Proverbs and quotes about faith, belief, and believing something.

Faith - Believing that lighting a candle will support your belief.
Faith – Believing that lighting a candle will support your belief.

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A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
José Bergamín

A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.
Robert G. Ingersoll

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
David Hume

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
J.M. Barrie
Source: Peter Pan

An optimist is one who believes that a fly is looking for a way to get out.

At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.
Gore Vidal

Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe.
Stephen Hawking

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine

Belief is a deception you play upon yourself.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Belief means not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
Gautama Buddha

Blind belief is dangerous.

Blind faith.
Belief without true understanding, perception, or discrimination.

Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
George Bernard Shaw

Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
Thomas S. Monson

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H.L. Mencken

Don't believe everything you read, not even in a good book.

Even mild and moderate religion helps to provide the climate of faith in which extremism naturally flourishes.
Richard Dawkins

Everybody needs something to believe. I believe I'll have another cup of coffee!

Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.
Richard Dawkins

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die
The Rolling Stones
Source: From song lyrics: Wild Horses

Faith will move mountains.

He can who believes he can.
Believe in your own potential to get good results.

Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the new year's dawn.
Terri Guillemets

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
John Steinbeck

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn

I believe that I believe in nothing.

I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
Stephen Hawking

I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.
Stephen Hawking

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.
Mick Jagger

I do not believe in Belief.
E.M. Forster

I don't believe in God as I don't believe in Mother Goose.
Clarence Darrow

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.
S.E. Hinton

It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.

Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.
Sigmund Freud

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
Noam Chomsky

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Our enemy is nothing other than faith itself.
Sam Harris

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Vincent van Gogh

Pantheism is sexed-up atheism. Deism is watered-down theism.
Richard Dawkins
Source: The God delusion

People can believe in evolution without understanding it, and vice versa.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick; a shadow on the wall.
(unknown author)
Source: Game of Thrones
Quoted: Varys

Pray = To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw

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