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True Believer Quotes

True Believer Quotes by Charles Spurgeon, Eric Hoffer, Mark Thomas, Ismail Haniyeh, Augustus Toplady, George R. R. Martin and many others.

The verb ‘highly favored’ (Luke 1:28) is the same as ‘made us accepted’ in Ephesians 1:6, referring to all of God’s children. All true believers have been ‘highly graced’ by the Lord.
Charles Spurgeon
The urge to escape our real self is also an urge to escape the rational and the obvious.
Eric Hoffer
Most true believers, when faced with evidence that contradicts their beliefs, will hold on to those beliefs even more strongly.
Mark Thomas
We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood…We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs.
Ismail Haniyeh
To a true believer, death is but going to church: from the church below to the church above.
Augustus Toplady
A doctrine insulates the devout not only against the realities around them but also against their own selves. The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy, malice, pettiness and dishonesty. There is a wall of words between his consciousness and his real self.
Eric Hoffer
We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.
Eric Hoffer
If H. P. Lovecraft and H. L. Mencken had ever collaborated, they might have come up with something like The Edge of Reason. This one will delight thinkers-and outrage true believers-of all stripes.
George R. R. Martin
When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.
Bob Woodward
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
Eric Hoffer
True believers aren’t about to be seduced by the facts.
Gary Sloan
The true believer is not someone who disengages from this world in order to focus on heaven, but rather the one who tries to make this world more like heaven.
Alister E. McGrath
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Faith has its price. When misfortune strikes the true believer, he assumes he has done something to deserve punishment, but isn’t quite certain what. The realist, recognizing that he lives in a Darwinian universe, is simply grateful to have made it to another sunset.
Jack McDevitt
I’m a true believer that you get out of something what you put into it.
Jessica Chastain
I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.
Sandra Bullock
I’m a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so I’m never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer.
Frank Abagnale
I am an agnostic on most matters of faith, but on the subjects of maps I have always been a true believer. It is on the map, therefore it is, and I am.
Tony Horwitz
I’m a true believer in working hard and partying hard. I’m fortunate to be one of those people who can have just as much fun partying without alcohol.
Richard Branson
I think it becomes incumbent upon a candidate to essentially disavow some of the things that are in that party platform. Otherwise, I think the assumption is that you are a true believer.
Pete Gallego
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
Eric Hoffer
I’m a true believer that unless you’re Prince or Stevie Wonder – and even Prince is showing that he needs help – not everybody can produce themselves. I’m definitely not that person.
Meshell Ndegeocello
It seemed there was always a close correlation between true believers and high body counts.
Dan Brown
As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer – and this is not to be overly diplomatic – I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything.
Darren Criss
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffer
I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams.
Julie Payette
Collective unity is not the result of the brotherly love of the faithful for each other. The loyalty of the true believer is to the whole the church, party, nation and not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society .
Eric Hoffer
Everybody is a True Believer. Everybody has a little nugget they’re convinced of that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side. And they’re convinced it’s fact.
Jane Haddam
The passing of Marxism-Leninism first from China and then from the Soviet Union will mean its death as a living ideology … . For while there may be some isolated true believers left in places like Managua, Pyongyang, or Cambridge, MA.
Francis Fukuyama
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Stephen Leacock
The true believer, no matter how rowdy and violent his acts, is basically an obedient and submissive person.
Eric Hoffer
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer
there are the non-believers, make believers and true believers!
Sister Souljah
I am a true believer that a record should not be a bunch of songs that sound exactly the same.
Bethany Cosentino
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Eric Hoffer
You know for years, I’ve heard financial experts stress the importance of teaching your kids about money, but it wasn’t until I saw my own son’s perspective change that I became a true believer.
LZ Granderson
True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society.
Eric Hoffer
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer
The technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure.
Eric Hoffer
Soul-winning is the chief business of the Christian minister; it should be the main pursuit of every true believer.
Charles Spurgeon
Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy – citizens devoted to the democratic ideals – do not constantly oppose them.
Charles Edison
Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
Eric Hoffer
Coincidence is the science of the true believer.
Chet Raymo
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer
Self-contempt, however vague, sharpens our eyes for the imperfections of others. We usually strive to reveal in others the blemishes we hide in ourselves.
Eric Hoffer
Your sweet spot is in between the true believers and the scoffing skeptics.
Rob Brezsny
You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone.
Eric Hoffer
The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.
Eric Hoffer
Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the people inside the USSR really thought, the army of true believers that we think we see in the Arab world is an illusion.
Natan Sharansky
Faith in God means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers.
Joss Whedon
The bounden duty of a true believer towards men who profess to be Christians, and yet deny the Word of the Lord, and reject the fundamentals of the Gospel, is to come out from among them
Charles Spurgeon
Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.
Eric Hoffer
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.
Eric Hoffer
The harder I work the more I live.
George Bernard Shaw
True believers are continually shown by reality that their god doesn’t exist, but have developed extensive coping mechanisms to deal with this cognitive dissonance.
Mark Thomas
I’m a true believer in, people only remember you for your last fight.
Max Holloway
This sort of dwindling band of true believers each year gets together and talks about the wonderful progress that’s been made. None of the rest of us can ever see that.
Robert L. Park
Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden.
Eric Hoffer
A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
Eric Hoffer
There is no horror, no amount of evil in the world, that a true believer can’t rationalize as consistent with a loving God. It’s the ultimate way of fooling yourself.
Jerry A. Coyne
The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.
Abu Bakr
Death is robbed of much of its terror for the true believer.
Billy Graham
In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.
Hussein of Jordan
There is a powerful craving in most of us to see ourselves as instruments in the hands of others and thus free ourselves from the responsibility for acts which are prompted by our own questionable inclinations and impulses.
Eric Hoffer
The impression somehow prevails that the true believer, particularly the religious individual, is a humble person. The truth is that the surrendering and humbling of the self breeds pride and arrogance.
Eric Hoffer
Presidents and presidential assassins are like Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Even though one city is all about sin and the other is all about salvation, they are identical, one-dimensional company towns built up by the sheer will of true believers.
Sarah Vowell
Face front, true believers!
Stan Lee
I’m a true believer in story. I think when you just tell people to think, people tend to get resistant and defensive and feel like you’re accusing them of not thinking.
Jordan Peele
There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.
Eric Hoffer
In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.
King Hussein I
The downside of skepticism: it can easily turn into an arrogant position of a priori rejection of any new phenomenon or idea, a position that is as lacking in critical thinking as the one of the true believer, and that simply does not help either science or the public at large.
Massimo Pigliucci
I’m a true believer that God puts us in situations to help us ultimately get to where we need to be.
Avery Bradley
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations — past and present — are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual’s hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millenia.
Eric Hoffer
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffer
It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.
Eric Hoffer
It was my first impulse, but I chose to play the priest as a true believer who was an absolute man of faith that absolutely supports the church.
William H. Macy
You have to keep your eyes wide open and your head high and realize that you are going to be OK. I do this with work and with being a mom – I’m a true believer that it’s OK to fail, and that there is power in getting back up on the horse.
Katy Mixon
I think there’s a right time for everything, and I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason.
Bella Hadid
Well, any good comeback needs some true believers.
John Boehner
To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Eric Hoffer
Even true believers had consciences, Too bad.
Tom Clancy
The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others.
Eric Hoffer
Your holiest pain comes from your yearning to change yourself in the exact way you’d like the world around you to change…. Your sweet spot is in between the true believers and the scoffing skeptics.
Rob Brezsny
It is time for pastors, priests and all true believers to come out of the closet and stand for truth against the flood of evil.
James Robison
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
Eric Hoffer
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
Eric Hoffer
I am a true believer that we have to change the way we generate and consume energy in the United States.
Tom Steyer
I grew up in a small hotel with many rooms, so when I became aware of ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ I inspected all the wardrobes, sure one had to be a portal to another world. I was also a true believer in faeries, and perhaps still am.
Jo Beverley
I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and in the absolute necessity of a support structure.
Julie Payette
I’m not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the church.
Shaun Cassidy
Pressed for rules and verities, All i recolelct are these: Feed a cold and starve a fever. Argue with no true believer. Think-too-long is never-act. Scratch a myth and find a fact.
Phyllis McGinley
A true believer does not fear physical death, rather he fears the death of his heart
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Every believer is an anarchist at heart. True believers would rather see governments topple and history rewritten than scuff the cover of their faith.
Jeanette Winterson
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding.
Eric Hoffer
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
Eric Hoffer
The existence of hypocrites does not prove the non-existence of true believers.
Charles Spurgeon
When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who’s a true believer, if you die, you know you’re going to heaven to be with God.
Jim Bakker
I still believe in public radio’s potential. Because it’s the one mass medium that’s still crafted almost entirely by true believers.
Sarah Vowell
True believers just don’t see things the way they are, because if they did, they wouldn’t be true believers anymore.
Philip Caputo
They who clamor loudest for freedom are often the ones least likely to be happy in a free society.
Eric Hoffer
I’m a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.
Janet Jackson