C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Life is one, religion one, creeds are many and diverse.

A. Bronson Alcott.

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a very long head or a very short creed.


Call your opinions your creed, and you will change it every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you may keep it to the end.

Phillips Brooks.

  • Shall I ask the brave soldier who fights by my side
  • In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree?
  • Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried,
  • If he kneel not before the same altar with me?
  • Moore.

    In politics, as in religion, it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe the half of our creed than for those who deny the whole of it, since if Servetus had been a Mahomedan he would not have been burnt by Calvin.


  • 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.
  • Tennyson.