Religion Quotes

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
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti

As long as there are fools and rascals, there will be religions.
Voltaire, Letter to Frederick, 1767
Tom wolfe - a cult is a religion with no political power....
Quran 2: 263, quran 2: 263 - there shall be no compulsion in religion....
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

Emanuel swedenborg, from the book
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
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
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
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Voltaire
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhaue
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
When I do good, I feel good when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
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
Lakes, rivers, streams... all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
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
A cult is a religion with no political powe.
Tom Wolfe
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
Francesco Caracciolo, on alcohol
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
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
Any religion... is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion.
T. S. Eliot
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
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
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.
Religion is what a person does in his solitariness.
Alfred North Whitehead
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 only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)
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
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
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
John Hay
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
George Santayana
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Sigmund Freud
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
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire