Quotations About Belief
Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Human, All Too Human, 1878
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.
What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.
Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views.
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
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens van der Post
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
Ralph Waldo Emerson