Infallibility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "infallibility" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Dan Brown
“The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him? If he is infinitely wise, why should we have doubts concerning our future? If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue him with our prayers? If he is everywhere, why erect temples to him? If he is just, why fear that he will punish the creatures that he has filled with weaknesses? If grace does everything for them, what reason would he have for recompensing them? If he is all-powerful, how offend him, how resist him? If he is reasonable, how can he be angry at the blind, to whom he has given the liberty of being unreasonable? If he is immovable, by what right do we pretend to make him change his decrees? If he is inconceivable, why occupy ourselves with him? IF HE HAS SPOKEN, WHY IS THE UNIVERSE NOT CONVINCED?”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays

Raquel Cepeda
“We aren’t encouraged to think for ourselves and ask questions. We are expected to accept what they teach us as infallible truths.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Herman Melville
“I promise nothing complete; because any human thing supposed to be complete, must not for that very reason infallibly be faulty.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Cyril Norman Hinshelwood
“A common fallacy in much of the adverse criticism to which science is subjected today is that it claims certainty, infallibility and complete emotional objectivity. It would be more nearly true to say that it is based upon wonder, adventure and hope.”
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“The laws of men are not infallible.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Vincent Marc Hoherz on infallibility.

The only way to infallibility is to confess to one's fallibility.”
Vincent Marc Hoherz, Forever Shall We Be, Eternally.

“People too often tolerate uncertainty prior to taking action; worse, some people believe that omniscience or infallibility are prerequisites for being certain, so they conclude that certainty (and therefore knowledge) is never possible. To any person who proclaims that "you can never be certain of anything", ask them: "are you sure?" and watch what happens.”
Mike Klepper

“When interpreted as infallible, the truth claims of powerful institutions — whether religious or secular — tend to emphasise the fallibility of individuals and their subjective ethical intuitions; thus, undermining self-reliance, including people’s ability to make use of information they intuitively know is basically correct, based on their own experiences or simply common sense.”
Daniel Waterman, Entheogens, Society and Law: The Politics of Consciousness, Autonomy and Responsibility

Frédéric Bastiat
“One of the strangest phenomena of our time, and one that will probably be a matter of astonishment to our decedents, is that doctrine which is founded upon this triple hypothesis: the radical passiveness of mankind, -the omnipotence of the law, -the infallibility of the legislature: this is the sacred symbol of the party that proclaims itself exclusively democratic.”
Frédéric Bastiat, The Law