Religion Quotes

Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
There shall be no compulsion in religion.
Quran 2: 263, Quran 2: 263

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Jonathan Swift
Abraham lincoln - when i do good, i feel good when i do bad, i feel...
John hay - all who think cannot but see there is a sanction...
Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
Mohammed Negui

Gilbert keith chesterton - it is the test of a good religion whether you can...
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972)
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism".
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men.
John Randolph
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
Religion is a defense against the experience of God.
Carl Jung
Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three - Piece suit. Max Lucado.
Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven
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
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
T. S. Eliot
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
There is no religion higher than the truth.
H Hahn Blavatsky
Religion... is the basis and foundation of government... before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.
James Madison
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
Elbert Hubbard
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
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
Mortification from a self - Strength, carried on by ways of self - Invention, unto the end of a self - Righteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.
John Owen
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Richard Adams
Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
Being perfectly well - Dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Beatrix Potte
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
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 excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Cicero
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
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
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson
Religion is what a person does in his solitariness.
Alfred North Whitehead
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes