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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Andre Dubus III
To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed.
I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.
Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.
Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.
You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised.
There have been so many people who have said to me, 'You can't do that,' but I've had an innate belief that they were wrong. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.
I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.
There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.
A belief in God is vitally important, not just in show business, but stability in life. You know, to recognize deity is the most important thing that you can do. I mean, it comes to the Ten Commandments. They weren't ten suggestions. They were Ten Commandments.
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
Septima Poinsette Clark
I believe in God, which means I am open to some absurd possibilities. But I understand the power of that faith, and I understand the metaphor of that belief.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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