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Religion Quotes
Religion is what an individual does with his solitariness.

ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.

SOJOURNER TRUTH

Religion, whatever it is, is a man's total reaction upon life. The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902

WILLIAM JAMES

Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one. The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923

ELBERT HUBBARD

Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others. opinion, United States v. Ballard, 1944

WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS

Science can only determine what is, but not what shall be, and beyond its realm, value judgements remain indispensable. Religion, on the other hand, is concerned only with evaluating human thought and actions; it is not qualified to speak of real facts and the relationships between them.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

WILL ROGERS

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

ANNE FRANK

The Bible is literature, not dogma.

GEORGE SANTAYANA

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.

BILL MAHER

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

The difficulty with pragmatic arguments for a religion is that truths do not always "work", and beliefs that "work" are by no means always true.

JOHN WARWICK MONTGOMERY

The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.

FRIEDRICH SCHLEIERMACHER

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

The faith of a church or of a nation is an adequate faith only when it inspires and enables people to give of their time and energy to shape the various institutions -- social, economic, and political -- of the common life.

JAMES LUTHER ADAMS

The god of the cannibals will be a cannibal, of the crusaders a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

HELEN KELLER

The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His.

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe that our daily rituals and prayers literally keep this world spinning on its axis. For me, feeding the seagulls is one of those everyday prayers.

BRENDA PETERSON

The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes.

GALILEO GALILEI

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

THOMAS MOORE

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. (Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1927)

WILLA CATHER

The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON

The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and blows them out.

LIZETTE W. REESE

The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

The progress of religion is steadily to its identity with morals. Strength enters just as much as the moral element prevails.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed.

MARK MORRISON-REED

The religious is any activity pursued in behalf of an ideal end against obstacles and in spite of threats of personal loss because of its general and enduring value.

JOHN DEWEY

The scientist who yields anything to theology, however slight, is yielding to ignorance and false pretenses, and as certainly as if he granted that a horse-hair put into a bottle of water will turn into a snake.

H. L. MENCKEN

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

MATTHEW ARNOLD

The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear. An Ethical Philosophy of Life

FELIX ADLER

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular one is Providence.

MARK TWAIN

There are no creeds in mathematics.

PETER F. DRUCKER

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

DALAI LAMA

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

LOUIS KRONENBERGER

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

DALAI LAMA

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

Three quarters of the American population literally believe in religious miracles. The numbers who believe in the devil, in resurrection, in God doing this and that -- it's astonishing. These numbers aren't duplicated anywhere else in the industrial world. You'd have to maybe go to mosques in Iran or do a poll among old ladies in Sicily to get numbers like this. Yet this is the American population.

NOAM CHOMSKY

To put it in a few words, the true malice of man appears only in the state and in the church, as institutions of gathering together, of recapitulation, of totalization.

PAUL RICOEUR

Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable ... and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief. Many people assert that this abandonment of the god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions. This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, that we must construct some thing to take its place.

SIR JULIAN HUXLEY

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

True religion, like our founding principles, requires that the rights of the disbeliever be equally acknowledged with those of the believer.

A. POWELL DAVIES

Truth is my God. Nonviolence is my way of realizing Him.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

We are pantheists when we study nature, polytheists when we write poetry, monotheists in our morality.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

ELBERT HUBBARD

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

JONATHAN SWIFT

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

JONATHAN SWIFT

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.

JONATHAN SWIFT

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H. L. MENCKEN

We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H. L. MENCKEN

Well, the first time I ran into the term religion, people were asking whether you had any. You know, some people had religion and some people didn't have religion.

BERNICE JOHNSON REAGON

What do I believe? As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand. speech, Libertyville, Illinois, May 21, 1954

ADLAI STEVENSON

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life. The World as I See It, 1934

ALBERT EINSTEIN

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

When it's a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

VOLTAIRE

When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.

FRANK SINATRA

When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.

PEARL S. BUCK

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

DESMOND TUTU

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

ANAIS NIN

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

JOHN MORLEY

Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

ANNE LAMOTT

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

You who are journalists, writers, citizens, you have the right and duty to say to those you have elected that they must practice mindfulness, calm and deep listening, and loving speech. This is universal thing, taught by all religions.

THICH NHAT HANH


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