Favorite Quotations ~  Beliefs Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas

"Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger." ~ Walter Bagehot

And that is why the man who wants to see clearly, before he will believe, never starts on the journey. ~ Thomas Merton, The Ascent to Truth

Credo ut itelligem--belief precedes knowledge; it is the first step. We need to make an intial leap of faith. Faith is stronger than fear, and fear is the killer of beginnings. ~ Anne Hazard Aldrich, Notes From Myself, 1998

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

No belief is neutral. Every one has the power to dictate each decision you make. For a decision is a conclusion based on everything that you believe. ~ A Course in Miracles

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it. ~ Steve McQueen

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do not believe as individuals. ~ Abba Eban

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light. ~ Franz Kafka

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. God is Jesus. ~ William Blake

It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something. ~ Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, could ever compel the soul of man to believe or to disbelieve. ~ Richard Carlile, Treasury of Spiritual Wisdom

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