Religion Quotes

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti

Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Deepak Chopra
Carl sagan - skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science...
Bertrand russell, the conquest of happiness - the man who suffers from a sense of sin is...
The truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion.
Kahlil Gibran

Franz werfel - religion is the everlasting dialogue between...
Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of.
Mark Twain
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
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
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under "Religion".
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
When I do good, I feel good when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
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
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
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
Science is the record of dead religions.
Oscar Wilde
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
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
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
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.
Jonathan Swift
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud
Heaven is such that all who have lived well, of whatever religion, have a place there.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Providence" #330
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
Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
Thomas Jefferson
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Cicero
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard
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
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
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
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
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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
Being perfectly well - Dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend
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