A Quote by Ellery Channing on life, spirituality, wisdom, inspiration, belief, action, and philosophy

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”

Ellery Channing

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A Quote by George Orwell on orthodoxy, ideas, dogma, belief, and silenced

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas of which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is "not done" to say it... Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the high-brow periodicals.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: The Animal Farm, Introduction.

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A Quote by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton on weakness, men, belief, philosophy, denial, corrupt, and signs

"Of all the weaknesses little men rail against, there is none that they are more apt to ridicule than the tendency to believe. And of all the signs of a corrupt heart and a feeble head, the tendency of incredulity is the surest. Real philosophy seeks rather to solve than to deny."

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Source: Zanoni, p.111

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A Quote by George Santayana on necessity, life, and belief

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: Scepticism and Animal Faith, 1923

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on evil and belief

Everyone who believes in the devil is the devil.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 41

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, god, belief, dialectics, and moderns

I start off with the obvious, that it makes no sense either to believe or to disbelieve in God until a substantial and intelligent definition or concept should be offered. Belief or disbelief is a secondary consideration, contingent on the intelligibility and cogency of the premise; the primal unintelligence or irrationality of moderns is revealed by their eagerness to leap to a conclusion without ever being curious what the hell the original premise was.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Earon on ego, special, belief, behavior, conduct, and ethics

We truly become special only when we believe, and act as if, we aren't!

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

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A Quote by Domus Ulixes on belief, proof, atheist, life, and choices

When people refuse to see proof, they think their belief helps them so much that losing it will cost more, then they gain from a perhaps more truthfull story.
I can tell you it is not, but one will never see that when in doubt.

And basicly, our choices of what to believe in life, makes our life the way it is now. We are shaped by the beliefs we choose to carry.

Frederik Kerling

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on truth, belief, and manifestation

Everything you've said, everything you want to believe is already true. You may not find some of it for a while, and some of it might take longer than that, but that doesn't stop it from being true this minute!

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: One

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on belief and credo

I believe in nothing that I cannot touch, kiss, embrace… The rest is only hearsay.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 13

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