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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. (Quote by - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"))

The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

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. (Quote by - Dr. John Donne)

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! (Quote by - Thomas Moore)

Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life. (Quote by - Matthew Prior)

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for diose who deny the whole of it. (Quote by - Walter Colton)

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. (Quote by - Samuel Butler 1)

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, (Quote by - Elizabeth I)

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. (Quote by - John Dryden)

How absurd to try to make two men think alike on matters of religion, when I cannot make two timepieces agree! (Quote by - Charles V)

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. (Quote by - Samuel Butler (1))

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. (Quote by - William Wordsworth)

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. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)

Orthodoxy, my Lord,: said Bishop Warburton, in a whisper,-- orthodoxy is my doxy,--heterodoxy is another man's doxy." (Quote by - Dr. Joseph Priestly)

Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn, to the sea, And Wickliff's dust shall spread abroad Wide as the waters be. (Quote by - Daniel Webster)

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. (Quote by - Lorenzo Dow)


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