about the content of a belief, is that it is always complex: We believe
that a certain thing has a certain property, or a certain relation to something else, or that it occurred or will occur (in the sense discussed at the end of Lecture IX); or we may believe
that all the members of a certain class have a certain property, or that a certain property sometimes occurs among the members of a class; or we may believe
that if one thing happens, another will happen (for example, "if it rains I shall bring my umbrella"), or we may believe
that something does not happen, or did not or will not happen (for example, "it won't rain"); or that one of two things must happen (for example, "either you withdraw your accusation, or I shall bring a libel action").
He was surprised at himself because he ceased to believe
so easily, and, not knowing that he felt as he did on account of the subtle workings of his inmost nature, he ascribed the certainty he had reached to his own cleverness.
you do not believe
in God when he is striking you dead?
Do you mean that I do not believe
in the godhead of the sun or moon, like other men?
To receive that science it is necessary to purify and renew one's inner self, and so before one can know, it is necessary to believe
and to perfect one's self.
I found these here on my return," he said, "and attached to them the card which I believe
is still there.
I cannot believe
it,' interrupted my companion, his face burning with indignation.
Geology would lead us to believe
that almost every continent has been broken up into islands even during the later tertiary periods; and in such islands distinct species might have been separately formed without the possibility of intermediate varieties existing in the intermediate zones.
I don't believe
you ever bother your head about keeping warm in winter and not getting your feet wet.
The letter shall certainly be burnt, if you believe
it essential to the preservation of my regard; but, though we have both reason to think my opinions not entirely unalterable, they are not, I hope, quite so easily changed as that implies.
They have it yet, and I believe
they will have it while I live.
When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe
that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds.