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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.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) British poet and cultural critic.

Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) British novelist and poet.

As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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?

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.

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.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

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.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

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