Quotes about Belief

"This is my way ! What is your way ?
The way doesn't exist."

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.


"An ideal is often but a flaming vision of reality."

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857) was a Polish British novelist, who became a British subject in 1886.


"Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom."

George Iles (-)


"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education."

Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876, - April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur.


"There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."

Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski (July 3, 1879 – March 1, 1950) was a Polish-American philosopher and scientist. He is remembered most for developing the theory of general semantics.


"To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting."

Stanislaw Leszcynski (16..-1776) duke of Lutherans and King of Poland.


"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."

François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade.


"If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.


"There are two ways to slice through life, to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking."

Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski (July 3, 1879 – March 1, 1950) was a Polish-American philosopher and scientist. He is remembered most for developing the theory of general semantics.


"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."

Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.