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I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.

John Milton (1608-1674) English poet.

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.