Quotes about belief

Our acceptance of an ontology is, I think, similar in principle to our acceptance of a scientific theory, say a system of physics; we adopt, ...

Willard Van Orman Quine analyticity synthetic statements beliefs

You may be able to conquer a person's tongue, but not his heart. ...

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Furthermore it becomes folly to seek a boundary between synthetic statements, which hold contingently on experience, and analytic statements ...

Willard Van Orman Quine analyticity synthetic statements beliefs

The world was a huge ball then, the universe a might harmony of ellipses, everything moved mysteriously, incalculable distances th rough the ...

John Dos Passos astronomy disillusionment belief

Firm in our beliefs without dismay,In any game the nations want to play. A golden age of poetry and powerOf which this noonday's the beginni ...

Robert Frost beliefs nations poetry poets

After all, it is putting a very high price on one's conjectures to have a man roasted alive because of them. ...

Michel de Montaigne torture fanaticism beliefs

For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not ...

Anselm of Canterbury faith belief understanding

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. ...

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Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults--a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us ou ...

Henri-Frédéric Amiel belief

"There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Quee n. "When ...

Lewis Carroll belief possibility