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To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surmise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more surely.

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.
Seeing is not always believing.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
I believe in using words, not fists... I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favor of the belief which he finds in himself.
My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
We won't even attempt to achieve what we do not believe at a deep level we can have or deserve.
The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.
To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Man makes holy what he believes.
Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.
The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
People are slow to believe that, which if believed would work them harm.
If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.
How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?
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.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for -- because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
If you think you can do it, you can.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind.
With the majority of people unbelief in one thing is founded on the blind belief in another.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
There seems to be a great misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
The word belief is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it --I don't need to believe it.
As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible.
It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
To a very large extent men and women are a product of how they define themselves. As a result of a combination of innate ideas and the intimate influences of the culture and environment we grow up in, we come to have beliefs about the nature of being human. These beliefs penetrate to a very deep level of our psychosomatic systems, our minds and brains, our nervous systems, our endocrine systems, and even our blood and sinews. We act, speak, and think according to these deeply held beliefs and belief systems.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.

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