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Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth.
View quotes by Charles A Dana

It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions:

1 . That Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that in proportion as mankind adopts its principles and obeys its precepts they will be wise and happy.

2. That a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.

3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.

4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life.

5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life.
- Benjamin Rush, Essays, pp. 93-113, 'A Defence of the Use of the Bible as a School Book'.
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An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing (Centuries of Meditation)
View quotes by Thomas Traherne

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
View quotes by Ansel Adams

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
View quotes by Henri-Frederic Amiel

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
View quotes by James Baldwin

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
View quotes by James Baldwin

Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.
View quotes by Samuel Beckett

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
View quotes by Elias Canetti

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.
View quotes by Paul Tillich

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
View quotes by Carl Sagan

A short saying often contains much wisdom.
View quotes by Sophocles

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
View quotes by Boris Pasternak

When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
View quotes by Plutarch

At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.

View quotes by Emo Philips

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
View quotes by John Stuart Mill

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.

View quotes by John Stuart Mill

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
View quotes by Henri Bergson

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

View quotes by Thomas Jefferson

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
View quotes by Anatole France

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

View quotes by Walt Whitman

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
View quotes by Mortimer Adler

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
View quotes by Umberto Eco

It has also contained come of the very best, most accessible writing for children, by writers who seldom get the acknowledgement they deserve [on Fantasy genre]
View quotes by Terry Pratchett

That gloomy outside, like a rusty chest, contains the shoring treasure of a soul resolved and brave.
View quotes by John Dryden

'Passing away' is written on the world and all the world contains
View quotes by Felicia Hemans

The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business
View quotes by Frank Zappa

You contain a trillion copies of a large, textual document written in a highly accurate, digital code, each copy as voluminous as a substantial book. I'm talking, of course, of the DNA in your cells.
View quotes by Richard Dawkins

A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
View quotes by Margaret Fuller

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages.
View quotes by Edmond About

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