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My doctrine is not a doctrine but just a vision. I have not given you any set rules, I have not given you a system.

Buddha Quotes

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You can and you can't,--You shall and you shan't--You will and you won't--And you will be damned if you do--And you will be damned if you don't.

Lorenzo Dow ("Crazy Dow") Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Love of God (ch. 6), defining Calvinism

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I think a man's duty is to find out where the truth is, or if he cannot, at least to take the best possible human doctrine and the hardest to disprove, and to ride on this like a raft over the waters of life

Plato Quotes

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The (Christian) "doctrines" are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Quotes

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There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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The main doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God

Andrew White Quotes

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A doctrine capable of being stated only in obscure and involved terms is open to reasonable suspicion of being either crude or erroneous

Frederick Pollock Quotes

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That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ephesians (ch. IV, v. 14-16)

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For his religion, it was fit To match his learning and his wit; 'Twas Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true Church Militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox, By Apostolic blows and knocks.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 189)

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What makes all doctrines plain and clear?-- About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before Prove false again? Two hundred more.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto I, l. 1,277)

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O how far remov'd, Predestination! is thy foot from such As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, O mortal men! be wary how ye judge: For we, who see the Maker, know not yet The number of the chosen; and esteem Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: For all good is, in that primal good, Concentrate; and God's will and ours are one.

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Vision of Paradise (canto XX, l. 122)

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The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Endymion (ch. LIV)

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He was the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it; And what that word did make it, I do believe and take it.

Dr. John Donne Quotes , Source: Divine Poems--On the Sacrament, (Flesher's Edition)

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And after hearing what our Church can say, If still our reason runs another way, That private reason 'tis more just to curb, Than by disputes the public peace disturb; For points obscure are of small use to learn, But common quiet is mankind's concern.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Religio Laici (l. 445)

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'Twas God the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what the word did make it, That I believe and take it. - Elizabeth I,

Elizabeth I Quotes , Source: in Clark's "Ecclesiastical History--Life of Queen Elizabeth", p. 94 (edition 1675)

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Theology is Anthropology. [Ger., Die Theologie ist die Anthropologie.]

Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach Quotes , Source: Wesen des Christenthums

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Thus this brook hath conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean. And thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Church History (sec. II, bk. IV, par. 53), Wickliffe's body was burned and his ashes thrown into the

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Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by my side In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree? Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried, If he kneel not before the same altar with me? From the heretic girl of my soul should I fly, To seek somewhere else a more orthodox kiss? No! perish the hearts, and the laws that try Truth, valour, or love, by a standard like this!

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Irish Melodies--Come Send Round the Wine

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"Orthodoxy, my Lord,: said Bishop Warburton, in a whisper,-- "orthodoxy is my doxy,--heterodoxy is another man's doxy."

Dr. Joseph Priestly Quotes , Source: Memoirs (vol. I, p. 572)

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Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life. - Matthew Prior,

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: To Dr. Sherlock--On his Practical Discourse Concerning Death

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The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn, to the sea, And Wickliff's dust shall spread abroad Wide as the waters be.

Daniel Webster Quotes , Source: quoted in an address before the Sons of New Hampshire

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As thou these ashes, little brook! will bear Into the Avon, Avon to the tide Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, Into main ocean they, this deed accurst, An emblem yields to friends and enemies How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified By truth, shall spread throughout the world dispersed.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastical Sketches (pt. II, Wicliffe)

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