It’s human nature to want to believe. In fact, people have several beliefs on every area of their life – from money, education, family life, to career. Some beliefs are ingrained early on. For instance, families teach their kids about the values of honesty and integrity. There are beliefs we pick up as we get older, like ideas on money, career, or friendships.
There are beliefs that are good (e.g. keep fighting in the face of adversity) and those that are generally negative (e.g. the belief that some people are better than others). You can change your beliefs at any time, especially if they don’t apply to you anymore or if they are proven false.
Whatever you stand for, be careful about the beliefs you hold. They could be damaging to you as a person, or they may be hurting others without your knowledge.
Want some new thoughts or ideas on this subject? Get a load of these belief quotes that would get you thinking.
Quotes and Ideas on Faith, Doubt, and Wisdom
1.) “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Gordon A. Eadie
2.) “I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” – Neil Gaiman
3.) “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” – Oscar Wilde
4.) “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick
5.) “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell C.
6.) “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie
7.) “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
8.) “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
9.) “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.” – Mitch Albom
10.) “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” – George Carlin
11.) “If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?” – Yann Martel
12.) “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” – C.S. Lewis
Belief Quotes To Make You Re-Think about Life
13.) “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel
14.) “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky
15.) “People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen.” – Neil Gaiman
16.) “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
17.) “Believing takes practice.” – Madeleine L’Engle
18.) “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett
19.) “The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is.” – Allan Bloom
20.) “Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
21.) “Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.” – W.C. Fields
22.) “We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That’s it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.” – Sam Harris
23.) “Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.” – Criss Jami
24.) “You can believe something really hard, and still be wrong.” – Jodi Picoult
25.) “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” – Stuart Chase
26.) “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth of falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” – C.S. Lewis
More Belief Quotes and Sayings
27.) “Just because something is unbelievable does not mean you shouldn’t believe it. Put another way, some things are worth believing in whether they’re true or not.” – Jeb Dickerson
28.) “What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.” – Ezra Pound
29.) “Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.” – Michel de Montaigne
30.) “Without belief, we would be left with nothing but an overwhelming doom, every single day.” – Lance Armstrong
31.) “I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” – Ann Richards
32.) “She was reflecting back on a truth she had learned over the years: that people heard what they wanted to hear, saw what they wanted, believed what they wanted.” – Jeffery Deaver
33.) “Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are.” – Noah Porter
34.) “Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief, but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief that sustains thought and holds the world together.” – Søren Kierkegaard
35.) “I didn’t know where to put my faith, or if there was such a place, or even what the word faith meant, in all of its complexity. Everything seemed to be possibly potent and possibly fake.” – Cheryl Strayed
36.) “A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.” – David Hume
37.) “What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.” – Henry Miller
38.) “This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question.” – Orson Scott Card
39.) “Convictions are more dangerous enemies to truth than lies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
40.) “Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.” – Blaise Pascal
Which of these belief quotes spoke to you the most?
Check your beliefs from time to time. You might be holding on to some thoughts that could be detrimental to your future or to others. Don’t be afraid to question existing ideas as well. Take time out of your busy life to re-evaluate your values.
Do you have some beliefs that might be keeping you from being financially free? Or maybe you have some old ideas that could be hampering a well-deserved promotion at work? Be honest with yourself. There are times when some beliefs won’t cut it anymore – especially if you’ve made some changes to yourself.
What do you say, did any of these belief quotes make you think? Share your thoughts with us below!