What is history , after all, but the record of the periodical crusades for or against some bogey which believing men have evolved out of their credulity and fear ?
If I go out of public life with one feeling, with one conviction, it is this : a deep regret for many bitter words I have used in my life, deep sincere repentance for my violence of language. But I hope they will be forgiven me by God and man, because not once in all my life have I attacked anybody unjustly from my point of view, and without believing it was my duty to do so.Henri Bourassa
As a soldier who has spent a quarter of his life in the study of the science of arms, let me tell you I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
Dionysus: He who believes needs no explanation. Pentheus: What's the worth in believing worthless things? Dionysus: Much worth, but not worth telling you, it seems.Euripides
It is now very clear that techniques of machine-human interfacing, pharmacology of the synthetic variety, all kinds of manipulative techniques, all kinds of data storage, imaging and retrieval techniques– all of this is coalescing toward the potential of a truly demonic or angelic kind of self-imaging of our culture... And the people who are on the demonic side are fully aware of this and hurrying full-tilt forward with their plans to capture everyone as a 100% believing consumer inside some kind of a beige furnished fascism that won't even raise a ripple.terence mckenna
But mark it well, if I shall die here on the spot and in my country that I love, it is too bad because we are all born and must die one day.I have onlycommitted this mistake of believing in you, the Americans.
What is meant by believing in Christ but just going with trusting and loving hearts, and committing to His love and power ourselves, our souls, and all that concerns us for time and eternity?andrew kennedy hutchison boyd
A little is fine, but the minute you start believing that you’ve picked the only right one out of the 4,200 or so on offer, you need to get a grip on yourself. Once you start thinking that it’s okay to hate someone that chose one of the 4,199 others... snap out of it.arthur m. jolly
If you and I shall, like the believing shepherds, watch and long for His appearing, one day we, too, shall hear a music grander and sweeter even than the song of angels, when the great Composer shall transpose all the strains of earth from the minor into the major, when the wail of nature shall give way to the glad harmony of the everlasting jubilee.abbott eliot kittredge
We have a priori reasons for believing that in every sentence there is some one order of words more effective than any other; and that this order is the one which presents the elements of the proposition in the succession in which they may be most readily put together.Herbert Spencer
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.maya angelou
Well, creationism , in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the Earth in six days, six 24-hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that.Christine O'Donnell
I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe.Gertrude Stein
Explanations are clear but since no one to whom a thing is explained can connect the explanations with what is really clear, therefore clear explanations are not clear. Now this is a simple thing that anybody who has ever argued or quarreled knows perfectly well is a simple thing, only when they read it they do not understand it because they do not see that understanding and believing are not the same thing.Gertrude Stein
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
The tragedy of marriage is that while all women marry thinking that their man will change, all men marry believing their wife will never change.len deighton
It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.ronald knox
Not all monists are pantheists. Exclusive monists believe that the universe, the God of the pantheist, simply does not exist. In addition, monists can be Deists, pandeists, theists or panentheists; believing in a monotheistic God that is omnipotent and all-pervading, and both transcendent and immanent.
They believed faith, I'm puzzled I think I may call Their belief a believing in nothing at all, Or something of that sort; I know they all went For a general union of total dissent.james russell lowell
Begin by regarding every thing from a moral point of view, and you will end by believing in God.
Christians are disbelievers for believing in the divinity of Christ.
Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, believing where we cannot prove.Tennyson
I acknowledge myself a unitarian — believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father. ... There is not any reasoning which can convince me, contrary to my senses, that three is one, and one three.Abigail Adams
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