Doctrines

Famous quotes containing the word doctrines:

    What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
    About two hundred pounds a year.
    And that which was proved true before
    Prove false again? Two hundred more.
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    ... your spiritual teachers caution you against enquiry—tell you not to read certain books; not to listen to certain people; to beware of profane learning; to submit your reason, and to receive their doctrines for truths. Such advice renders them suspicious counsellors.
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)

    The United States is the only great nation whose government is operated without a budget. The fact is to be the more striking when it is considered that budgets and budget procedures are the outgrowth of democratic doctrines and have an important part in developing the modern constitutional rights.... The constitutional purpose of a budget is to make government responsive to public opinion and responsible for its acts.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)