80 Top-Notch Quotes about Belief

"Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic."

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"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests."

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher and civil servant. An influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy, his conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.

"Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for-because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for nothing."

Dr. Peter Marshall (May 27, 1902 – January 26, 1949) was a Scottish-American preacher, and twice served as Chaplain of the United States Senate.

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher.

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist, and social critic.

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Lewis Carroll (Lewis Carroll born: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 27 January) was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.

"They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness."

Karen Louise Erdrich, known as Louise Erdrich (born June 7, 1954) is an author of novels, poetry, and children's books with some Native American ancestry.

"Remember that what you believe in will depend very much on what you are."

Michael Eugene Porter ( born 1947) is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions. Michael Porter’s work is recognized in many governments, corporations and academic circles globally

"I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible."

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 ) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death

"Some things have to be believed to be seen."

Ralph Hodgson (9 September 1871 – 3 November 1962 ) was an English poet, very popular in his lifetime on the strength of a small number of anthology pieces.