belief

A Quote by Kedar on doubt, proof, knowledge, belief, faith, science, religion, and epistemology

I have no proof for any proof.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Steve Pavlina on behavior and belief

"If you really believe something, you will act in accordance with that belief -- always. If you believe in gravity, you will never attempt to defy it. If you claim to hold a belief but act incongruently, then you don't actually believe it. You're only kidding yourself. Casual faith isn't."

Steve Pavlina

Contributed by: StellaByStarlight

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, future, present, desire, wants, hopes, despair, futility, disillusionment, actualities, possibilities, belief, and fear

Everything that humans want or desire or hope for, every kind of external fetish no matter how remote or minor that they may premise some key part of their happiness upon, is a nerve that can be tweaked, a fear that can be toyed with -- even by oneself. Most of the "present" in human life is really subjective projections of a kind of future that one needs to believe in, in order to stave off despair or futility or disillusionment, etc. We live most of our lives in an unwitting subjunctive mood, in the unrecognized modulation from actualities into the possibilities of an always-intoxicating wish-world.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, students, thinking, belief, dogmatism, orthodoxy, reasoning, enlightenment, values, principles, and culture

How many students who make it into the liberal arts and into philosophy classes still only manage to comprehend the content of these courses dogmatically, as simplisms to "believe"? Instead of grasping principles and values and an aristic ethos of clarity, they still only hear what pleases and flatters them: they grasp in Socrates or Plato the "countercultural" overtones that enable them to shower abuse on the diseased culture of their parents or peers, but they don't grasp at all the overwhelming obligation for themselves not to lie in orthodoxy's bed of sloth. They substitute, as opinionizers and slaves will do, one orthodoxy for another, imagining that the processes of "enlightenment" will change only the matter they think about and not the form of their own activity in reasoning. 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on religion, faith, and belief

Scientists don’t know what they are talking about when they talk about religion. Religion has nothing to do with belief, and I don’t believe it has any negative impact on people’s lives outside of intolerance. Why do I go to church? It’s like asking, why did you marry that woman? You make up reasons, but it’s probably just smell. I love the smell of candles. It’s an aesthetic thing.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by L. Ron Hubbard on religion, belief, tolerance, understanding, and hubbard

Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships. When one
views the slaughter and suffering caused by religious intolerance throughout all
the history of man and into modern times, one can see that intolerance is a very
nonsurvival activity. Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his
own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious
faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble .

Ron Hubbard

Source: The Way to Happiness

Contributed by: Casperize

A Quote by unknown on trust, faith, belief, vision, universe, and force

To trust in the force
that moves the universe is faith
Faith isn't blind, it's visionary.
Faith is believing that the universe
is on our side, and that the universe
knows what it's doing.

unknown

Contributed by: Phoenix Skye

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on agnosticism and belief

Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Contributed by: David

A Quote by unknown on belief and experience

The sages say . . .

Experience is stronger than belief. What you were taught when you were a young child might be true or not.

When you experience, then you know.

unknown

Source: www.brianweiss.com

Contributed by: Cybil

A Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt on belief

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Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Contributed by: Cybil

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