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").
Without any intrusion of words, you may believe in the correctness of your image.
The fact was that he had ceased to believe
not for this reason or the other, but because he had not the religious temperament.
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?
"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."
As much as one merely human being can help another I believe
that he has helped me; he has not influenced me in aesthetics only, but in ethics, too, so that I can never again see life in the way I saw it before I knew him.
"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.