Quotes about heresy
363 quotes about heresy.
I think all the heretics I have known have been virtuous men. They have the virtue of fortitude or they would not venture to own their heresy; and they cannot afford to be deficient in any of the other virtues, as that would give advantage to their many enemies; and they have not like orthodox sinners, such a number of friends to excuse or justify them. Do not, however mistake me. It is not to my good friend's heresy that I impute his honesty. On the contrary, 'tis his honesty that has brought upon him the character of heretic.
The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.
I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox.
Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine.
With the Gospel men may become heretics.
A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Heresy may be easier kept out than shook off.
A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.
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