II. Beliefs

~ La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

~

Faith can move mountains.[1]

But seeing is believing.

A fool believes everything.[2]

We soon believe what we desire.

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He that believes all, misses;

Ht that believes nothing, misses.

Believe nothing of what you hear,

And only half of what you see.

 ~

I believe so that I may understand.[3]

Custom is the great guide of human life.[4]

He that knows nothing, doubts nothing.

The more one knows, the less one believes.

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.[5]

Men have greater faith in those things that they do not understand.

Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.[6]


[1] An adaptation of Matthew 17:20.

[2] An adaptation of Proverbs 15:15.

[3] Attributed to St Anselm.

[4] Attributed to David Hume.

[5] Attributed to Voltaire.

[6] Attributed to Voltaire.

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One Response to “II. Beliefs”
  1. Love this, you are so dedicated I admire that! :)

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