belief because you think it's useful and not because you think it's true.

Bertrand Russell

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Alan Watts

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence.

David Foster Wallace

In regard to the philosophers, if they be true philosophers, i.e., lovers of truth, they should not be irritated that the earth moves. Rather, if they realize that they have held a false belief, they should thank those have shown them the truth; and if their opinion stands firm that the earth doesn't move, they will have reason to boast than be angered.

Galileo Galilei

A nation which thinks that it is belief in God and not good law which makes people honest does not seem to me very advanced.

Denis Diderot

The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.

Paramahansa Yogananda

The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well. I don't like to use the word efficiency. It's creativity. It's a belief that every person counts.

Jack Welch

Belief creates the actual fact.

William James

I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal.

Brian May

A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.

David

One should never fall in the belief that you can find someone to pick you up.

Niccolò Machiavelli

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.

Michael Jordan

I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature. I produce my own view in the belief that it may be something like the truth.

William Golding

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Tom Stoppard

Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.

Robert Anton Wilson

I hope I would not be so arrogant as to doubt anyone's religion or belief.

Anthony Hopkins

Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by skeptics.

Bertrand Russell

In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.

Samuel P. Huntington

Our natural tendency is to project onto other people our own belief and value systems, in ways in which we are not even aware.

Robert Greene

Whenever you find yourself getting angry about a difference of opinion, be on your guard; you will probably find, on examination, that your belief is going beyond what the evidence warrants.

Bertrand Russell

It is odd how, when you have a secret belief of your own which you do not wish to acknowledge, the voicing of it by someone else will rouse you to a fury of denial.

Agatha Christie

This thought strengthened in me my belief that all men, without exception, deserve to be pitied, if only because they are alive.

Alberto Moravia

It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.

Eric Hoffer

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.

Harry S. Truman

Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents. Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.

Eric Hoffer

I will simply express my strong belief, that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural philosophy, but in every department of dally life.

Michael Faraday

Question four: What book would you give to every child? Answer: I wouldn't give them a book. Books are part of the problem: this strange belief that a tree has nothing to say until it is murdered, its flesh pulped, and then (human) people stain this flesh with words. I would take children outside and put them face to face with chipmunks, dragonflies, tadpoles, hummingbirds, stones, rivers, trees, crawdads. That said, if you're going to force me to give them a book, it would be The Wind In The Willows, which I hope would remind them to go outside.

Derrick Jensen

Where there is no belief, there is no blasphemy.

Salman Rushdie