Religion Quotes

Imagine there? s no countries, it isn? t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.
John Lennon, Imagine
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
John Adams

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams
Thomas jefferson - difference of opinion is helpful in religion....
Harry emerson fosdick - the fact that astronomies change while the stars...
Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
Mark Twain

George santayana - matters of religion should never be matters of...
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under "Religion".
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects.
James Madison
Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan
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
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.
Author Unknown
There shall be no compulsion in religion.
Quran 2: 263, Quran 2: 263
We have enough religion to hate each other, but not enough to love each other.
Jonathan Swift
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
Religion is pickled God.
H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells Society
Men will wrangle for religion write for it fight for it die for it anything but - - Live for it.
Charles Caleb Colton
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 Llama
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self - Love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self - Absorption.
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.
John Ruskin
Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Sigmund Freud
I believe I am not mistaken in saying that Christianity is a demanding and serious religion. When it is delivered as easy and amusing, it is another kind of religion altogether.
Neil Postman
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women - Of all classes - Detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion - Mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.
George Eliot
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosohpy.
William Ralph Inge, 1920
Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.
Horace Bushnell
Lakes, rivers, streams... all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein