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It's a useful habit never to believe more than half of what people tell you, and not to concern yourself with the rest. Rather keep your mind free and your path your own.

Independent People
One can only believe entirely, perhaps, in what one cannot see.

She believed in angels, and, because she believed, they existed.

The Hour of the Star
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.
First we have to believe, and then we believe
Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better
It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep
Believe one who has tried it
We are slow to believe what if believed would hurt our feelings
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
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