Believer Quotes

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Robert G. Ingersoll
“Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?

Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness.

We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Lori Osterman
“You are stronger than you know.”
Lori Newman

C.G. Jung
“The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith.”
Carl Jung

Criss Jami
“For the believer, humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he is fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Juansen Dizon
“I am a strong believer that fate exists. That everything happens for a reason. That the people we have in our lives are in our lives without accident. There is always meaning. Explainable or unexplainable. There is no such thing as luck. We are all here for a purpose. All we have to do is believe.”
Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower

Robert G. Ingersoll
“If the people of Europe had known as much of astronomy and geology when the bible was introduced among them, as they do now, there never could have been one believer in the doctrine of inspiration. If the writers of the various parts of the bible had known as much about the sciences as is now known by every intelligent man, the book never could have been written. It was produced by ignorance, and has been believed and defended by its author. It has lost power in the proportion that man has gained knowledge. A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. In the world of science, Jehovah was superseded by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. All that God told Moses, admitting the entire account to be true, is dust and ashes compared to the discoveries of Descartes, Laplace, and Humboldt. In matters of fact, the bible has ceased to be regarded as a standard. Science has succeeded in breaking the chains of theology. A few years ago, Science endeavored to show that it was not inconsistent with the bible. The tables have been turned, and now, Religion is endeavoring to prove that the bible is not inconsistent with Science. The standard has been changed.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Harun Yahya
“At the same time believers realise that the defects they see in one another are tests from Allah. For this reason they don't call attention to these defects, but compensate for them by acting positively. They carefully avoid the slightest action, facial expression or word that would suggest ridicule.”
Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar)

Mario Puzo
“Pope Alexander smiled. He seemed more amused with the story than horrified. "The Baglioni are true believers," he said. "They believe in paradise. Such a great gift. How otherwise can man bear this moral life? Unfortunately, such a belief also gives evil men the courage to commit great crimes in the name of good and God.”
Mario Puzo, The Family

“Do you believe in God?” asked the girl once again.

“Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane.”
Abhaidev, That Thing About You

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No man is disbeliever! Everyone is believer! All men believe in something! If a man does not believe in God, He is a believer too, because he simply believes that God does not exist! Don’t give yourself airs just because you believe in something since everyman believes in something! Always be humble!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“To fully carry out your purpose as believers, you have to discover where the people you want to minister to are”
Sunday Adelaja

“God has blessed both the believer and non-believer equally with time”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

Jitendra Attra
“If you believe you can: you might be wrong or right

If you believe you cannot: you are right”
Jitendra Attra, chakravyuh The Land of the Paharias

George Szirtes
“One is not a "believer" in fairy tales. There is no theology, no body of dogma, no ritual, no institution, no expectation for a form of behavior. They are about the unexpectedness and mutability of the world.”
George Szirtes

“12. “Do you believe in God?” asked the girl once again.

“Yes, I do, I guess. Perhaps more so when I am in trouble. Especially when I am flying in an airplane.”
Abhaidev, That Thing About You

Paul Bamikole
“The Holy Spirit's greatest delight is to teach the believer about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit longs to bring us into full maturity in Christ.”
Paul Bamikole

Abhijit Naskar
“In the world of so-called civilized and intelligent humans, there are only two accepted ways to see religion - one is the way of the believer, and the other is the one of the non-believer. But there is a third way - the way of the real religious person - the way of the real scientist - the way of the real yogi. It is the way where you see religion as it is, that is, an organized structure which helps people go through their daily life with as little hitch as possible. And as such, every organized structure has its pros and cons.”
Abhijit Naskar

Eric Hoffer
“The effectiveness of a doctrine does not come from its meaning but from its certitude. No doctrine however profound and sublime will be effective unless it is presented as the embodiment of the one and only truth. It must be the one word from which all things are and all things speak. Crude absurdities, trivial nonsense and sublime truths are equally potent in readying people for self-sacrifice if they are accepted as the sole, eternal truth.

It is obvious, therefore, that in order to be effective a doctrine must not be understood, but has rather to be believed in. We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand. A doctrine that is understood is shorn of its strength. Once we understand a thing, it is as if it had originated in us. And, clearly, those who are asked to renounce the self and sacrifice it cannot see eternal certitude in anything which originates in that self. The fact that they understand a thing fully impairs its validity and certitude in their eyes.

The devout are always urged to seek the absolute truth with their hearts and not their minds. "It is the heart which is conscious of God, not the reason." Rudolph Hess, when swearing in the entire Nazi party in 1934, exhorted his hearers: "Do not seek Adolph Hitler with your brains; all of you will find him with the strength of your hearts." When a movement begins to rationalize its doctrine and make it intelligible, it is a sign that its dynamic span is over; that it is primarily interested in stability. For, as will be shown later (Section 106), the stability of a regime requires the allegiance of the intellectuals, and it is to win them rather than to foster self-sacrifice in the masses that a doctrine is made intelligible.

If a doctrine is not unintelligible, it has to be vague; and if neither unintelligible nor vague, it has to be unverifiable. One has to get to heaven or the distant future to determine the truth of an effective doctrine. When some part of a doctrine is relatively simple, there is a tendency among the faithful to complicate and obscure it. Simple words are made pregnant with meaning and made to look like symbols in a secret message. There is thus an illiterate air about the most literate true believer. He seems to use words as if he were ignorant of their true meaning. Hence, too, his taste for quibbling, hair-splitting and scholastic tortuousness.”
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Walt Whitman
“The narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery.”
Walt Whitman

Steven Magee
“I am a believer in the parallel spiritual universe.”
Steven Magee

Henry James
“He has made me believe in true love; I never did before!”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

“I, P.S.Jagadeesh Kumar believe in the 3P's - Passion, Persistence, and Patience in spite of the 3S's - Safe, Secure and Silent”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Amit Kalantri
“It is easier to convince a liar to speak the truth than to convince a believer to drop his beliefs.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The believer is a builder.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Honoré de Balzac
“خدایا اگر قلمروی بعد از مرگ وجود دارد، قلمرویی برای انسان های درستکار، بورژای نیکوکار را هم فراموش نکن و اگر چیزی او را رنج میدهد، رانجش را بر من نازل کن.باشد که .او زودتر وارد همان جایی شود که بهشت می خوانندش

"دعای یک آتئیست برای دوست و حامی مسیحی خود"
(عشای ربانی ملحدان نشر پارسه ص 45)”
Honoré de Balzac, The Atheist’s Mass

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The believer must study the Holy Bible.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Anthony Liccione
“There are people that don't believe in heaven or hell. Then I look at the deep sky beautiful in its blue firmament where birds take wing and white clouds moving in wind, and then a burning sun in the midst of it. I think, if there couldn't be a hell, how can there be an eternal burning sun that consumes as a lake of fire? With the sun being a star, Lucifer was known as the Morning Star. Lucifer, being the Devil is already destined to hell. In a metaphorical twist, we call this star our sun, and Jesus the son of God, who's face we can't look into from sheer brightness. I wonder if this same sun will ultimately be hell in the end, and those who reject the Son as their redeemer, will ultimately be cast into this sun of burning fire. As for now, this sun will give us time to repent, light and warmth, but will turn to punishment in the judgment days. This alone makes me believe there's a heaven and hell.”
Anthony Liccione

“Sin will separate you from God whether you are a believer or non-believer.”
Ibrahim E. Sakkab

“The purpose is growth. The purpose is change. The purpose is to move you into action and mature you as a believer so you will grow in your relationship with God.”

“I'm just a simple believer;
that believer who sees God in living species,
that believer who is looking for balanced ways,
that believer who believes on human-nature than zodiacs,
that believer who trust on talent more than attention seeker,
that believer who bleed blood for loyalty,
that believer who learnt honesty from treachery,
that believer who afraid to love of silence,
that believer who played strong findings for life,
finally that believer who is smiling with life with bite of pain........”
Sonal Takalkar

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