„Belief in one’s identity as a poet or writer prior to the acid test of publication is as naive and harmless as the youthful belief in one’s immortality…and the inevitable disillusionment is just as painful.“

—  Dan Simmons, buch Hyperion

Quelle: Hyperion (1989), Chapter 3 (p. 186)

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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1948

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„beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be guarded.“

—  Philip E. Tetlock, buch Superforecasting

[Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, McClelland & Stewart, 2015, 078-0-7710-7052-5, 127]

„Any belief that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief; it is a pseudo belief only.“

—  Aiden Wilson Tozer American missionary 1897 - 1963

Quelle: The Root of the Righteous (1955), Chapter 13.

„Truth does not need argument, agreement, theories or beliefs. There is only one test for it and that is to ask yourself 'Is the statement true or false in my experience?“

—  Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003

Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)

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„Beliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs.“

—  Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961

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„One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

Quelle: Hainish Cycle, The Telling (2000), Ch. 4, §3 (pp. 90–91)
Kontext: One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.
A yielding, an obedience, a willingness to accept these notes as the right notes, this pattern as the true pattern, is the essential gesture of performance, translation, and understanding. The gesture need not be permanent, a lasting posture of the mind or heart, yet it is not false. It is more than the suspension of disbelief needed to watch a play, yet less than the conversion. It is a position, a posture in the dance.

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„Our youth education is based on three pillars: belief, science and work.“

—  Faisal of Saudi Arabia King of Saudi Arabia 1906 - 1975

https://www.kff.com/king-faisal-bin-abdulaziz/

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„Republicanism is so meaningless a political identity that a Democrat can just as easily transition to being one, without too much pain.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

"Bruce Jenner and Chris Kyle: is either a hero?" http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/bruce-jenner-and-chris-kyle-is-either-a-hero/ WorldNetDaily.com, April 30, 2015
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„There is a feeling of Eternity in youth which makes us amends for everything. To be young is to be as one of the Immortals.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

"On the Feeling of Immortality in Youth"
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822)

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„The truth is that this belief in eternal pain has been the real persecutor.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

Why I Am an Agnostic (1896)
Kontext: The truth is that this belief in eternal pain has been the real persecutor.... It has darkened the lives of many millions. It made the cradle as terrible as the coffin. It enslaved nations and shed the blood of countless thousands. It sacrificed the wisest, the bravest and the best. It subverted the idea of justice, drove mercy from the heart, changed men to fiends and banished reason from the brain. Like a venomous serpent it crawls and coils and hisses in every orthodox creed. It makes man an eternal victim and God an eternal fiend. It is the one infinite horror. Every church in which it is taught is a public curse. Every preacher who teaches it is an enemy of mankind. Below this Christian dogma, savagery cannot go. It is the infinite of malice, hatred, and revenge. Nothing could add to the horror of hell, except the presence of its creator, God.

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„Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.“

—  David Foster Wallace, buch Unendlicher Spaß

Variante: That everyone is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. That this isn't necessarily perverse.
Quelle: Infinite Jest (1996)

„Try to keep in mind one of the fundamental aspects of science: letting the evidence form belief rather than belief select evidence.“

—  Greg Craven American teacher and writer

Quelle: What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate (2009), Chapter 10 "Reader's Conclusion" (p. 206)

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„I doubt if one ever accepts a belief until one urgently needs it.“

—  Christopher Isherwood, buch Christopher and His Kind

Quelle: Christopher and His Kind (1976), p. 306

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„My personal belief is that marriage is between one man and one woman, for life.“

—  Mike Huckabee Arkansas politician 1955

Kontext: I support and have always supported passage of a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. As President, I will fight for passage of this amendment. My personal belief is that marriage is between one man and one woman, for life.

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„The greatest barrier to consciousness is the belief that one is already conscious.“

—  P. D. Ouspensky Russian esotericist 1878 - 1947

The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution (1950)

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