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.
- 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?
- A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.
- There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.
- Light half-believers of our casual creeds, who never deeply felt, nor clearly will d, whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds, whose vague resolves never have been fulfilled.
- 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.