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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

10449 Appendix John Bartlett

QUOTATION:Orthodoxy is my doxy; Heterodoxy is another man’s doxy.
ATTRIBUTION:“I have heard frequent use,” said the late Lord Sandwich, in a debate on the Test Laws, “of the words ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘heterodoxy;’ but I confess myself at a loss to know precisely what they mean.” “Orthodoxy, my Lord,” said Bishop Walburton, in a whisper,—“orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy is another man’s doxy.”—Priestley: Memoirs, vol. i. p. 572.