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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, death, and life

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: on atomic energy, Jan. 22, 1947

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, god, and world

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Einstein, His Life and Times, 1947, by Philipp Frank

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on atoms, belief, books, civilization, earth, fighting, men, people, thinking, and war

. . . I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two thirds of the people of the earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1945

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, brothers, discovery, individuality, knowledge, and mind

I believe in the brotherhood of man and the uniqueness of the individual. But if you ask me to prove what I believe, I can't. You know them to be true but you could spend a whole lifetime without being able to prove them. The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Interview with Professor William Hermanns

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A Quote by Albert Camus on belief, fulfillment, happiness, heart, and struggle

The struggle to reach the top is itself enough to fulfill the heart of man. One must believe that Sisyphus is happy.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on acceptance, belief, death, force, freedom, god, and problems

There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible. I cannot force you to believe in God. Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death. When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved - and not the reverse.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on adventure, belief, death, and life

I do not want to believe that death is the gateway to another life. For me, it is a closed door. I do not say it is a step we must all take, but that it is a horrible and dirty adventure.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on agreement, belief, christianity, doubt, forgiveness, god, impossibility, life, listening, men, sincerity, suffering, surprises, time, and trust

I was about to tell him he was wrong to dwell on it, because it really didn't matter. But he cut me off and urged me one last time, drawing himself up to his full height and asking me if I believed in God. I said no. He sat down indignantly. He said it was impossible; all men believed in God, even those who turn their backs on him. That was his belief, and if he were ever to doubt it, his life would become meaningless. 'Do you want my life to be meaningless?' he shouted. As far as I could see, it didn't have anything to do with me, and I told him so. But from across the table he had already thrust the crucifix in my face and was screaming irrationally, 'I am a Christian. I ask Him to forgive you for sins. How can you not believe that He suffered for you?' I was struck by how sincere he seemed, but I had had enough. It was getting hotter and hotter. As always, whenever I want to get rid of someone I'm not really listening to, I made it appear as if I agreed. To my surprise, he acted triumphant. 'You see, you see!' he said. 'You do believe, don't you, and you're going to place your trust in Him, aren't you?' Obviously, I again said no. He fell back in his chair.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Paton on belief, fear, love, and power

It is my belief that the only power which can resist the power of fear is the power of love.

Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on action, belief, boldness, children, honor, and life

Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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