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Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed,
by Felix Adler

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed,
was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect
of a certain inner experience.
- Felix Adler

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion
that each include the other,
each is enriched by the other.
- Felix Adler

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.
- Felix Adler

Love of country is like love of woman -
he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
- Felix Adler

 

The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid
of all ceremonial and formalism.
- Felix Adler

Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening,
May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating
the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.
- Felix Adler

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices,
warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.
- Felix Adler

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The family is the school of duties -
founded on love.
- Felix Adler

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
- Felix Adler

No religion can long continue to maintain its purity
when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.
- Felix Adler

The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified,
furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
- Felix Adler

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.
- Felix Adler

No one can fail to see that the power of the Church
among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing,
or has already ceased.
- Felix Adler

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler

We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended.
- Felix Adler

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining,
and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom
of public assemblies on Sunday.
- Felix Adler

For more than three thousand years men have quarreled
concerning the formulas of their faith.
- Felix Adler

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are
engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement.
By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement,
without limit.
- Felix Adler

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar;
the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
- Felix Adler

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life,
the peaceful walks of literature and learning,
to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
- Felix Adler

Admitting the force of these contentions,
nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public
assembly for the consideration of the most serious,
the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
- Felix Adler

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain
has taken possession of the commercial world,
and in instances no longer rare the most precious and
permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed
in the interests of momentary enrichment.
- Felix Adler

FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that,
without prejudice to existing institutions,
the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage
for purposes affecting the general good.
- Felix Adler

You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments,
nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that
if you were to attempt all these things they would
all be more or less ill done.
- Felix Adler

If you desire information on some point of law,
you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes
of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek,
by your own unaided efforts.
- Felix Adler

In a country of such recent civilization as ours,
whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth
invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor,
it is but natural that material interests should absorb
the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.
- Felix Adler

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The Bible is literature, not dogma.
- George Santayana

The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection
to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths
ever created by the human mind.
- Mary Ritter Beard

There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church,
but not the drum.
- Francis Arinze

Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma.
- Philip Guedalla

The new spirituality will step away from dogma,
will step away from 'We're right and you're wrong.'
- Neale Donald Walsch

After doing the first couple scenes and I got used
to being in front of a few people it got easier and easier.
In Chasing Amy, I wasn't nervous at all.
And in Dogma, the same.
- Jason Mewes

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

Any stigma will do to beat a dogma.
- Philip Guedalla

So the idea that there is nothing essential,
in the sense that there are no human universals,
is dogma.
Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
- Catharine MacKinnon

The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he
was looking for the just result in a case regardless
of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold.
- Harold H. Greene

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath
of science is a contest with mistake,
and must keep the conscience alive.
- George Eliot

Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion.
- John Henry Newman

It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed
from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning
of a new recognition of dogma:
isn't it rather tremendous?
- Ruth Pitter

Every dogma has its day.
- Anthony Burgess

So much of religion is exegesis.
I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.
- Christy Turlington

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to
no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party
has no homestead on earth.
- Stefan Zweig

I believe that dogma is often evil.
- Pat Buckley

My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma.
- Franz Boas

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume
the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
- Fernand Leger

When you look at other countries that are developing
the capabilities and the technology to deploy missiles
of very significant destructive capability with nuclear,
chemical, or biological warheads, then the MAD dogma makes even less sense.
- Don Nickles

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule
among the infidels if any Catholic,
not gifted with the necessary scientific learning,
presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy.
It has attained the status of a religion.
It's a dogma which o-ne is supposed to accept without question.
- Stephen Harper

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma;
that is,
the sacred lore of priests and people...
and these stories afford the only explanation that
is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
- William Robertson Smith

It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the
dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really
living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church,
which is service to others and finding God in ourselves
and then seeing God in everyone -
including our enemies.
- Martin Sheen

I think the new spirituality will be a spirituality
that's not based on a particular dogma.
And that steps away from the old spiritual paradigm
that we have created on this planet,
which comes from a thought that there is such a thing as being better.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The equality that we are all entitled to,
as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by
some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed
to believe in the notion of separation of church and state.
And he frankly doesn't.
- Rosie O'Donnell

The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas:
that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation.
In the trinitarian dogma God is one,
good,
true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love,
and Love supposes the one, the other,
and their unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma,
like boundaries of morality were being broken down
and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other.
Which destroyed thousands of us.
I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.
- Barry McGuire

I know that from the days of Watergate...
the notion of two sources on a story has become the
popular dogma about how you confirm something.
And there is a lot of truth to that,
but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can,
a story that you get.
- Howard Fineman

When you look at what I've done here,
you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not
driven by any dogma from across the water,
but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's
people enjoy equal opportunities,
driven by the values of social justice.
- Peter Hain

The American people deserve truthfulness,
not more political campaigning.
The American people deserve a responsible government
that seeks to address their needs,
not more ideological dogma.
- Jose Serrano

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental
principle of my religion:
I know no other religion;
I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion;
religion,
as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
- John Henry Newman

Philosophy begins in wonder.
And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best,
the wonder remains.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages,
they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and
patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
- James Madison

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment
has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
- Michael Polanyi

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment,
is repugnant to the natural man.
Belief is an independent joy to him.
- William Minto


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