Religion Quotes

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
There is no religion higher than the truth.
H Hahn Blavatsky

I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
William ralph inge - we have enslaved the rest of the animal creation,...
Mohandas karamchand gandhi - religion is not what you will get after reading...
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

Unknown - present your religion to a little child, set him...
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
Edwin P. Whipple
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Deepak Chopra
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
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
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
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well - Dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
Francesco Caracciolo, on alcohol
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Some people are that - More than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
Margaret Cho, weblog, 05 - 04 - 04
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
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
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
The truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion.
Kahlil Gibran
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
Elbert Hubbard
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhaue
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
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
Don Hirschberg
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Voltaire
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.
Robert Jackson
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