— Michael Korda British writer 1933
Disputed, Attributed to Korda in The Power of Choice (2007) by Joyce Guccione, p. 52, the earliest occurrence of such phrasing yet located is by Martin Lawrence, in "What Up?" in Upscale : The Successful Black Magazine (February 1993), p. 79: "If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there."
— Michael Korda British writer 1933
„Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.“
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
Attributed, Book III, Ch. 8
„If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Disputed, Earliest attribution found in Who Said That?: More than 2,500 Usable Quotes and Illustrations https://books.google.nl/books?id=7mn8AwAAQBAJ&pg=PT63 (1995) by George Sweeting. Online sources always attribute the quote to Augustine, but never specify in which of his works it is to be found.
„If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.“
— Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945
Misattributed, Compare sourced quote set forth above: "The English follow the principle that when one lies, it should be a big lie, and one should stick to it." Attributed to Goebbels in Publications Relating to Various Aspects of Communism http://books.google.com/books?id=iLAnAQAAMAAJ&q=%22If+you+repeat+a+lie+often+enough,+people+will+believe+it.%22&dq=%22If+you+repeat+a+lie+often+enough,+people+will+believe+it.%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=U4gPUvObG4qMyQHlhYAw&ved=0CGQQ6AEwCQ (1946), by United States Congress, House Committee on Un-American Activities. No reliable source has been located, and this is probably simply a further variation of the Big Lie idea. Variants: If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes truth. If you repeat a lie many times, people are bound to start believing it. Attributed in The Sack of Rome (2006) by Alexander Stille, p. 14, and also attributed in A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance (2003) by Mike Moore, p. 63.
„Naturally I don't believe books and I don't believe teachers, but I do believe-it's important for me to believe you [Gene]. Christ, I've got to believe you, at least. I know you better than anybody.“
— John Knowles, livro A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace (1959), Finny, on his trust in Gene. P. 163
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
— Niels Bohr Danish physicist 1885 - 1962
Disputed, Reply to a visitor to his home in Tisvilde who asked him if he really believed a horseshoe above his door brought him luck, as quoted in Inward Bound : Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (1986) by Abraham Pais, p. 210 In most published accounts of this anecdote such was Bohr's reply to his friend, but in one early account, in The Interaction Between Science and Philosophy (1974) by Samuel Sambursky, p. 357, Bohr was at a friend's house and asked "Do you really believe in this?" to which his friend replied "Oh, I don't believe in it. But I am told it works even if you don't believe in it." Variant: No, but I'm told it works even if you don't believe in it.
„The rules were always there. There was always one rule; don't break the golden rule, which is if someone says that they love your music, so they love you and you're amazing; you're not amazing. You're not amazing. It's not you, they don't know you, you know? It's not that way. So don't believe that. I don't believe that about myself, and I don't believe when someone likes me too much or hates me too much. I don't believe they know what they're talking about.“
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
" JOSHUA HOMME: “IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT’S BEEN SAID, IT’S NEVER BEEN SAID BY ME” http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2010/09/josh-homme-interview-zane-lowe/", Antiquet (August 27th, 2009)
„This is going to be an image for the history books. If you come, I believe this may, and it may be in 100 years from now or 200 years from now, I believe this will be remembered as the moment America turned the corner. I don't know how it works out. I don't know if it even works out in my lifetime. But I believe this is the pivot point. Be there, with your children.“
— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964
2010s, 2010, The Glenn Beck Program Premiere Radio Networks 2010-06-08 Beck believes that in 100 to 200 years, his 8-28 rally "will be remembered as the moment America turned the corner" 2010-06-08 Media Matters for America http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201006080027 on his Restoring Honor rally on 2010-08-28
— Fran Lebowitz author and public speaker from the United States 1950
Other, Reported by Steve Pinker, " I am Steve Pinker, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard. Ask me anything. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a67x4/i_am_steve_pinker_a_cognitive_psychologist_at/c8uiccn", Reddit.com (March 12, 2013).
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
Miscellaneous, Source: Quotation #32866 from Michael Moncur's (Cynical) Quotations:
„I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting.“
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Academy of Achievement interview (2006)
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
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