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The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
by Philip K. Dick

The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
whenever and wherever the two come into conflict.
- Philip K. Dick

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Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision,
like the decision to step out in front of a moving car.
You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
- Philip K. Dick

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;
they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the
consequences of this resistance.
- Philip K. Dick

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.
If you can control the meaning of words,
you can control the people who must use the words.
- Philip K. Dick

 

Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
- Philip K. Dick

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it,
doesn't go away.
- Philip K. Dick

It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
- Philip K. Dick

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Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
- Philip K. Dick

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say,
really do not know anything.
We can't talk about science, because our knowledge
of it is limited and unofficial,
and usually our fiction is dreadful.
- Philip K. Dick

The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time;
it uses up the better part of your life and when you
are finished what you know is that you would have benefited
more by going into banking.
- Philip K. Dick

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie


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