I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Martin Luther King Jr.
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
It is essential for the growth of reason that as individuals we should bow to forces and obey principles which we cannot hope fully to understand, yet on which the advance and even the preservation of civilization depends. Historically this has been achieved by the influence of the various religious creeds and by traditions and superstitions which made man submit to those forces by an appeal to his emotions rather than to his reason. The most dangerous stage in the growth of civilization may well be that in which man has come to regard all these beliefs as superstitions and refuses to accept or to submit to anything which he does not rationally understand. The rationalist whose reason is not sufficient to teach him those limitations of the powers of conscious reason, and who despises all the institutions and customs which have not been consciously designed, would thus become the destroyer of the civilization built upon them.
Friedrich A. Hayek
History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.
James A. Forude
Mr. Stone had long been suspected of liberal tendencies; he was too friendly, some thought, with his Yankee brethren; he had recently emerged partially damaged from a controversy over the Apostles’ Creed; and worst of all, he was thought to be ambitious.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
From this ever-changing world arose the Empire of the Scholars, strongest among men, dedicated to their creed: Through knowledge, transcendence.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
"Blasphemy is Sebastian Morgenstern’s creed.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
You may belong to any religion or caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
Either way, my creed has never changed: Miss Peregrine knows best.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
Or would you prefer I call you Apollo Creed?
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
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While Puller didn’t put much creed in the shrinks, he had deferred to their expertise, but his patience was growing thin.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
He told the mourners that the dust had been gathered from the six continents of the world, plus subglacial Antarctica, and represented our need to remember that death is universal, afflicting people of all creeds, colors and nationalities.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Fadey’s voice, my brother’s words, the creed of the Scarlet Guard, comes back to me.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Their creed forbade anything resembling a theater or "vain enjoyment."
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
That’s how I learned the fitness creed of the SEALs.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
But I am done with this creed of corruption.
Ayn Rand -- Anthem
Not once, however, had the communists been mentioned until today, regardless of the fact that people of such political creed were also to be punished.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
He experimented with several different creeds, attended services, donated large sums and switched to another faith.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
It does not come into the Christian creed.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
All equal, regardless of wealth, color, or creed.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
I have perhaps offended you in your creed; but it was without wishing to do so, I swear.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
"That is to say," replied Villefort with hesitation, "that human nature being weak, every man, according to your creed, has committed faults."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Them feet-folks from York and Leeds that be always eatin’ cured herrin’s and drinkin’ tea an’ lookin’ out to buy cheap jet would creed aught.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
He was a man who had never accepted the creed that others had the right to stop him.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
He returned to the creed of soldiers.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
He had neither companions nor friends, church nor creed.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
It must be so; yes, it’s part of his creed, I suppose; well, then, let him rest; he’ll get up sooner or later, no doubt.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Its real substance is as independent as its artistic beauty, of science, of creed, and of institutions.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
Sonia felt that his gloomy creed had become his faith and code.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
Mr. Dimmesdale was a true priest, a true religionist, with the reverential sentiment largely developed, and an order of mind that impelled itself powerfully along the track of a creed, and wore its passage continually deeper with the lapse of time.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
The official creed denies them, denies their very existence, yet here they are.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
Unfortunately, they are still in Hades, I believe, according to your creed, and cannot help you much in your present trouble.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Love like Ruth’s, love which can rise above conflicting creeds and deep-seated racial prejudices, is hard to find in all the world.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
The creed, as I should state it now, was this.
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
"The gospel of the tooth-brush," as General Armstrong used to call it, is part of our creed at Tuskegee.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
’And notice this, Harry: he chose, not the pureblood (which, according to his creed, is the only kind of wizard worth being or knowing) but the half-blood, like himself.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
So said all the medical gintlemen, widout respect of person nor creed.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
Men too often confound them: they should not be confounded: appearance should not be mistaken for truth; narrow human doctrines, that only tend to elate and magnify a few, should not be substituted for the world-redeeming creed of Christ.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Parson Steve, apostates’ creed!
James Joyce -- Ulysses
But when they spoke of the future prospects of Cora and Uncas, he shook his head, like one who knew the error of their simple creed, and resuming his reclining attitude, he maintained it until the ceremony, if that might be called a ceremony, in which feeling was so deeply imbued, was finished.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
When you were drunk or when you committed either fornication or adultery you recognized your own personal fallibility of that so mutable substitute for the apostles’ creed, the party line.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
Moreover, Masonry is open to men of all races, colors, and creeds, and provides a spiritual fraternity that does not discriminate in any way.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
There was an air about the last few sentences, rather out of keeping with the rest, which caused me to suspect I had encountered some kind of creed once more, I decided to shift the conversation on to a more practical plane by inquiring why we had been taken prisoner.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
She had a plain broad face and was the most virtuous woman alive: she laid for everybody, regardless of race, creed, color or place of national origin, donating herself sociably as an act of hospitality, procrastinating not even for the moment it might take to discard the cloth or broom or dust mop she was clutching at the time she was grabbed.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
I am not of your creed, but I do believe in those who make their fellow-creatures happy.
E.M. Forster -- A Room With A View
It may be that the meaning attached to the word "fede" was "the faith," i.e. the Catholic creed, and not as rendered here "fidelity" and "faithful."
Nicolo Machiavelli -- The Prince
He said that in order to prove that the Negroes have no right to their freedoms, we were subverting the very principles that preserve the spirit of our own … we are endangering ourselves, no matter what our race and creed.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
We worship the living Deity according to dead men’s forms and creeds.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The House of the Seven Gables
At this time he was beginning to question the orthodox creed.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
Most of these are lost; but I find one purporting to be the substance of an intended creed, containing, as I thought, the essentials of every known religion, and being free of every thing that might shock the professors of any religion.
Benjamin Franklin -- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin