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Quotes of the Day for 20 November 2003 – I Believe

A reader asked for quotes on the subject "I Believe," and I'm glad to oblige.

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The quotes:

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
     - Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
     - Alice Walker

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is beter to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
     - Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
     - Tom Robbins

Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll have another drink.
     - W. C. Fields, 1880 - 1946


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