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.
The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
A belief is not true because it is useful.
All money is a matter of belief.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Belief is the death of intelligence
The fact is there is nothing that you can trust; and that is a terrible fact, whether you like it or not. Psychologically there is nothing in the world, that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.
Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.
Nothing seems to me to be rarer today then genuine hypocrisy. I greatly suspect that this plant finds the mild atmosphere of our culture unendurable. Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief one already has.
Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound.
A manís liberties are none the less aggressed upon because those who coerce him do so in the belief that he will be benefited
Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.