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.
Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Profession: British Poet, Critic
Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
Author: Emily Bronte (1818-1848)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
Profession: British Psychologist
As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.
Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth.
Author: Christopher Hampton (1946)
Profession: British Playwright
When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal, corrected ''I believe'' to ''One does feel.''
Author: Ronald Knox (1888-1957)
Profession: British Scholar, Priest
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?
Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)
Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist