Quotation Explorer - 'Believed'

Never keep your brain so full that people’s opinions take up every pew in your mind, and truth has to be born again before it is believed. - Shannon L. Alder
In the province of the mind what is believed true is true or becomes true within limits to be learned by experience and experiment. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. - Dr. John Lilly
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. - Michel de Montaigne
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never. - Michel de Montaigne
She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life, and only in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.David - Jeana Kendrick
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. - Adolf Hitler
I’ve long believed that the gods give us the music we’re supposed to hear at the times we’re supposed to hear it, because all music, even lyrical and regardless of language performed in, is in and of itself an inherently magical language that can, at proper times, speak to the soul. - Ruadhán J. McElroy
I still believe in liberalism today as much as I ever did, but, oh, there was a happy time when I believed in liberals... - G. K. Chesterton
Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened. - Thomas Hardy
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. - Richard Dawkins
So live your life that those who speak ill of you will not be believed. - one of the ancient Greeks I'm on a hunt to find which one.
The mind and the chit are discharging and the world has believed them to be ‘charge’. That is why they attempt to still the mind and the chit, but that is not possible. - Dada Bhagwan
Just the perfect peace of nothingness. That's what I believed. - Shaun David Hutchinson
Don't trust the one who stopped believing. Trust the one who never believed. - Marty Rubin
As a children’s minister, I always believed that I was an evangelist, and at the end of the book, there’s a simple prayer that, whoever’s reading the book could accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior - Soraya Diase Coffelt
He said he was going to fix everything and I believed him. But I believed him before and again some. And I guess I got lost in the resentment of disbelief. - Dominic Riccitello
I’ve always believed writing ads is the second most profitable form of writing. The first is ransom notes… - Phil Dusenberry
If a thing which is believed by billions is against the reason and not supported by the science, it is a great honour not to be amongst those billions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time may come when men control the destinies of stars. - Arthur C. Clarke
When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life. - Roman Payne
Some things have to be believed to be seen. - Madeleine L'Engle
By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.
What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you. - Nora Ephron
Resurrection hope turned those who believed it into a counter-empire, an alternative society that knew the worst that tyrants could do and knew that the true God had the answer. - Bible Review
i believed that imagination is stronger than knowledge, sometimes that dreams are more powerful than fact,stronger dreams may seized peoples heart with full of amore/love - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
There is a language in the world that everyone understands. The language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it. - Allen Lane
If it weren't my life, I wouldn't have believed it. I hated everyone, for they were so phony. I don't give a damn about my bad reputation - Yuvika Mathur
i've never believed in anything or anybody that needed constant praise. - Darnell Lamont Walker
What are you good at?" asked the owner."Going after what I believe in." That was the only possible reply; she had spent her life in pursuit of what she believed in. The only problem was that she believed in something different everyday. - Paulo Coelho
I always believed that If I’m not carrying at least a slight poetically painful crack in my heart I’ve been cheated by nature. - Annie Ali
(Parody that is often falsely believed to be a true quote of Mariah Carey's) Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff. - MAD Magazine
Another vindication I had is the fact that I believed the Christian message and the gospel of the kingdom is good enough to fix the world’s problems - Sunday Adelaja
ELYSIUM, n. An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good. This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven! - Ambrose Bierce
I don’t hate you, I said, and I almost believed it. - Rosamund Hodge
What she had long believed was not true, and now the world was wide open to discover what was.It is like all my life I thought the sky was green. - Shannon Hale
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath. - Eve Glicksman
The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others. - Roy T. Bennett
She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me. - Roman Payne
Doubt is a disease that infects the mind creating a mistrust of peoples motives and ones own perceptions. Doubt has the ability to call into questions everything you ever believed about someone and reinforce the darkest suspicions of our inner circle. - Emily Thorne
For every woman, there is that one man who could get her to go anywhere he wanted her to go, do anything he wanted her to do—reach into her soul and turn her whole world on its ear—challenge everything she thought she believed. Highlighted by 24 Kindle users - Lenore Wolfe
I haven't believed in magic because I don't believe in anything that I haven't seen with my own eyes. Therefore, I must go to Paelsia as soon as I can and learn the truth for myself - Morgan Rhodes
On Pilgrim's Progress: I could not have believed beforehand that Calvinism could be painted in such exquisitely delightful colors. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you want your lie to be believed then you need to speak thousand truths before you lie. - Amit Kalantri
The search for truth begins with the doubt of all 'truths' in which one has previously believed.
Understanding wasn't always necessary as long as you believed.
There are few things more destructive than thoughts believed without question. - Vironika Tugaleva
Parker: She believed, absolutely, that each person, each heart, had a counterpart—had a mate. A rightness. She’d always believed it, and understood that unshakable belief was a reason she was good at what she did. - Nora Roberts
Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case. - William Saroyan
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it has been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it. - Louis Agassiz
Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. - Enza Vita
Every government is run by liars. Nothing they say should be believed. - I.F. Stone
Where would I be had I not believed I was incompetent? - Ilona Mialik
Even the truth, when believed, is a lie. You must experience the truth, not believe it. - Werner Erhard
The magic of life hides in the dusty corners of chaos and you must sweep out the cobwebs of confusion before you reach the calm & euphorically moments; your soul believed, existed all along. - Nikki Rowe
Some things have to be believed in to be seen. - Ralph Hodgson
He wasn’t a good person, but I painted him to be and since I painted it, I believed it. - Dominic Riccitello
I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could. - Eleanor Roosevelt
I'm a romantic and I kinda believed in this fairy tale. And in some ways I think that's always been to my advantage, because like if you can believe in something great, I feel like you can achieve something great. - Katy Perry
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. - Lewis Carroll
I am a practical person. Always believed in multi purpose tools, good education and limited conversations .... and then I saw her! - Soban Arif
Perception believed is reality achieved - Andy August
I did not tell you it would be okay because I never believed it would be okay. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. - Sophie Scholl
I want an infinitely blank book and the rest of time......why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time, my greatest regret is how much I believed in the future. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known. - Francis Jeffrey
There was one thing the experience had taught him. He said he'd learned that when millions of people, a whole political system, countless numbers of citizens who believed in God, said they were going to kill you - just listen to them. - Terry Hayes
I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them. Greece's great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don't really act as if we believed in the soul's immortality and that's why we are where we are today. - Edith Hamilton
Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise. - Anthony Liccione
The pop star, "Michael Jackson" was believed by some to be a member of the illuminati cult sect and a paedophile, but i'm totally indifferent about this rumor, and i truly love him for his magnanimity towards humanity, and if i was God, i will not hesitate to let him into heaven. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We wouldn't want to live in a world where no one believed in themselves enough to make their own dreams come true. - Chris Colfer
I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem. - jaime gil de beidma
My past conduct was so transparent and so honest that when my enemies spread rumours about me nobody believed them. - Amit Kalantri
All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional. - A.E. Samaan
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. - Ovid
The poet believed that 'Beauty' first entered the world not at its creation, nor with the first garden, the first sunrise, the birth of the first man and woman and their first sexual act. The poet believed that 'Beauty' entered the world the day the first child blushed. - Roman Payne
You were saved when you believed in Jesus, but you were transformed when you realized He believed in you. - Kris Vallotton
I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills! - Colleen Houck
Christians should never have a political party. It is a huge mistake to become married to an ideology, because the greatest enemy of the gospel is ideology. Ideology is a man-made format of how the world ought to work, and Christians instead believed in the revealing truth Scripture. - Charles W. Colson
My mother believed in all superstitions, plus she made some up. - Donald E. Westlake
I'm the least confident person in so many ways. But I believed that if somebody gave me the chance to tell a story, I would tell a story [well enough] that the person who gave me the chance would get their money back. - Joss Whedon
So what else have they said you can’t do and how many of those have you believed? - Chinonye J. Chidolue
The doctrine of eternal punishment is in perfect harmony with the savagery of the men who made the orthodox creeds. It is in harmony with torture, with flaying alive, and with burnings. The men who burned their fellow-men for a moment, believed that God would burn his enemies forever. - Robert G. Ingersoll
Nobody in Colonial America, to be sure, believed that society owed every child the ultimate in education, but intelligence, industry, and thrift combined with ambition got many a poor man's son into the colonial colleges. - Louis B. Wright
Insanity is everyone expecting you not to fall apart when you find out everything you believed in was a lie. - Shannon L. Alder
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. - William S. Burroughs
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. - Plato
There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink. - Booth Tarkington
They believed that prediction was just a function of keeping track of things. If you knew enough, you could predict anything - Michael Crichton
The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. - Alexander MacLaren
I was sixteen, and I honestly believed that I was due a love story. - Sara Barnard
Broken Wind believed that we are traumatized as babies by intestinal gas or colic. The great shaman invented a technique called "gastral projection" to help release these traumas. His philosophy was simple: "To air is human ... but to really cut one loose is divine. - Swami Beyondananda
Each creature is a unique piece of art to be respected and believed in. once we realise this, equality follows. - Sameh Elsayed
and realized that death was not only a permanent probability, as he had always believed, but an immediate reality. - Gabriel García Márquez
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. - Louis D. Brandeis
He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day. It was a common mistake. People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety - like light - is a facade. Underneath, the whole world is drenched in darkness. - C.J. Roberts
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
So this is what I amPondering his eyes that could notConceive that I was a creature to run fromI who have always believed too much in words - W.S. Merwin
The fallacy in Peter's mind was this: he believed his relationship was dependent on his consistency in producing the qualities he thought had earned him the Lord's approval. - Lloyd John Ogilvie
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. - Dick Gregory
I love you," she told him, and he knew that this was true, and she knew that he believed her; but when she said it she saw the chain around his ankle, a length of links that let him wander, but not far. She did not see the chain around her own ankle, because love is blind. - Sonya Hartnett
I try to believe like I believed when I was five...when your heart tells you everything you need to know. - Lucy Liu
A true prophet would rather be believed false by many but actually true than believed true by many but actually false. - Criss Jami
FAITH is not the LAST OPTION left,It is the FIRST REASON to STAND FIRM in what we BELIEVED - Julie Jenifer
those, who are believed to be most self—abased and humble, are generally in reality the most ambitious and envious - Baruch Spinoza
Never let yourself be diverted, either by what you wish to believe, or what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts. - Bertrand Russell
Ethan: "Abstaining definitely doesn't work."Beth: "what do you suggest?"Ethan: "We're obviously going to have to make love often, but keep the encounters from getting too intense." He sounded perfectly serious, like he really believed what he was saying. - Lucy Monroe
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
Men and women believed and proclaimed God was firmly on their side and easy and shallow assertion that reduced God to a sort of house deity. - Gustav Niebuhr
It hurts so badly when you grow up and understand that everything you believed in and devoted yourself were just fallacy and stupidity. - M.F. Moonzajer
I've never believed in measuring one's worth by the size of his or her bank account. I prefer to look at distance traveled. - Dan Rather
Differing from Newton and Schopenhauer, your ancestor did not think of time as absolute and uniform. He believed it an infinite series of times, in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network of diverging, converging and parallel times. - Jorge Luis Borges
(From Boulez, an authorized biography by Joan Peyser)At the chapel door he [a priest associated with a school Boulez attended] asked me if what he had been told was true: that Boulez no longer believed in God. I said it was... - Pierre Boulez
I was just four when a hired teenage field hand attempted to molest me. Miraculously, I got away, and I told my dad. My father made three important choices that day: He listened to me, he believed me, and he took action. I was one of the fortunate ones--I had a childhood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
Even those, who some time ago believed all the stories about God, that is who believed that divine power exists, have now come to be so ashamed of their own belief, hiding their ignorance, they are now struggling hard to prove those stories as scientifically true. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it. - River Phoenix
He honestly believed, for an instant, that what he'd heard was music-a tune piped, a burble of notes, a little scrap of melody floating by on wind and breaking his heart. - Anne Tyler
I willingly accept Cassandra's fateTo speak the truth, although believed too late. - Anne Killigrew
Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved. - Michel de Montaigne
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties. - Agatha Christie
Yet simple souls, their faith it knows no stint:Things least to be believed are most preferred.All counterfeits, as from truth's sacred mint,Are readily believed if once put down in print - John Clare
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…is himself. - Ivy Yuelle
I have never written on any subject unless I believed that the authorities on it were hopelessly wrong. - Samuel Butler
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends. - Charlotte Bronte
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. - George Bernard Shaw
Over the years I've really believed when you think you're in danger, you are probably not and when you have no idea, you probably are. - Rodney Cocks
Vampires were myths, childhood stories– as were werewolves, mermaids and dragons. I believed none of it. - Ashley Madau
So many of us have believed that we need to labor and perform for God so that we can gain an identity, so that we might be accepted. But in the Kingdom, we start off accepted. - Beni Johnson
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. - William Blake
The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written. Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not. - Ernest Hemingway
And you know what the worst thing was?The worst thing was that nobody ever believed how hard we tried. - Jack McCarthy
for sometime now I have believed that it is our own force, all our own force that is still too great for us. It is true that we do not know it; but is it not just that which is most our own of which we know the least? - Rainer Maria Rilke
I said to my professor, "Why mourn the death of presidents, or anyone for that matter? The dead can't hear us." And he asked me if I believed in heaven. I said no. And then he asked if I had no faith in God. I said, "You have it wrong. It's God who has no faith in us. - Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey)
Stop and say something good about yourself! Believe what you have just said! Pray for what you have just believed! Have faith for what you just prayed for! Work out that faith! ...and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you! - Israelmore Ayivor
At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't. - Paul Graham
Attending a funeral would leave the average person insane, if they truly believed that sooner or later they are also going to die. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I've never believed in living for the ones you love. I believe in the power of death, I'd die for the ones that I love. - Anna Van Breugel
I had no doubt that I could do something, but what, and how? I had no contacts and I believed in nothing. And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance. Who was I, how had I come to be? - Ralph Ellison
To have with somebody relationship or to be friends or something, you must make him nerves to feel nerves, then you should make him to feel comfortable - I got you, you just believed in this, you don't need to make him nerves. That's a joke!You must make him vulnerable so to possess him. - Deyth Banger
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. - Aristotle
He possessed the logic of all good intentions and a knowledge of all the tricks of his trade, and yet he never succeeded at anything, because he believed too much in the impossible. Surprising? Why so? He was forever in the act of conceiving it! - Charles Baudelaire
The main message of Jesus, I believed, is that mercy trumps justice every time. Not only that, but maybe the basic message of original sin isn't "feel guilty all the time." Maybe it is more along these lines: "We all have a notion of what it means to be good, and we can't live up to it all the time. - Paul Kalanithi
I Grew Up In A Family With No Prejudices. My Father Always Believed There Were Good And Bad In Every Ethnic Background, And Nationality. - Chris Mentillo
Time will come and some people will be proud of themselves that they have never believed in any religion! This honour will be belonging to the clever people of the society only! For the others, merely the deep shame will remain! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Was this what she had shattered convention for; broken with her family, her friends? Everything she had ever known; doomed herself to eternal damnation, for the sake of what she had believed would be heaven on earth, and had turned out to be hell, here and now? - Fay Weldon
I believed I was too sensitive and weak. To prove I wasn’t a victim anymore, I moved closer to painful experiences rather than away from them. Remaining in harm’s way and exposing myself to more pain kept me in the victim role rather than moving me out of it. - Christina Enevoldsen
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. - Abraham Lincoln
Models are to be used, not believed.
I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man. - Thomas Jefferson
You build a tower then you also build the chance it will fall. To think of life as a foolproof is a falacy of fools, he thought. Things happen, he believed, and there’s nothing you can do to keep them from occuring. - Marianne Wiggins
Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly. - Charles Fort
You can't help it but you were born without a heart. At least you tried to believe what the people with hearts believed so you were a good man just the same. - Kurt Vonnegut
He who is caught in a lie is not believed when he tells the truth. - Spanish Proverb
I never believed I will be the Breadwinner in my family, But I give Lord God Almighty Thanks! - Genereux Philip
Books swept me away, this way and that, one after the other; I made endless vows according to their lights for I believed them. - Annie Dillard
For a moment, I believed in fate. Such a delicate balance of events had lead to us meeting. It all seemed too much to be a coincidence because I was so delusional in my infatuation. I fell into the trap of my own idea of how things should be. - Ashley Sarel
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. When friendships are real, they are not glass threads or frost work but the solidest things we know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagine how extraordinary the world would be if everyone believed the only man capable of evil…was himself. - Ivy Yuelle
People used to recordings believed every piece of music had a definitive sound, its emotional context trapped in amber, a butterfly pinned to a board; beautiful, but dead. Live music was just that. Alive. - Tanya Huff
The older he got, the less he believed and then the less he believed the more capable he was of believing. "Such a cool paradox." He said. - Jill McCorkle
If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience. - Thomas Jefferson
I've always believed in spreading the gospel of good books. - S. Evan Townsend
James had a theory about caged birds, one he hoped to prove when he became a scientist someday. He believed that all birds that had their freedom taken from them eventually lost their voices. Once that happened, they could never find their true song. - Alice Hoffman
A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena where I believed I truly belonged. - J.K. Rowling
I said once that lies have no rights against truth. I was wrong. In daily life, it's the truth that's disenfranchised. What fits the popular narrative, what makes an observer happy with the consistency of events, is what is believed. - Adrian Lamo
I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get - Anne Tyler
If you don't like Cinderella because she seems so "naive" and "weak," listen to this quote from the Walt himself: "She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him. - Walt Disney Company
You must give him time,' said her grandmother;'and you must be content not to be believed for a while. It is very hard to bear; but I have had to bear it, and shall have to bear it yet. I will take care of what Curdie thinks of you in the end. You must let him go now. - George MacDonald
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. - Hermann Hesse
SALAMANDER, n. Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water. - Ambrose Bierce
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