And what, then, is belief? It is the demi-cadence which closes a musical phrase in the symphony of our intellectual life.
American philosoper Charles Sanders Peirce, from How to Make Our Ideas Clear
The word “God,” so “capitalised” (as we Americans say), is the definable proper name, signifying Ens necessarium*; in my belief, really creator of all three Universes of Experience.
Charles Sanders Peirce, A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God, 1908