The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
— Arthur Schopenhauer

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
A. W. Tozer theologians quote

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
— Denis Diderot

Saying that a great genius is mad, while at the same time recognizing his artistic worth, is like saying that he had rheumatism or suffered from diabetes. Madness, in fact, is a medical term that can claim no more notice from the objective critic than he grants the charge of heresy raised by the theologian, or the charge of immorality raised by the police.
— James Joyce

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
— theologians quotation by George Santayana