''One can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice,'' said the Queen. ''When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.''
A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.
Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.
All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery-ticket up to a passport to Paradise.
All beliefs are bald ideas.
All personal breakthroughs being with a change in beliefs. So how do we change? The most effective way is to get your brain to associate massive pain to the old belief. You must feel deep in your gut that not only has this belief cost you pain in the past, but it's costing you in the present and, ultimately, can only bring you pain in the future. Then you must associate tremendous pleasure to the idea of adopting a new, empowering belief.
All the great ages have been ages of belief.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
As a first approximation, I define ''belief'' not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Belief creates the actual fact.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.