As men’s prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.
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- Vain are the thousand creeds that move men’s hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
- A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.
- If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics –a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage –surely that proves that you are in the right?
- The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.
- We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
- The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.