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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