BELIEF Quotations

Belief affirmations

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A belief is not merely an idea that the mind possesses, it is an idea that possesses the mind. - Robert Bolton
A belief is really only a thought that you keep thinking. - Abraham-Hicks
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James
A man cannot 'directly' choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. - James Allen
A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. - James Allen
A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses. - James Allen
Act like you expect to get into the end zone. - Joe Paterno
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. - James Allen
An old belief is like an old shoe. We so value its comfort that we fail to notice the hole in it. - Robert Brault
Any thought that makes you feel uncomfortable - be it fear, guilt, anger, worry, frustration, boredom - is backed by a negative belief. Let it go! - Che Garman
Anything works if you believe in it enough. - Unknown
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. - Richard Bach
As individuals think and believe, so they are. - Claude M Bristol
As our beliefs actually change, so do our experiences. - Carol Sheffield
As we are, so we see. - William Blake

As you think, so shall you become. - Bruce Lee
Belief creates the actual fact. - William James
Belief is the cornerstone of all the great achievements since the beginning of time. - Robert Anthony
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. - Denis Waitley
Beliefs are like computer sub-routines running unseen behind the chatter of our conscious minds. Attitudes are those beliefs made visible. - Che Garman
Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. - David J Schwartz
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale
Believe it and you’ll see it! - Dr Wayne Dyer
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact. - William James
By far the best proof is experience. - Sir Francis Bacon
Challenge the filters you have created and through which you view the world. - Che Garman
Children are sensitive and receptive to the thoughts of others about them, and often outpicture the fears of their parents. - Florence Shinn
Don't believe every thing you think. - Byron Katie
Even the most time-honoured truths do not have to be accepted until they are your truths. - Deepak Chopra
Every belief we hold as true either empowers our life or holds us back. Choose to keep only the empowering ones. - Che Garman

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing.
- Claude M Bristol
Every time you share your vision, you strengthen your own subconscious belief that you can achieve it. - Jack Canfield
Examine what you believe to be impossible, and then change your beliefs. - Dr Wayne Dyer
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire
Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire
Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see. - William Newton Clark
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. - Elton Trueblood
Faith is not just something you have, it’s something you do. - Barack Obama
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. - Gandhi
Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. - William Newton Clarke
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. - St Augustine
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible. - Stuart Chase
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen

He is able who thinks he is able. - Buddha
He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress. - Anwar Sadat
He who does not hope to win has already lost. - Jose Joaquin Olmedo
High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton
Hope is the thing with feathers, perched in the soul. - Emily Dickinson
If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. - Gandhi
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I do not have it at the beginning. - Gandhi
If we think it takes a lot of effort and hard work to get what we want, then our life is going to be about struggle. - Robert Anthony
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. - Denis Waitley
If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. - Tony Robbins
If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
- W Somerset Maugham
If you keep believing what you've been believing, then you'll keep achieving what you've been achieving. - Mark Victor Hansen
If you truly expect something to be difficult, it will be. - Pete Cohen
If you would bring the magic out of your mind - the magic which will transform everything - you must believe. - Al Koran
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs. - Andrew Carnegie

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Michael Korda
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
- John C Lilly
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. - Buddha
It would not be necessary to make an affirmation more than once if one had perfect faith. - Florence Scovel Shinn
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. - Gail Devers
Knowing is higher than believing. Knowing means that there is NO doubt. - Robert Anthony
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. - Henry David Thoreau
Magic happens when you believe in it. - Unknown
Man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. - Simon and Garfunkel
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. - Bhagavad Gita
Man is what he believes. - Anton Chekhov
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. - Franklin D Roosevelt
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning. - Gandhi
More essential than working on attitudes and behaviors is examining the paradigms out of which those attitudes and behaviors flow. - Stephen Covey
Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. - Marshall McLuhan

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Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. - James Harvey Robinson
No matter what you believe, it doesn't change the facts. - Al Kersha
No one can change your beliefs for you, nor can they be forced upon you from without.
- Seth-Roberts
No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain. - Jim Taylor
No person whose entire time is spent in the contemplation of limitation can demonstrate freedom from such limitation. - Ernest Holmes
Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself. - Liberace
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey Hepburn
One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things that are already in the mind. - Alphonse Bertillon
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. - John Stuart Mill
Our belief creates the facts. - William James
Our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities. - Dr Wayne Dyer
Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. - Jameson Frank
Our greatest dreams are never out of reach, only out of belief. - Dr Wayne Dyer
Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations. - Federico Fellini
Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny. - Henry Hancock

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
- Norman Vincent Peale
People only see what they are prepared to see. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perception is 99% of reality. - Che Garman
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit. - Norman Vincent Peale
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. - Merry Browne
Pronounce your limitations vigorously enough and they’re yours. - Robert Anthony
Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
- Maxwell Maltz
Rich is he who thinks he is rich and poor is he who thinks he is poor. - Emile Coué
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations. - Unknown
Some things have to be believed to be seen. - Ralph Hodgson
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- J K Galbraith
The difficulty with humanity's previous attempts at reinventing itself is that we've always started with behaviors rather than with beliefs. - Neale Donald Walsch
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Henri Bergson
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. - Bertrand Russell

The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.
- Nelson Boswell
The limits of your beliefs define the limits of your reality. - Adelaide Bry
The longer you believe something, the harder it is to change that belief. The longer you have thought the thought, the truer is it! - Shad Helmstetter
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. - G B Shaw
The more that you think about anything in a certain way, the more you will believe that THAT is how it really is. - Shad Helmstetter
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D Roosevelt
The only limitations man has are the ones he sets for himself. - Ralph Waldo Trine
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. - Bob Proctor
The only limits we have are the limits we believe. - Dr Wayne Dyer
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. - Robert H Schuller
The only thing standing between a person & what they want is the will to try it and the faith to believe it's possible. - Rich Devoss
The only thing standing between you and your dream is your beliefs. - Che Garman
The only thing that stands between you and success is the man in the mirror. - Sean Bain
The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
- James Allen
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. - Dr Wayne Dyer

The subconscious mind will not take the trouble to work for those who do not believe in it. - Theodore Simon Jouffrey
The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright
The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. - Pema Chodron
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. - Peggy O'Mara
The world we see is entirely the result of our own perception. - Clare Wilde
There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.
- Darwin P Kingsley
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. - Napoleon Hill
There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in. - Jane Roberts
There is neither good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. - Richard Rorty
These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - William James
Think you can’t, and you will likely prove it by not even trying. - Che Garman
Thought is the strongest thing we have. - Albert Schweitzer
Thoughts are energy. You can make or break your world by thinking. - Susan S Taylor
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. - Muhammad Ali
To be champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. - Sugar Ray Robinson
To fly as fast as thoughts, to be anywhere there is, you must first begin by knowing that you have already arrived. - Richard Bach
To move ahead you need to believe in yourself, have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs. - Adlin Sinclair
Upon this little word belief hang all your sorrows and joys. - James Allen
We are each a walking manifestation of our predominant thoughts. - David Lawrence Preston
We are not troubled by things, but by the opinion which we have of things. - Epictetus
We are programmed by our past beliefs, which we inherited from our parents, our cultural traditions sometimes, and our social conditioning. - Deepak Chopra
We are what we believe we are. - Benjamin Cardozo
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. - Buddha
We cannot sustain a mental image of a goal that is inconsistent with our beliefs. - Robert Anthony
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King, Jr
We question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. - Orson Scott Card
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
- Vince Lombardi
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - Sir John Lubbock

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. - Mike Murdock
What you see is evidence of what you believe. - Dr Wayne Dyer
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill
When the facts change, I change my mind. - John Maynard Keynes
When we plant a seed, we don't keep digging up the soil to see if it's growing. - Susan Santucci
When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. - Dr David Schwartz
When you believe yourself to be master of your thoughts, you become so. - Emile Coué
When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it. - Unknown
When you think, imagine, talk and behave like the person you want to be, you will become that person. - David L Preston
When you understand how the mind-brain functions together, you know that faith, which is believing before seeing, is the natural process of creation. - Robert Anthony
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way you are right. - Henry Ford
Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs. - Maxwell Maltz
You are given the gifts of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs.
- Jane Roberts
You are not what you think you are, but what you THINK, you ARE. - Brian Tracy
You are walking, talking evidence of your beliefs. - Robert Anthony

You are what you are because of what goes into your mind. - Zig Ziglar
You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith. - Napoleon Hill
You can change anything about yourself quite quickly. All you have to do is give up the belief system that says that it takes a long time to change. - Robert Anthony
You can do it if you believe you can. - Napoleon Hill
You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it.
- Robert Anthony
You can’t change your attitude without changing the beliefs that automatically create it.
- Che Garman
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer. - Byron Katie
You must learn to deal with your own beliefs directly or you will be forced to deal with them indirectly. - Seth-Roberts
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.
- Denis Waitley
You rarely achieve more than you expect. - Carol Grosse
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen
You’ll see it when you believe it. - Dr Wayne Dyer
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. - Alan Alda
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results. - Mark Victor Hansen
Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny. - Gandhi
You've got to win in your mind before you can win in your life. - John Addison

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