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"Doublethink" means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them
George Orwell
A God who gave his entire time for 40 years to the work of converting three millions of people, and succeeded in getting only two men, and not a single woman, decent enough to enter the promised land? (Num
Robert Green Ingersoll
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
Joseph Addison
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume
Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself
Thomas Carlyle
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 at your own reckoning
Isaac Asimov
As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.
Thomas Carlyle
At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
George Eliot
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man
Thomas Paine
Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.
Lillian Hellman
Belief is always most desired, most pressingly needed where there is a lack of will, for the will, as emotion of command, is the distinguishing characteristic of sovereignty and power. That is to say, the less a person knows how to command, the more urgent is his desire for one who commands, who commands sternly - a God, a prince, a caste, a physician, a confessor, a dogma, a party consciene. From whence perhaps it could be inferred that the two world religions, Buddhism and Christianity, might well have had the cause of their rise, and especially of their rapid extension, in an extraordinary malady of the will.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Belief is the death of intelligence
Robert Anton Wilson
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
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
Charles F. Kettering
Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
Benjamin Franklin
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact
William James
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw
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
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