65 True Believer Quotes On Success In Life

These true believer quotes will inspire you. True believer is a person who professes absolute belief in something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true believer quotes, true believer sayings, and true believer proverbs.

Best True Believer Quotes

  1. “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  2. “Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  3. “The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  4. “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  5. “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  6. “A doctrine insulates the devout not only against the realities around them but also against their own selves. The fanatical believer is not conscious of his envy, malice, pettiness and dishonesty. There is a wall of words between his consciousness and his real self.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  7. “It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  8. “I’ve always been a true believer that if men had babies, nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies.” ~ Scott Ian
  9. “Everybody is a True Believer. Everybody has a little nugget they’re convinced of that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side. And they’re convinced it’s fact.” ~ Jane Haddam
  10. “The technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  11. “True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  12. “We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  13. “Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  14. “The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  15. “The true believer is rewarded in everything, even in affliction.” ~ Abu Bakr

  16. “There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  17. “The impression somehow prevails that the true believer, particularly the religious individual, is a humble person. The truth is that the surrendering and humbling of the self breeds pride and arrogance.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  18. “A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  19. “All mass movements strive, therefore, to interpose a fact-proof screen between the faithful and the realities of the world. They do this by claiming that the ultimate and absolute truth is already embodied in their doctrine and that there is no truth nor certitude outside it. The facts on which the true believer bases his conclusions must not be derived from his experience or observation but from holy writ.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  20. “A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  21. “No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  22. “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 whole the church, party, nation and not to his fellow true believer. True loyalty between individuals is possible only in a loose and relatively free society .” ~ Eric Hoffer
  23. “Instead of working so hard to prove the skeptics wrong, it makes a lot more sense to delight the true believers.
    They deserve it, after all, and they’re the ones that are going to spread the word for you.” ~ Seth Godin
  24. “In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.” ~ King Hussein I , True believer quotes life
  25. “I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.” ~ Sandra Bullock

  26. “The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others. The impression somehow prevails that the true believer, particularly the religious individual, is a humble person. The truth is that the surrendering and humbling of the self breed pride and arrogance. The true believer is apt to see himself as one of the chosen, the salt of the earth, a prince disguised in meekness, who is destined to inherit this earth and the kingdom of heaven, too. He who is not of his faith is evil; he who will not listen shall perish.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  27. “The truth seems to be that propaganda on its own cannot force its way into unwilling minds; neither can it inculcate something wholly new; nor can it keep people persuaded once they have ceased to believe. It penetrates into minds already open, and rather than instill opinion it articulates and justifies opinions already present in the minds of its recipients.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  28. “Proselytizing is more a passionate search for something not yet found than a desire to bestow upon the world something we already have. It is a search for a final and irrefutable demonstration that our absolute truth is indeed the one and only truth. The proselytizing fanatic strengthens his own faith by converting others.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  29. “The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility” ~ Eric Hoffer
  30. “A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  31. “Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  32. “Self-contempt, however vague, sharpens our eyes for the imperfections of others. We usually strive to reveal in others the blemishes we hide in ourselves.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  33. “The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic; one thread not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  34. “It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from their sense of inadequacy and impotence. We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  35. “Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  36. “The greatest weariness comes from work not done.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  37. “Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  38. “An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  39. “You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  40. “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Stephen Leacock

  41. “People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  42. “You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  43. “I think President Obama is the most radical president this nation’s ever seen. And in particular, I think he is a true believer in government control of the economy and of our everyday lives. In my judgment, we are facing what I consider to be the epic battle of our generation, quite literally the battle over whether we remain a free market nation.” ~ Ted Cruz
  44. “The urge to escape our real self is also an urge to escape the rational and the obvious.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  45. “It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations — past and present — are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual’s hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  46. “Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  47. “To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  48. “There is a powerful craving in most of us to see ourselves as instruments in the hands of others and thus free ourselves from the responsibility for acts which are prompted by our own questionable inclinations and impulses.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  49. “The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready is he to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  50. “We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  51. “Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  52. “The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  53. “They who clamor loudest for freedom are often the ones least likely to be happy in a free society.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  54. “Unless a man has the talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  55. “We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  56. “The harder I work the more I live.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  57. “To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  58. “A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine and promises but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaningless of an individual existence. It cures the poignantly frustrated not by conferring upon them an absolute truth or by remedying the difficulties and abuses which made their lives miserable, but by freeing them from their ineffectual selves and it does this by enfolding and absorbing them into a closely knit and exultant corporate whole.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  59. “This sort of dwindling band of true believers each year gets together and talks about the wonderful progress that’s been made. None of the rest of us can ever see that.” ~ Robert L. Park

  60. “When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  61. “True believers aren’t about to be seduced by the facts.” ~ Gary Sloan
  62. “But would we know, whether the pretended prophet had really attained a just sentiment of morals? Let us attend to his narration; and we shall soon find, that he bestows praise on such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilized society. No steady rule of right seems there to be attended to; and every action is blamed or praised, so far only as it is beneficial or hurtful to the true believers.” ~ David Hume
  63. “No evidence against a firmly-held belief, no matter how good or abundant it may be, will sway the true believer.” ~ James Randi

  64. “If H. P. Lovecraft and H. L. Mencken had ever collaborated, they might have come up with something like The Edge of Reason. This one will delight thinkers-and outrage true believers-of all stripes.” ~ George R. R. Martin
  65. “Belief is a virus, and once it gets into you, its first order of business is to preserve itself, and the way it preserves itself is to keep you from having any doubts, and the way it keeps you from doubting is to blind you to the way things really are. Evidence contrary to the belief can be staring you straight in the face, and you won’t see it… True believers just don’t see things the way they are, because if they did, they wouldn’t be true believers anymore.” ~ Philip Caputo

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