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Doctrine Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Doctrine

Please enjoy these Doctrine Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

Every generation tries to put its doctrine on a high
shelf where the children can not reach it.
- Walter Rauschenbusch

 

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.
- Benjamin Tucker

Among the southern tribes, on the contrary,
hats were sometimes worn in the dance,
although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine.
- James Mooney

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies

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There are times in history where a particular doctrine
becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
- Pat Robertson

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.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a
blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
- Steven Pinker

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

Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am
strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights,
for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
- Benjamin F. Wade

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself,
but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid
being deceived by false doctrines.
- Simone Weil

If someone doesn't know their Old Testament,
they don't know right doctrine, right correction,
and they can't be equipped for good works.
- Randall Terry

Christ's riches are unsearchable, and this doctrine
of the gospel is the field this treasure is hidden in.
- Thomas Goodwin

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.
- Thomas Huxley

One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law.
What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.
- Junius

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional
American doctrine of freedom of the seas,
every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
- Josephus Daniels

Many a doctrine is like a window pane.
We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
- Khalil Gibran

When a person is determined to believe something,
the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms them in their faith.
- Junius

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.
- Henry Brooks Adams

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.
- Harlan Stone

The Bible is our rule of faith and doctrine.
- Ellen G. White

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,
on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
- Joseph Brodsky

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong
that we have the power to stop,
and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.
- Anna Sewell

A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution
to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing
about how wealth is created.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave.
Discipline is an index to doctrine.
- Tertullian

Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful,
including what is ugly.
- Ambrose Bierce

Mormonism is the pure doctrine of Jesus Christ;
of which I myself am not ashamed.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

So you're quite right that when...
as the Cold War grew and expanded out of Europe,
we ourselves had to take refuge behind the shield of the Monroe Doctrine.
- E. Howard Hunt

Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith,
is a mystery.
- William Gurnall

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

They're after one world religion and one world government.
That's why they've attacked the Catholic Church so strongly,
to ultimately take control over it by their doctrine.
- Hutton Gibson

It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God,
and therefore the life and governing power of the Church,
resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.
- Charles Hodge

To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of
holy magnificence and holy modesty;
round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
- Charles Williams

We conclude that in the field of public education the
doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place.
- Earl Warren

What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information
from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas
of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine.
- Walter Martin

To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine,
but to kill a man.
- Michael Servetus

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease,
but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for.
There is all the difference in the world.
- Tony Benn

What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive
strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was
to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America.
- Louis Farrakhan

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

This Republic was called into being,
organized,
and is upheld, by a great political doctrine.
- Caleb Cushing

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.
- Bertrand Russell

The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the
unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons
who are coequal in power,
nature, and eternity.
- Walter Martin

Will is nothing more than a particular case of the
general doctrine of association of ideas,
and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.
- Joseph Priestley

The doctrine that all men are, in any sense,
or have been, at any time, free and equal,
is an utterly baseless fiction.
- Thomas Huxley

I'm a participant in the doctrine of constructive ambiguity.
- Vernon A. Walters

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.
- Auberon Herbert

Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the
doctrine of the Holy Spirit,
by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.
- Robert Rainy

Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine
of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.
- John Polkinghorne

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.
- Arlen Specter

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy,
but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
- Immanuel Kant

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda,
is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world.
Logic is transcendental.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there
exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple,
absolute essentials in religion.
- Julia Ward Howe

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.
- Henry Miller

The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism
was probably that of Benjamin Constant.
- Francis Parker Yockey

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.
- Angelina Grimke

The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis
of unproven assertions without evidence;
he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history;
and he failed to build a true international coalition.
- Nancy Pelosi

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.
- Elihu Root

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.
- Sigmund Freud

I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those
whose actions best correspond with their doctrine;
which,
I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those
nations who pretend most to civilization.
- J. G. Stedman

What I've deduced from Obama's teleprompter is this:
The Obama Doctrine is,
essentially, that America sucks.
Everything is our fault.
And to go forward, we must castrate everything that has kept us secure,
because, y'know, we wouldn't want to continue to be safe and strong anymore,
right?
- Doug Giles

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.
- Thomas Babington

There is a set of religious, or rather moral,
writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness,
and vice to misery in this world.
A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine,
and to which we have but one objection,
namely, that it is not true.
- Francois Fenelon

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.
- Anthony Trollope

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.
- John Polkinghorne

The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam;
but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact
that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
- Walter Kaufmann

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.
- Roy Hattersley

I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people
are the slaves and property of their government.
I believe that government is for the use of the people,
and not the people for the use of the government.
- Gerrit Smith


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