Religion Quotes

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Cicero

When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Voltaire
Hannah more - genius without religion is only a lamp on the...
Jean baptiste montegut - music like religion, unconditionally brings in...
Religions change; beer and wine remain.
Hervey Allen

T. s. eliot - we know too much, and are convinced of too...
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
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosohpy.
William Ralph Inge, 1920
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Voltaire
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
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard
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
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.
Geoffrey Parsons
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
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish - world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.
Sigmund Freud
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
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
Don Hirschberg
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, not condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.
Author Unknown
A cult is a religion with no political powe.
Tom Wolfe
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god - Fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle, unknown
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
Harvey Cox
Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
Franz Werfel
If our religion only proclaims a high standard of ethics, then our religion is a burden heavier than we can bear.
Rolland W. Schloe
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin