Sunday, May 01, 2005

Belief Quotes

  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., The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872 He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.  ~Thomas Fuller The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878 He who does not know how to believe, should not know.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.  ~Felix Cohen Few really believe.  The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.  ~John Lancaster Spalding Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.  ~Blaise P


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