Belief Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old belief quotes, belief sayings, and belief proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The belief that others think they are right doesn't mean that they are. Steven Redhead
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe. John Lancaster Spalding
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Thomas Fuller
Never believe anything that requires you to hate people who do not believe it. Robert Brault
A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence. David Hume
You don't believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they're true. Veronica Roth
Beliefs create reality. Melody Beattie
One person with a belief is equal to ninety nine who have only interests. John Stuart Mill
A widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible. Bertrand Russell
There can be no merit in believing something which you can neither explain nor understand. John Lubbock
Everything is possible for him who believes. unknown
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James
It is one thing to believe and another to know. Abhijit Naskar
Whatever you believe is true is true even if it is not true. Saji Ijiyemi
He who believes needs no explanation. Euripides
Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are. Noah Porter
The more we justify our beliefs, the more narrow-minded we become. Lin Yutang
Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. Richard Bach
If you want to know what your true beliefs are, take a look at your actions. Robert Anthony
All beliefs and belief systems boil down to having faith in something we would like to believe to be the truth. Neville Berkowitz
Man is what he believes. Anton Chekhov
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. Mahatma Gandhi
He who does not know how to believe, should not know. Antonio Porchia
I ask you to believe nothing that you cannot verify for yourself. G.I. Gurdjieff
When you believe it, you've created it, whatever it is. Bangambiki Habyarimana
Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices. Roy T. Bennett
Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. Sigmund Freud
ur beliefs on you. It's always you who in the last instance can permit a belief to be true for you or not! Marc Reklau
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. Seneca
Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. Roy T. Bennett
A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind. Elly Roselle
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. Jose Bergamin
Men freely believe that which they desire. Julius Caesar
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas. Ray Bradbury
First we have to believe, and then we believe. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
You will only rise to the level of your belief. Catrice M. Jackson
An old belief is like an old shoe. We so value its comfort that we fail to notice the hole in it. Robert Brault
As a man believes, so he will act. Sam Harris
Belief is a beautiful armor, but it makes for the heaviest sword. John Mayer
In the end you regret less the things you believed that weren't true than the things that never came true because you didn't believe. Robert Brault
Belief is the wound that knowledge heals. Ursula K. Le Guin
It's what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are. Karen Marie Moning
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. Felix Cohen
Belief gets in the way of learning. Robert A. Heinlein
Belief is the death of intelligence. Robert Anton Wilson
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. Walt Disney
Belief creates the actual fact. William James
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Ambrose Bierce
If what we worship fail us, still the fire burns on, and it is much to have believed. Amy Lowell
Believe in something larger than yourself to get involved in some of the big ideas of our time. Barbara Bush
Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernard Berenson
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect, my travels were very useful to me. Bertrand Russell
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell
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
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. Charles Kettering
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
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. Denis Waitley
To believe is to be happy; to doubt is to be wretched. To believe is to be strong. Doubt cramps energy. Belief is power. Only so far as a man believes strongly, mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth the doing. Frederick William Robertson
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
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness. James Anthony Froude
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative. John Burroughs
The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. John Dewey
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. John F. Kennedy
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. Lydia M. Child
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. Max Lucado
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Milton Friedman
It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics. Paul Wellstone
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Philip K. Dick
Do continue to believe that with your feeling and with your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate in yourself this belief, the more will reality and world go forth from it. Rainer Maria Rilke
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. Richard Dawkins
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. Richard Dawkins
I believe that there is an explanation for everything, so, yes, I believe in miracles. Robert Breault
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. Septima Poinsette Clark
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. Sophia Loren
The environment you fashion out of your thoughts, your beliefs, your ideals, your philosophy is the only climate you will ever live in. The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen Covey
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. Tony Robbins
A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions. William Kingdon Clifford