As a first approximation, I define belief not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and...
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not...
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing...
Ridicule is the language of the devil
I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I...
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their...
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief...
Teach a parrot the terms supply and demand and you've got an economist.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
History is the essence of innumerable biographies
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished...
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.