Andrew Dickson White

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Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832November 4, 1918) American diplomat, author, and educator; co-founder and first president of Cornell University.

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  • As a rule, when there arises a thinker as great in theology as Kepler in science, the whole mass of his conclusions ripens into a dogma. His disciples labour not to test it, but to establish it; and while, in the Catholic Church, it becomes a dogma to be believed or disbelieved under the penalty of damnation, it becomes in the Protestant Church the basis for one more sect.
    • The History of the Warfare of Science With Theology in Christendom (1898), vol. I, ch. iv, pp. 202-3
  • The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God.
    • The History of the Warfare of Science With Theology in Christendom (1898), vol. II, ch. xvi, p. 149

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