A Quote by Douglas Adams on belief, fairies, and athiest

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Douglas Adams

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A Quote by 1Vector3 on belief, believing, consciousness, awareness, evolution, growth, and self

You've heard "Don't believe everything you read." Here are some useful spinoffs: Don't believe everything you think. Don't believe everything you tell yourself. And most especially, don't believe everything you feel.

Rev. O.M. Bastet

Source: OM Bastet

Contributed by: 1Vector3

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, mastery, belief, education, teaching, and students

It is not enough to say that a philosophy teacher presents students with counterpoint to their customary ways of seeing things.  A teacher in philosophy is not necessarily very profoundly philosophical for that reason, nor need he or she be.  The teacher may be only a few leagues ahead of the students, and may frequently find that a superbright student will tax his or her supposed mastery of the issues.  To be honest about these relations and difficulties, I have always assumed that as a professor I was no more than an exemplary student, and "mastery" was merely a way of gaining momentum, not declaring the race was over.  Self-mastery in philosophy is how one orchestrates the energies to be able to dislodge really prodigious monolithic belief-systems.  It is by no means any kind of self-congratulation. 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on circumstance, life, faith, and belief

He who has a why can deal with any what or how.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Contributed by: Jonny D

A Quote by Frank Gaines on impossible, change, society, invisible, vision, and belief

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

Frank Gaines

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A Quote by Lance Armstrong on belief, pain, and thoughts

"I believed in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe-what other choice was there? We do it every day, I realized. We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery." "To continue believing in yourself, believing in the doctors, believing in the treatment, believing in whatever I chose to believe in, that was the most important thing, I decided. It had to be." "Without belief, we would be left with nothing but an overwhelming doom, every single day. And it will beat you. I didn't fully see, until the cancer, how we fight every day against the creeping negatives of the world, how we struggle daily against the slow lapping of cynicism. Dispiritedness and disappointment, these are the real perils of life, not some sudden illness or cataclysmic millennium doomsday. I knew now why people fear cancer: because it is a slow and inevitable death, it is the very definition of cynicism and loss of spirit... So, I believed.

Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things-whether health or a car or an old sense of self-has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers."

Lance Armstrong

Contributed by: Angelina

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on belief and thoughts

That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Angelina

A Quote by George Sheehan on success, courage, determination, will, belief, personal growth, and development

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

George Sheehan

Contributed by: Jen

A Quote by Byron Katie on truth, belief, and the work of byron katie

"There is nothing that isn't true if you believe it, and nothing that is true, believe it or not."

Byron Katie

Source: A Thousand Names for Joy: A Life in Harmony with the Way Things Are, Pages: 152

Contributed by: Billy

A Quote by unknown on impossible, achievement, belief, self-confidence, and possibility

The man who says a thing cannot be done is invariably right, for he will never do it.


Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

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