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.
- 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.
- 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?
- Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.