Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
An utterance can have Intentionality, just as a belief has Intentionality, but whereas the Intentionality of the belief is intrinsic the Intentionality of the utterance is derived.
Believe in some beneficent force beyond your own limited self. God, god, god: where are you? I want you, need you: the belief in you and love and mankind.
The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
Fear is the denomination of the Old Testament; belief is the denomination of the New.
It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
I’ve been enormously fortunate. People say, ‘How do you feel about your reputation?’ My real belief is that I have exactly the reputation I deserve… on the whole, I feel comfortable with myself.