belief quotes - Brian Tracy

Belief Quotes that Inspire

Our beliefs are what make us who we are.  We all believe in something.  Here are over 100 belief quotes:

  • Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. -Norman Vincent Peale
  • Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barriers of system. -Geroge Eliot, Silas Marner
  • Our success is measured by personal beliefs, not by anybody else’s standards or beliefs. -Henry Marsh, The Breakthrough Factor
  • It is easier to believe than to doubt. -E.D. Martin, The Meaning of a Liberal Education
  • As belief shrinks from the world, it is more necessary than ever that someone believe. Wild-eyed men in caves. Nuns in black. Monks who do not speak. We are left to believe. Fools, children. Those who have abandoned belief must still believe in us. They are sure they are right not to believe but they know belief must not fade completely. Hell is when no one believes. -Don Delillo
  • You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • As a man believes, so he will act. -Sam Harris
  • Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. -Felix Cohen
  • I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done. -Ranbir Kapoor
  • The child learns to believe a host of things. I.e. it learns to act according to these beliefs. Bit by bit there forms a system of what is believed, and in that system some things stand unshakeably fast and some are more or less liable to shift. What stands fast does so, not because it is intrinsically obvious or convincing; it is rather held fast by what lies around it. -Ludgig Wittgenstein, On Certainty
  • Many people have died for their beliefs. The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe. -Christopher Paolini, Eragon
  • It is easier to argue that something nobody believes in actually exists than it is to argue that something everybody believes in is unreal. -Samuel R. Delany
  • If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it. -Jesse Jackson, Straight from the Heart
  • The Hell’s Angels try not to do anything halfway, and anyone who deals in extremes is bound to cause trouble, whether he means to or not. This, along with a belief in total retaliation for any offense or insult, is what makes the Hell’s Angels unmanageable for the police and morbidly fascinating to the general public. -Hunter S. Thompson
  • If the sun and moon should doubt, They’d immediately go out. -William Blake
  • Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. -Seneca
  • Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles. -Herbert Agar
  • When our self confidence is low we sometimes tend to believe what others think of us. We do not have the confidence in ourselves to believe otherwise. -Catherine Pulsifer
  • This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. -Orson Scott Card
  • I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom. -Les Brown
  • One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. -Bertrand Russell
  • Don’t feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them. -Catherine Pulsifer
  • It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. -Muhammad Ali
  • I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that’s my belief. I still don’t know what ‘Christian’ means. I’m a follower of Christ, but I keep making a whole bunch of mistakes. And I thank God for forgiveness. -Sherri Shepherd
  • Some things have to be believed to be seen. -Ralph Hodgson, The Skylark and Other Poems
  • When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited. -Brian Tracy
  • 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
  • Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing. -Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners
  • Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. -Samuel Butler, Notebooks
  • If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. -Dale Carnegie
  • We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • A wise man … proportions his belief to the evidence. -David Hume
  • Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. -Lydia M. Child
  • I think that everyone has something about themselves that they feel is their weakness… their ‘disability.’ And I’m certain we all have one, because I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities. -Aimee Mullins
  • A belief is not true because it is useful. -Henri Frederic Amiel
  • If I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence, there may be no great harm done by the mere belief; it may be true after all, or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself credulous. The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery. -William Kingdon Clifford
  • Just because something is unbelievable does not mean you shouldn’t believe it. Put another way, some things are worth believing in whether they’re true or not. -Jeb Dickerson
  • Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. – Edgard Varese
  • One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill
  • A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. -Jose Bergamin
  • A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light. -Franz Kafka
  • Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. -Gail Devers
  • The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the other way round. -Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
  • What the whole community comes to believe in grasps the individual as in a vise. -William James
  • We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • It is time we recognized that belief is not a private matter; it has never been merely private. In fact, beliefs are scarcely more private than actions are, for every belief is a fount of action in potentia. Sam Harris
  • The less depth a belief system has, the greater the fervency with which its adherents embrace it. The most vociferous, the most fanatical are those whose cobbled faith is founded on the shakiest grounds. -Dean Koontz, Forever Odd
  • If we can once believe that success is possible, success becomes possible. -Frank Chapman Sharp
  • Belief was immune to logic; it operated by its own laws. -James Siegel, Detour
  • Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal
  • I do not believe in Belief. -E.M. Forester, What I Believe
  • Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake. -Blaise Pascal
  • The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man’s dedication to world peace… a representation of man’s belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness. -Minoru Yamasaki
  • One must also recognize that two components of the brain are the conscious level and the sub-conscious level – both play a vast part in everything we believe. -Byron Pulsifer
  • Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. -Marsha Sinetar
  • Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never the correctness, of a belief. -Arthur Schweitzer
  • The most violent revolutions in an individual’s beliefs leave most of his old order standing. Time and space, cause and effect, nature and history, and one’s own biography remain untouched. New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions. It marries old opinion to new fact so as ever to show a minimum of jolt, a maximum of continuity. -William James
  • All religious beliefs seem weird to those not brought up in them. -Richard Dawkins
  • When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing. -Antonio Porchia
  • He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. -Thomas Fuller
  • Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. -Laurens van der Post
  • So if you have a dream then just believe that you can achieve it no matter what. Even when you can’t feel deep in your heart any words of encouragement, just believe in your dream and your heart will finally show you the way. -Shuchi Gupta, from Believe in Your Dreams and Yourself!
  • One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. -Joan of Arc
  • I’m pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I’m not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you’re just a human being and one of God’s creatures, you can’t take anything that seriously. -Catherine O’Hara
  • If what we worship fail us, still the fire burns on, and it is much to have believed. -Amy Lowell
  • He who does not know how to believe, should not know. -Antonio Porchia
  • Changing your negative beliefs is the first step in the transformation process that will really make a difference in your life. -Anita Foley, from The Power of PERHAPS
  • If enough of us believe, a new thing can be made to exist. Belief structure creates a filter through which chaos is sifted into order. -Frank Herbert
  • Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy. -Allan Savory
  • If you think you’re a second-class citizen, you are. -Ted Turner
  • Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. Some minds are incapable of skepticism. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Not believing has a sickness which is believing a little. -Antonio Porchian
  • Belief is a deception you play upon yourself…. -Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
  • Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of the venture. -William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. -Henri Poincare, Of Science and Hypotheses
  • Though my sight be lost, I do not yet lose my faith: when I can no longer see, I can still believe. -Ivan Panin, Thoughts
  • Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe. -John Lancaster Spalding
  • Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • The facts of life do not penetrate to the sphere in which our beliefs are cherished; they did not engender those beliefs, and they are powerless to destroy them. -Marcel Proust
  • One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. -Aldous Huxley
  • Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas. -Ray Bradbury
  • Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. -H. L. Mencken
  • By Changing Your Thinking, You change your beliefs… -Author Unknown
  • Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. -James Dean
  • Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views. -Nikolai Gogol
  • The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world. -Max Born
  • Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. -Norman Vincent Peale
  • I’ve caught belief like a disease. I’ve fallen into belief like I fell in love. -Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
  • Believe while others are doubting. -William Arthur Ward
  • My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. -Jada Pinkett Smith
  • It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. -Lin Yutang
  • 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
  • Believing in yourself is not for you; it’s for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now. -Jaye Miller
  • The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. 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
  • Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. -Jean Vanier
  • I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life, people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig deep into that. That has to come from you – nobody’s going to give you that. -Jennifer Lopez
  • The reason man may become the master of his own destiny is because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind. -Napoleon Hill
  • Whatever you do, you must remain nimble in your thinking. Do not become so attached to any one belief that you cannot see past it to another possibility. – Christopher Paolini, Brisingr
  • Contrary to popular belief, I don’t spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I’ve learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that’s what kids are playing. That’s what people are talking about. -Bill Gates
  • Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. -George Carlin
  • If you only believe when it’s easy, you don’t really believe. -Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed. -Friedrich Nietzsche, “Truth Will Have No Other Gods Alongside It”
  • 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. -Gandhi
  • Not… what opinions are held, but… how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, [liberal] opinions are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment. -Bertrand Russell
  • Believe in rewards that await you, believe in the harvest in store. -Wish Belkin
  • Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James
  • What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it. -Ezra Pound
  • The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. -Sam Walton

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