Belief

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I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted
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