„In my individual heart I fully believe my faith is as robust as yours.“

—  William James, Context: In my individual heart I fully believe my faith is as robust as yours. The trouble with your robust and full bodied faiths, however, is, that they begin to cut each others throats too soon, and for getting on in the world and establishing a modus vivendi these pestilential refinements and reasonablenesses and moderations have to creep in. Letter to John Jay Chapman (5 April 1897)
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„Your face and heart and speech, being one, require
Of any not base-born and servile-souled
Faith: and my faith I give you.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: I believe Not more in God's word than in yours; and this Not for your station's sake, nor yet your fame's, How high soe'er the wind of war have blown The splendour of your standard: but, my lord, Your face and heart and speech, being one, require Of any not base-born and servile-souled Faith: and my faith I give you. Calendaro, Act III, Sc. 1.

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„This I believe with all my heart.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
Context: I believe in —  I am proud to belong to —  the United States. Despite shortcomings, from lynchings to bad faith in high places, our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be found anywhere in history. And finally, I believe in my whole race. Yellow, white, black, red, brown — in the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability … and goodness …. of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth, that we always make it just by the skin of our teeth — but that we will always make it … survive … endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes, will endure — will endure longer than his home planet, will spread out to the other planets, to the stars, and beyond, carrying with him his honesty, his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage — and his noble essential decency. This I believe with all my heart.

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„I believe in human beings, but my faith is without sentimentality.“

—  Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
Context: I believe in human beings, but my faith is without sentimentality. I know that in environments of uncertainty, fear, and hunger, the human being is dwarfed and shaped without his being aware of it, just as the plant struggling under a stone does not know its own condition. Only when the stone is removed can it spring up freely into the light. But the power to spring up is inherent, and only death puts an end to it. I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.

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„My own soul is my most faithful friend. My own heart, my truest confidant.“

—  Babur 1st Mughal Emperor 1483 - 1530
"History of India" at Amazing World http://www.amworld.info/india-travel/history-of-india

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„My will, my faith and my body have been challenged, but make no mistake, my heart is strong and my resolve to fight will never be broken.“

—  Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
Anastacia fights on after cancer operation http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/music/newsid_2818000/2818723.stm, BBC Newsroom, March 4, 2003.

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„If my mind can conceive it; and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.“

—  Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
Similar to a quote by Jesse Jackson, which is in turn a modification of a quote by Napoleon Hill: "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."


„May my heart be your shelter, and my arms be your home.“

—  Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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„What I need is to believe in myself again— for my faith has been greatly undermined; it seems to me my role is over.“

—  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian composer 1840 - 1893
Letter to a nephew (9 February 1893) Just prior to composing his "Pathetique" Symphony (No. 6)