„It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time… The losses are what define a man's faith.“

Quelle: The Well of Ascension

Letzte Aktualisierung 8. April 2022. Geschichte
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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1975

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Pythagoras Foto

„The best and greatest winning is a true friend; and the greatest loss is the loss of time.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 v.Chr

The Sayings of the Wise (1555)

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John Heywood Foto

„The loss of wealth is loss of dirt,
As sages in all times assert;
The happy man's without a shirt.“

—  John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580

Be Merry Friends; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Victor J. Stenger Foto

„The problem is that people think faith is something to be admired. In fact, faith means you believe in something for which you have no evidence.“

—  Victor J. Stenger American philosopher 1935 - 2014

In God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science (2012)

E. W. Howe Foto

„When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine he is that polite all the time.“

—  E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937

Country Town Sayings (1911), p34.

Luigi Pirandello Foto

„Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy.“

—  Luigi Pirandello Italian dramatist, novelist, short story writer, and poet, Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1867 - 1936

The Pleasure of Honesty (1917), trans. William Murray http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561560170/Behavior_Anyone_can_be_heroic_from_time_to_time_but_a.html

Oscar Wilde Foto

„You are a sceptic." "Never! Scepticism is the beginning of faith." "What are you?" "To define is to limit.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Laurell K. Hamilton Foto

„If you only believe when it's easy, you don't really believe.“

—  Laurell K. Hamilton, buch Obsidian Butterfly

Quelle: Obsidian Butterfly

Tom Robbins Foto

„Faith is believing in something you know isn't true.“

—  Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Quelle: Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

W. H. Auden Foto

„If you win too easy, better ask what’s going on that you don’t know about.“

—  Charles Sheffield, buch Transcendence

Quelle: The Heritage Universe, Transcendence (1992), Chapter 11 (p. 125)

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„Faith is the excuse people give for believing something when they don't have evidence.“

—  Matt Dillahunty American activist 1969

Episode 696: "Viewer Calls" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCYhDFc42I, Channel Austin (February 13, 2011)
The Atheist Experience
Kontext: Your position is... one where there is a god who has an important message for mankind, and somehow he only reveals it to certain individuals who then write this down and thousands of years after this initial revelation, we have to rely on copies of copies of translations of copies by anonymous authors with no originals, and the textual testimony to a miracle, for example the loaves and fishes; there’s no amount of reports - anecdotal testimonial reports - that could be sufficient to justify that this event actually happened as reported. No amount. And anything that would qualify as a god would clearly understand this, and if it wanted to convey this information to people in a way that was believable, would not be relying on text to do so, and this for me is the nail in the coffin for Christianity. The god that Christians believe in is amazingly stupid if it wants to actually achieve its goal of spreading this information to humanity by relying on text; by relying on languages that die out; by relying on anecdotal testimony. That's not a pathway to truth! And anything that would qualify for a god should know this, which means either that God doesn’t exist or it doesn't care enough about those people who understand the nature of evidence to actually present it. Now which of those possibilities do you think is accurate?"... "Why would you believe anything on faith? Faith isn't a pathway to truth. Every religion has some sort of faith, people take things on, you know, - if faith is your pathway, you can't distinguish between Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, any of these others. How is it that you use reason as a path to truth in every endeavor of your life, and then when it comes to the ‘ultimate truth’ - the most important truth - you're saying that faith is required. And how does that reflect on a god (who supposedly exists and wants you to have this information); what kind of god requires faith instead of evidence?... I have reasonable expectations based on evidence. I have trust that has been earned. I will grant trust tentatively. I don't have faith. Faith is the excuse people give for believing something when they don't have evidence.

Iain Banks Foto

„Beauty is something that disappears when you try to define it.“

—  Iain Banks Scottish writer 1954 - 2013

Quelle: Short fiction, The State of the Art (1991) “State of the Art” (p. 128)

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