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If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
I don't know what I would have done without believing in God. His support gives me power and energy to continue to be optimistic, to smile, not to be depressed. Sometimes, if things are not going so well, I don't cry. I say maybe it's meant to be.
Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there's something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
I'm absolutely not looking for someone who agrees with me about everything or someone who wants to please me by believing what I believe.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
Henry A. Kissinger
God does not give us salvation because we believe. Our believing is only the normal way of receiving the salvation he freely gives.
Lewis B. Smedes
Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian.
Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved, while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
Edwin Louis Cole
Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition.
Margaret J. Wheatley
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
Ellen G. White
He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
People assume when they come into a church and see a person up there speaking, 'That person must be a good person.' My challenge through the years has been believing that: 'I guess I must be a really good person.' I struggle with it. It just helps me to keep that confessional posture.
Believing that your competition is stronger and better than you pushes you to better yourselves.
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles.
Louis D. Brandeis
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
I have always felt strongly about empowering women. I'm living proof that, with confidence and by believing in yourself, you can accomplish any goal.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
John Henry Newman
Based on the Bible, I believe that all the land animals were made on day six, and Adam and Eve were made on day six, and people try to make fun of us for believing that dinosaurs lived with people, but there are a lot of animals living today that evolution says lived with dinosaurs.
It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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