Quotes about Belief

"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.


"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong andactive faith."

Baron Rothschild (-) of Tring in the County of Hertford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1885 for Sir Nathan Rothschild, 2nd Baronet, a member of the Rothschild banking family. He was the first person of the Jewish faith to be raised to the peerage.


"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire"

Jean de La Fontaine (July 8, 1621, – April 13, 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.


"I don't believe today everything I believed yesterday. I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believed today."

Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools.


"To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe."

Anatole France (16 April 1844—12 October 1924) born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.


"Nobody believes the official spokesman, but everybody trust an unindentified source."

Robert Dean Nesen (1918–2005) was an American car dealer who served as United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as United States Ambassador to Australia from 1981 to 1985.


"Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known."

Orlando Aloysius Battista (June 20, 1917 - October 3, 1995) also frequently referred to as O.A. Battista, was a Canadian-American chemist and author. A devout Catholic, he was notable in his writing for not shying away from advertising his religious beliefs as well as his scientific ones.


"Trust...but verify."

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975).


"You see things; and say 'Why' ?. But I dream things that never were; and say 'Why not ?'."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950 ) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years."

Margaret Caroline Anderson (November 24, 1886 – October 18, 1973) was the American founder, editor and publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review, which published a collection of modern American, English and Irish writers between 1914 and 1929.