Quotes by doctrine

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  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
  • Tony Benn
    Tony Benn
    British Labor politician 1925-
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    A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.
  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight L. Moody
    American evangelist 1837-1899
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    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.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Antisemitism, for instance, is simply not the doctrine of a grown-up person.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
    American lawyer, author, and politician 1930-2012
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    As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
  • Catharine Esther Beecher
    Catharine Esther Beecher
    American educator 1800-1878
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    As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
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    Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined 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 conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    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.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Doctrine tied itself into infinite knots over the realities of sex.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    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.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    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.
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