'Could you believe in the existence of such a colossal dunce?'
Then wotted he nought of that other land which is called Believe-on-Me, that is the land of promise which behoves to the king Delightful and shall be for ever where there is no death and no birth neither wiving nor mothering at which all shall come as many as believe on it?
It was reported, and believed by many, that an Indian had drawn his arrow against the badge, and that the missile struck it, and fell harmless to the ground.
Harris believes to this day that George and I planned it all beforehand.
I believe with your Majesty that Monsieur de Treville’s guarantee is more than sufficient.”
He and the other mercenaries can separate what they believe from what they are forced to do.
Perhaps these questions are entertained only in youth, as most believe of poetry.
I believe at this moment, as truly as I ever believed, that he knew what was best, and that his hopes and wishes ought to be my hopes and wishes too."
That he had prepared his speech I do not believe for there was not even one shorthandwriter in the hall.
We gave him all the regular ones—the time-honoured lies that have done duty up the river with every boating-man for years past—and added seven entirely original ones that we had invented for ourselves, including a really quite likely story, founded, to a certain extent, on an all but true episode, which had actually happened in a modified degree some years ago to friends of ours—a story that a mere child could have believed without injuring itself, much.
We shall tell what men have believed about Jesus of Nazareth, but him we shall treat as being what he appeared to be, a man, just as a painter must needs paint him as a man.
The Secret which I had believed until this moment to be within my grasp seemed now farther from my reach than ever.
“Don’t believe it then,” said the gentleman, smiling amicably,“what’s the good of believing against your will?
So that whatever changes her own belief might undergo (and it accommodated itself to a prodigious variety of opinion, taken from all sorts of doctors among the Dissenters) she had not the least scruple in ordering all her tenants and inferiors to follow and believe after her.
The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar religious experience, and is driven as he believes into the silent gravity and exclusiveness by his faith, may think it is not true; but Zoroaster, thousands of years ago, travelled the same road and had the same experience; but he, being wise, knew it to be universal, and treated his neighbors accordingly, and is even said to have invented and established worship among men.
BOOK 42 Luke 42:001:001 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 42:001:002 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 42:001:003 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 42:001:004 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
44:018:027 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: 44:018:028 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
Yet he believed above all in the Holy Spirit as the "Spirit of spirits," the true agent of God in the world.
Because the dream which realizes his desire is believed during sleep, it removes the desire and makes sleep possible.