Quotes about Belief

"All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties."

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university.


"I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief."

Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg. Kant was the last influential philosopher of modern Europe in the classic sequence of the theory of knowledge during the Enlightenment.


"A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.""

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955-October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate and inventor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple.


"The word "belief" is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it - I don't need to believe it."

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination."

Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues and criticism of public land policies.


"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking."

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.


"Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."

Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933, in Malta) is a physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is known as the originator of the term lateral thinking, wrote a best selling book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.


"Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself."

Robert Collier (1885 – 1950) was an author of self help, and author of New Thought metaphysical books in the 20th century.


"Belief is thought at rest."

Larry Harvey (born 1948) is the co-founder of a San Francisco-held early Burning Man event.