Quotes for
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Beliefs 2

Our beliefs about what we
are and what we can be, precisely
determine what we will be.

Anthony Robbins


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

You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires.  Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.     -Marcia Wieder
People may be heretics to the truth if they believe things only because their pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason; though their beliefs be true, yet the very truth they hold become their heresies.     -John Milton
Limiting beliefs are like a cage locked tight with no opening in sight.  But when you realize that you are the one who holds the key in releasing these beliefs, only then can you find freedom.  Freedom comes from within.  It comes from getting to know who you really are, releasing all limiting beliefs.  And as you release your limiting beliefs and stand in your truth, your example shines a light for the whole world to see.  Freedom will be yours when you give yourself permission to live authentically.      -Terri Amos
Your basic energy signature is the sum of all your thoughts and beliefs.  You define your personality, physical attributes, and behavior.  You are the only one who can create or change your thoughts and your beliefs.  And your beliefs create what you experience as life.     -Bruce I. Doyle III

Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate in yourself this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.     -Rainer Maria Rilke
Believe it can be done.  When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it.  Believing a solution paves the way to solution.     -David J. Schwartz, Magic of Thinking Big
One of my patients who survived three major surgeries in five weeks described himself as "born again."  When I asked him about this, he told me that his experience had challenged all of his ideas about life.  Everything he had thought true had turned out to be merely belief and had not withstood the terrible events of recent weeks.  He was stripped of all he knew and left only with the unshakable conviction that life itself was holy.  This insight in its singularity and simplicity had sustained him better than the multiple, complex system of beliefs and values that had been the foundation of his life up until this time.  It upheld him like stone and upholds him still because it has been tested by fire.  At the depths of the most unimaginable vulnerability he has discovered that we live not by choice but by grace.  And that life itself is a blessing.     -Rachel Naomi Remen, My Grandfather's Blessings
Belief in God is not always beneficial to human life.  Falsely used, it may become an escape from reality or a justification for a dogmatic arrogance that destroys the very fibre of the human community.     -Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.
If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life.  If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits, we've suddenly made those beliefs real.       -Anthony Robbins
Be sure to choose what you believe and why you believe it, because if you don’t choose your beliefs, you may be certain that some belief, and probably not a very credible one, will choose you.       -Robertson Davies

We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposes to rob us of their companionship.  It is obviously not the ideas themselves that are dear to us, but our self-esteem that is threatened.       -James Harvey

Believe in poverty and you will be poor.
Believe in wealth and you will be rich.
Believe in love and you will have love.
Believe in health and you will be healthy.

Napoleon Hill

People often become what they believe themselves to be.  If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it.  But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
-Mohandas Gandhi
The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.  And I think nothing will happen until you thoroughly and deeply believe in it.       -Frank L. Wright
When your self-identity and beliefs merge, differences feel threatening.  You are likely to defend your turf, become righteous and angry, and possibly shame or abuse other people who see things differently.  When people adopt a belief--be it about religion, politics, sex roles, or whatever--as the one, correct belief, their minds get locked up in a rigid box, and other people with differing beliefs are seen as the enemy.  And what do you do to the enemy?  Abuse them, shame them, hate them, or even kill them. . . .
    Listen to your beliefs, think about how you learned them, and realize that they are not genetic, nor are they the "only way."  You are free to acquire new perspectives, to absorb new ideas, and to question everything you were taught to believe.  As your mind opens to exploration and change, you'll feel a new lightness and more joy.
-Charlotte Davis Kasl
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.       -Walter Lippman


She realized how many of her beliefs were either unrealistic or belonged to her deceased parents and her ex-husband.  She also realized that her expectations for herself and others were sometimes too rigid.  She was trying to live up to what everyone else said was best for her, which made her depressed and hard to be around at times.  Once she changed her beliefs about herself and others, she began to smile more and enjoy life.     -Salle Merrill Redfield, Creating a Life of Joy
All belief that does not make us more happy, more free, more loving, more active, more calm, is, I fear, a mistaken and superstitious belief.       -John K. Lavater
Nature always takes you at your own valuation.  Believe you are the child of God—really believe it.  Believe that you express Divine Life, Divine Truth, and Divine Love.  Believe that Divine Wisdom guides you.  Believe that God is your supply.  Believe that God is helping and blessing humanity through you.  Believe that you are a special enterprise on the part of God and that he is opening your way—and what you really believe, that you will demonstrate.       -Emmet Fox

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