“Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.”
William Pitt the younger
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
“And so the Word had breath, and wrought/ With human hands the creed of creeds/ In loveliness of perfect deeds,/ More strong than all poetic thought.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.”
“A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.”
“In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it”
Charles Caleb Colton
“Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain, worthless as wither'd weeds”
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