I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don't have as many people who believe it.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.
If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.
Intelligence is incapable of believing anything, but it has the potential to know everything. When people admit that they do not know, all beliefs fall apart by themselves and people become more alert to life around them
Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Short + Belief quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.
It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.
Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.
Your intelligence is incapable of believing in anything if you allow it to function
You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.
Believing takes practice.
Belief leads people to accept the most ridiculous things as the absolute truth
If you are looking for solace, you believe. If you are looking for a solution, you seek.
Religion + Belief quotes ⇑Religion Quotes
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
Once you start believing in something which is not yet a reality for you, you are bound to be in conflict with somebody else because somebody else is bound to believe something else
Religious doctrines ... are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.
The hallucinatory religion (of belief in heaven/ hell) has brought some solace within people, but it has not given any liberation
Spiritual process is a seeking. Religion means assuming things that you do not know.
Faith + Belief quotes ⇑Faith Quotes
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
Thought can come to you as simply gossip- It is harmless. Or as an ideology- now it's little strong, or as a philosophy- it's much stronger, the worst form is when it comes to you as the word of God, you cannot deny even the silliest thought. You have lost even the discriminatory process that you cannot even see this is stupid. It's stupid but it's holy
I am not moved by what I see. I am moved only by what I believe.
Faith is realization itself. It harbors no destructive element, as does belief. Belief can be swayed or destroyed by contrary evidence and doubt; but faith is ever secure, because it is direct perception of truth.
So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.
faith cannot be contradicted, for it is the developed expression of the unerring intuition within us, which brings us face to face with theretofore unseen realities. One may thus rightly refer to blind belief, but not blind faith.
All Belief Quotes ⇑
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.
What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.
'What I Know, I know, what I do not know, I do not know', once you come to this sincerely, your knowing will constantly go on expanding on a daily basis, otherwise, the moment you believe, you are stagnant
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.
If you don't give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!
Power resides only where men believe it resides... A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.
It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.
There is no point in making yourself believe everything is going to be all right. In doing your Best, you can leave this world a better place.
Someone else's belief system looks absolutely ridiculous to you, but they are laughing at your belief system too.
No matter how badly you contaminate human beings with belief systems and brainwash them, once their survival is taken care of, they always want to know the nature of their existence, and of everything around them
Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise. Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches.
God is not a reality in your life; it is just a belief. What kind of God you believe in is just what kind of social situations you have been brought up in
Your property, your education, your beliefs, everything will drop when you drop this body. The only thing that goes beyond this body is your awareness
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
When your mind is full of assumptions, conclusions, and beliefs, it has no penetration, it just repeats past impressions
You don't walk blind into situations unless you are a believer, if you are somebody with sense you look around, you will see what is there and what is not there, not just in God, in so many other things
Why are we wasting our time trying to confirm our assumptions? We must enhance our perception, only by perceiving we know, there is no other way.
In any situation, whatever kind of situation you are in, if you realize you do not know, is there much room for conflict, Only when you think that you know, when you do not know and you think that you know, there is room for conflict
If I say something which is not in your present level of experience, what are the option you have? You can believe it or you can disbelieve it. If you believe what I say, have you gotten any closer to reality? Or if you disbelieve what I say, have you gotten any closer to reality?
It doesn't matter which religion, which nonsense you belong to, the moment you get God's stamp on what you believe in, that's it, you don't have to apply your intelligence and see what you are doing with life
In the whole system of yoga - there are no concepts, there're no philosophies, there're no ideologies, there're no belief systems - only methods to enhance your perception because only what you perceive is real, rest is all made up in your head. You are living in a psychological reality, not in an existential reality.
Both atheists & theists are people who neither have the courage nor the commitment to seek what is true. One will believe this way, another will believe that way, because it's convenient. It gives you comfort, it gives you solace.
When you identify yourself with an ideology or a belief system; slowly your brain is turning into a concrete block. Calcification is happening, that's why we call you a bonehead; How efficiently it happens depends on the efficiency of the preacher or the teacher. If he is very efficient, you will be a solid block where nothing goes in, nothing goes out
If you get God's stamp on your philosophy, you don't have to turn back and look, you can just go on doing the same stupid thing endlessly. The moment you get God's stamp on your philosophy you don't have to use your intelligence anymore, you don't have to wonder what nonsense you are doing with your life
If you are a believer, you know your God is waiting for you when you die, why don't you go? why are you delaying your progress towards God by going to hospitals? It is because you are not a true believer
Believing gives you comfort, solace, and a sense of belonging, but there will be no courage and commitment to seek what is true
The only reason why most people have not realized the inner realities is, they believe things that they do not know.
Believing in something that is not in your experience means losing touch with reality
God has not to be earned. He has only to be sought. Meditation is the only way. Beliefs, reading books - these cannot give you realization... Meditation brings proof of the existence of God
People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true.
The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
I never used to believe in fate. I used to think you make your own life and then you call it fate. That's why I call it irony.
You don't believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they're true.
I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in Your Dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?
Refuse to be bound by karma; it is an old superstition of the ignorant to believe you cannot change your destiny.
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.
If the education process is such that there is no imposition of any kind of ideas or beliefs, a child will naturally look inward
The biggest cost of politics is that it can cause you to have comforting, false, and ultimately expensive beliefs about business and science.
If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?
Of many crimes that humans can perpetrate upon each other, the worst of all crimes is Heaven, the very idea that there is a better place than this. To destroy heavens and make this planet a Paradise is Mission One. Let's make it happen
Belief essentially means you have become arrogant, to think that you know the beginning and end of the world, that you know beginning and end just because you know a story
"Just believe everything I tell you, and it will all be very, very simple." "Ah, well, I'm not sure I believe that."
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
There are four principles we need to maintain: First, read the Word of God. Second, consume the Word of God until it consumes you. Third believe the Word of God. Fourth, act on the Word.
Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.
I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business
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.
Hope is not about proving anything. It's about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.
She always wanted to believe in things.