Believer Quotes (8 quotes)
As to the Christian religion, Sir, there is a balance in its favor from the number of great men who have been convinced of its truth after a serious consideration of the question. Grotius was an acute man, a lawyer, a man accustomed to examine evidence, and he was convinced. Grotius was not a recluse, but a man of the world, who surely had no bias on the side of religion. Sir Isaac Newton set out an infidel, and came to be a very firm believer.
Both Religion and science require faith in God. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations.
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 wholethe church, party, nationand not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society.
I am a firm believer in the theory that you can do or be anything that you wish in this world, within reason, if you are prepared to make the sacrifices, think and work hard enough and long enough.
It is certainly true in the United States that there is an uneasiness about certain aspects of science, particularly evolution, because it conflicts, in some peoples minds, with their sense of how we all came to be. But you know, if you are a believer in God, its hard to imagine that God would somehow put this incontrovertible evidence in front of us about our relationship to other living organisms and expect us to disbelieve it. I mean, that doesn't make sense at all.
Rutherford was as straightforward and unpretentious as a physicist as he was elsewhere in life, and that no doubt was one of the secrets of his success. I was always a believer in simplicity, being a simple man myself, he said. If a principle of physics could not be explained to a barmaid, he insisted, the problem was with the principle, not the barmaid.
The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
The desire for guidance, love, and support prompts men to form the social or moral conception of God. This is the God of Providence, who protects, disposes, rewards, and punishes; the God who, according to the limits of the believers outlook, loves and cherishes the life of the tribe or of the human race, or even or life itself; the comforter in sorrow and unsatisfied longing; he who preserves the souls of the dead. This is the social or moral conception of God.