A Quote by Aesop on belief and truth

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on belief


It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 385

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on belief, hope, and lies

Hope lies to mortals And most believe her, But man's deceiver Was never mine.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 6, st. I

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on belief and body

Mithridates, he died old. Housman's passage is based on the belief of the ancients that Mithridates the Great [c. 135-63 B.C.] had so saturated his body with poisons that none could injure him. When captured by the Romans he tried in vain to poison himself, then ordered a Gallic mercenary to kill him.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 62 , st. 4

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A Quote by Adrienne Cecile Rich on belief, choice, language, life, respect, soul, and words

I believe that words can help us move or keep us paralysed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something - a great deal - to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.

Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929 -)

Source: (Toward a More Feminist Criticism)

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A Quote by Adolf Hitler on belief, heaven, hell, lies, and people

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.

Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

Source: Mein Kampf

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on belief, forgiveness, and ignorance

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adam Michnik on behavior, belief, love, society, speech, and truth

Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.

Adam Michnik

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, destruction, slavery, and struggle

Letter to Horace Greeley. August 22, 1862 My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume V, p. 388.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on accidents, belief, falsehood, guilt, maxims, and truth

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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