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I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a suspension of belief. A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That doctrine of peace at any price has done more mischief than any I can well recall that have been afloat in this country. It has occasioned more wars than any of the most ruthless conquerors. It has disturbed and nearly destroyed that political equilibrium so necessary to the liberties and the welfare of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The urgent consideration of the public safety may undoubtedly authorize the violation of every positive law. How far that or any other consideration may operate to dissolve the natural obligations of humanity and justice, is a doctrine of which I still desire to remain ignorant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No member of society has the right to teach any doctrine contrary to what society holds to be true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a person is determined to believe something, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The genius of capitalism consists precisely in its lack of morality. Unless he is rich enough to hire his own choir, a capitalist is a fellow who, by definition, can ill afford to believe in anything other than the doctrine of the bottom line. Deprive a capitalist of his God-given right to lie and cheat and steal, and the poor sap stands a better than even chance of becoming one of the abominable wards of the state from whose grimy fingers the Reagan Administration hopes to snatch the ark of democracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To punish a man because he has committed a crime, or because he is believed, though unjustly, to have committed a crime, is not persecution. To punish a man, because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Board President: So, we've covered abortion, church and state, predestination, drug abuse, prostitution -- ah, yes, homosexuality. How do you approach the homosexuality problem, Camille?
Camille: Well, um, I'm not really sure I'd consider it a problem.
Martin: I like what you said over at Tom's, Camille said that it's important to love the sinner but hate the sin, so that you're allowed to feel the desire but not act on that desire.
Camille: Well, in hetero-- in retro-spect, sorry -- I've come to think that there's a lot of room for multiciplicity in God's creation.
Reverend DeBoer: You are aware that that is contrary to doctrine in this matter.
Camille: God... God cannot be so cruel as to decree that people like... like that can never, ever be contented. I mean, one's devotions are not entirely chosen.More [01/09/2006 12:01:00]
“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.”More [08/05/2007 12:08:00]
- There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church.More [11/22/2007 12:11:00]
Narrator: Yes, I used to be a fundamentalist Christian. I learned the doctrine at my school, Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California. Our school mascot was a Crusader, because our mission was to do battle with the secular world. But not just the secular world. We also knew that Satan worked through other versions of Christianity, and we fought those, too.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
[Showing frightening paintings of the damned in Hell]
Narrator: What is salvation? Well, it's the opposite of damnation. I learned that Hell is a real place where you really do go if you have not been forgiven by Jesus Christ. When the school says that each student will be encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this is what encouragement means: Be forgiven - or be damned. But Jesus was a great guy! He'd forgive you for anything. Lying, murder, Internet pornography, anything. He'd even forgive you for speaking against Jesus himself. But apparently just to make things interesting, Jesus did add one extra rule to the mix. There actually is one unforgivable sin: denial of the Holy Spirit. If you do that, you are eternally damned. It says so right there in the Bible, twice. It's a doubly infallible rule. Deny the Holy Spirit and you can never, ever, go anywhere but Hell. And as luck would have it, the Holy Spirit is the easiest thing in the entire Doctrine to doubt. God is out of your reach, Jesus was two thousand years ago, but the Holy Spirit is with you, right here, right now, so you'd better really actually feel the Holy Spirit. You can't deny it in your thoughts, because Jesus is *in* your thoughts. And if your mind starts to wander to the fact that there's no more evidence for this Holy Spirit than there is for the existence of unicorns? Guess what you may have done. The greatest crime in fundamentalist Christianity is to think. And when I was a Village Christian, I was terrified that I'd accidentally done this.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.More [02/07/2008 12:02:00]
First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.More [03/29/2008 12:03:00]
This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished.More [03/29/2008 12:03:00]
Spalding Gray:
So five years of bombing, a diet of bark, bugs, lizards and leaves up in the Cambodian jungles, an education in Paris environs in a strict Maoist doctrine with a touch of Rousseau, and other things that we will probably never know about in our lifetime. Including perhaps an invisible cloud of evil that circles the Earth and lands at random in places like Iran, Beirut, Germany, Cambodia, America, set the Khmer Rouge out to commit the worst auto-homeo genocide in modern history

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Father Seamus:
Tell me. Is celibacy just as difficult for a woman as it is for a man?

Charlie McManus:
I wouldn't know... I must come clean, though, I, I had a man in my bed last night. All night. You see, the way I see it, sex is allowed.

Father Seamus:
Ah, ha... ha!

Charlie McManus:
No. No, it's the doctrine of original sin. You see, we're all born sinful, except for Jesus who was perfect of course. And he was sent to save us. But how could he save us unless we're sinning? So we have to go on sinning in order to be saved and go to Heaven. That's how Christianity works. That's why it suits so many people.

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From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They are the ground, the books, the academes, from whence doth spring the true Promethean fire. O, we have made a vow to study, lords, and in that vow we have forsworn our books; For when would you, my liege, or you, or you in leaden contemplation have found out such fiery numbers as the prompting eyes of beauty's tutors have enriched you with? Other slow arts entirely keep the brain, and therefore, finding barren practisers, scarce show a harvest of their heavy toil; But love, first learned in a lady's eyes, lives not alone immured in the brain but with the motion of all elements courses as swift as thought in every power and gives to every power a double power, above their functions and their offices. It adds a precious seeing to the eye: A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind. A lover's ear will hear the lowest sound. Love's feeling is more soft and sensible than are the tender horns of cockled snails. Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste, for valour, is not Love a Hercules, still climbing trees in the Hesperides? Subtle as Sphinx, as sweet and musical as bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair. And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods make heaven drowsy with the harmony. Heaven. I'm in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak...

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From women's eyes this doctrine I derive, they sparkle still the right promethean fire. They are the books, the arts, the acedemes that show, contain and nourish all the world.

I have no clue what you just said, but it sure sounded nice.

That's Shakespeare, now he's European.

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I believe smashing them is less a crime than making them. I am going to break two of your figurines first, and if you can demonstrate your knowledge of the Doctrine of Stoicism by holding back your tears, I'll stop.

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Martin Luther:
I cannot renounce all of my works because they are not all the same.First are those books in which if I have described Christian faith and life so simply that even my opponents have admitted that these books are useful. To renounce these writings would be unthinkable for that would be to renounce accepted Christian truths... The second group of my work is directed aginst the foul doctrine and evil living of the Popes, past and present... Through the laws of the Pope and the doctrines of men, the consciences of the faithful have been miserably vexed and flayed. If I recant these books, I will do nothing but add strength to tyranny and open not just the windows but also the doors to this great ungodliness... In the third group I have written against private persons and individuals who uphold Roman tyranny and have attacked my own efforts to encourage piety to Christ. I confess that I have written too harshly. I am but a man and I can err. Only let my errors be proven by Scripture and I will revoke my work and throw my books into the fire.

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Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.More [07/07/2011 08:07:27]
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.More [07/07/2011 04:07:23]
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.More [07/14/2011 06:07:45]
We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place.More [07/18/2011 03:07:29]
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth. More [08/18/2011 11:08:37]
The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction. More [09/02/2011 11:09:29]
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. More [09/02/2011 11:09:46]
The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods.More [09/21/2011 04:09:02]
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.More [10/28/2011 01:10:45]
I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always, when we come to apply our general doctrine to our own case, to claim an exception.More [11/23/2011 07:11:56]
Optimist: a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.More [12/31/2011 03:12:45]
The doctrine of evolution implies the passage from the most organised to the least organised, or, in other terms, from the most general to the most special. Roughly, we say that there is a gradual 'adding on' of the more and more special, a continual adding on of new organisations. But this 'adding on' is at the same time a 'keeping down'. The higher nervous arrangements evolved out of the lower keep down those lower, just as a government evolved out of a nation controls as well as directs that nation.More [02/14/2012 04:02:57]
In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.More [03/28/2012 11:03:01]
It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement.More [04/23/2012 11:04:44]
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.More [05/07/2012 01:05:44]
The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.More [11/30/2012 05:11:20]
The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable.More [11/30/2012 05:11:06]
The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action.More [11/30/2012 05:11:19]
Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith, is a mystery.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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