Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Spiritually, we’re all on a path. I haven’t declared or defined myself because as soon as you declare yourself you’re identifying with a certain dogma.
I think the new spirituality will be a spirituality that’s not based on a particular dogma. And that steps away from the old spiritual paradigm that we have created on this planet, which comes from a thought that there is such a thing as being better.
Neale Donald Walsch
So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.
I believe that dogma is often evil.
Every dogma has its day.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
William J. Durant
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy
Believe those who are seeking truth. Doubt those who find it.
Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies. With either we dispense with the need for reflection.
Dogmatism and scepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.