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A Quote by Elie Wiesel on faith, heresy, indifference, and ugliness

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on affection, god, heresy, learning, and praise

I praise God for you, sir: your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange with-out heresy.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Love’s Labours Lost, Act 5, scene 1.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on deception, heresy, and men

For as a surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach brings, Or as tie heresies that men do leave Are hated most of those they did deceive, So thou, my surfeit and my heresy, Of all be hated, but the most of me!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Act 2, Scene 2

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on heresy

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There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

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A Quote by Learned Hand on dissent, heresy, and risk

In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.

Learned Hand (1872 - 1961)

Source: 1958, Lecture at Harvard

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Adams on books, christianity, heresy, and order

What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy? Remember the index expurgatorius, the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter, and the guillotine.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to John Taylor, The Life and Works of John Adams, Boston, 1851, v. 6,

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on freedom, heresy, and thought

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by George Macdonald on christ, church, day, foolishness, giving, god, heresy, laziness, learning, men, mind, sons, spirit, teachers, present, and world

There is more hid in Christ than we shall ever learn, here or there either; but they that begin first to inquire will soonest be gladdened with revelation; and with them He will be best pleased, for the slowness of His disciples troubled Him of old. To say that we must wait for the other world, to know the mind of Him who came t o this world to give Himself to us, seems to me the foolishness of a worldly and lazy spirit. The Son of God is the teacher of men, giving to them of His Spirit - that Spirit which manifests the deep things of God, being to a man the mind of Christ. The great heresy of the Church of the present day is unbelief in this Spirit.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on belief and heresy

How can what an Englishman believes be heresy? It is a contradiction in terms.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: St. Joan (1924)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Elie Wiesel on art, death, faith, heresy, indifference, life, love, opposites, and ugliness

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

Source: New York, Oct.1986

Contributed by: Zaady

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