Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world right now for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy if we believed in the Easter Bunny we might well believe that.
Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old and that's a pity.
I've always believed that if you put in the work the results will come.
I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.
The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton the founder of this newspaper insisted on it.
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
To become properly acquainted with a truth we must first have disbelieved it and disputed against it.
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
Who never doubted never half believed. Where doubt is there truth is - it is her shadow.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I am blessed for what I have but I believed in it from the beginning. Today the dream is the same: I still want to travel I still want to entertain and I most certainly still want to have fun.
For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date.
I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress is due to his own efforts and 2% to his teacher.
You never know what's going to happen. My mother was an English teacher. If someone had told her that I was going to write a book she would never have believed that. So you can never say never.
I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.
Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe.
I had a lot of encouragement and tolerance from my parents but I also have many friends who didn't get that from their parents and in a way they have more strength from spending years where nobody believed in them.
They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports.
It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.
Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values we believed than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism.
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
So many schools are getting rid of music programs and it's really sad because I know that when I started singing and stuff it was something that I always wanted to do and I never believed in myself to be able to do it.
I was not afraid of the press or the militants. It was uncomfortable but I was not afraid. With respect to the press I knew I knew more than they knew about city matters. With respect to the militants I understood it. I mean everybody believed in those days that they were being screwed you know that somebody was getting ahead of them.