“The majority of men… are not capable of thinking, but only of believing, and… are not accessible to reason, but only to authority.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
“You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage.”
~ John Lewis
Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”
– John Lennon
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them.
All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they
have of themselves.
— Albert Camus
We may believe that we know what another person is thinking, but most often our efforts at ‘mind reading’ are projections of our own inner, self-centered concerns.
— Susan Edmiston, Leonard Scheff
That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
— George Carlin