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.shirley temple
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
I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say 'yes, it kills a fetus, but it is the women's body, and therefore ultimately her choice.'
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.Roy T. Bennett
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.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.John Henry Newman
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
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
It is a nice thing to be working and believing in my work again. I hope I can keep the drive. I only feel whole and well when it is this way.john steinbeck
By believing passionately in something which still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.Franz Kafka
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
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
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.
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.
And marry not the idolatresses until they believe; and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress even though she please you. Nor give (believing women) in marriage to idolaters until they believe, and certainly a believing slave is better than an idolater, even though he please you. These invite [you] to the Fire and God invites [you] to the Garden and to forgiveness by His will and He makes clear His messages to men that they may be mindful.
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