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I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.
Dwight L. Moody
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.
We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
H. G. Wells
The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort.
Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.
I don't subscribe to any particular doctrine or ideology. I just think that there's kind of a good and bad, the good being life in its purest, happiest form, and the other being the darker side of existence.
Michael J. Fox
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard M. Nixon
I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.
The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Let me tell you what the Cain Doctrine would be, as it relates to Israel if I were president. You mess with Israel, you are messing with the United States of America!
There are times in history where a particular doctrine becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.
The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine.
Ellen G. White
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
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