My creed is this: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
Believe in something larger than yourself... Get involved in the big ideas of your time.
They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
One of my core beliefs is that belief itself is a choice that can be made of our own free will.
Our beliefs act as lenses. These lenses can help us see things we can’t otherwise see, but they can also block us from seeing parts of reality.
The law of life is the law of belief.
As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.
So let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
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.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
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.
It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief
Beliefs must be lived in for a good while, before they accommodate themselves to the soul's wants, and wear loose enough to be comfortable.
Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.
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The Sun moved around the Earth, which sat upon the back of a tortoise. The power of the divine was vested in kings and queens. Ideas need not be real to shape our lives, for good or for bad. Here we find ourselves, trying to make sense of this vast, confused universe. We observe and explain, but there is no one to check our answers, no sourcebook to consult. We create world-views to explain ourselves to ourselves; some seek answers in elusive objectivity, while others feel with certainty that the answers have come from on high. Our minds demand a reason: for life, for death, for love, for pain. Belief provides us that reason. It clothes us so that we need not stand naked against the terror of the unknown. The power of belief is infinite. It has led us away from ignorance and tyranny. We can choose where it will take us next.