Religion Quotes

The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti
Frederick the great - religion is the idol of the mob it adores...
Ralph waldo emerson - the religion that is afraid of science dishonors...
Religion is what a person does in his solitariness.
Alfred North Whitehead

Beatrix potte - all outward forms of religion are almost useless,...
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.
Aldous Huxley
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate.
Ulysses S. Grant
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
Religion holds the solution to all problems of human relationship, whether they are between parents and children or nation and nation. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
A. J. Toynbee
There is a growing suspicion that what the world needs now is a religion that will cover the other six days of the week.
Author Unknown
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge
Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
Keep thy religion to thyself.
George Carlin
I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhaue
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Jorge Luis Borges
A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.
Alan Simpson
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
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
If I had to live my life over again, I would have a different father, a different wife and a different religion.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.
Voltaire
Heaven is such that all who have lived well, of whatever religion, have a place there.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Providence" #330
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
Edwin P. Whipple
Science is the record of dead religions.
Oscar Wilde
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
Mohammed Negui
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.
Douglas Adams, Salmon of Doubt, 2002
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead