Religion Quotes

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
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

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
Jean baptiste montegut - music like religion, unconditionally brings in...
Bertrand russell, the conquest of happiness - the man who suffers from a sense of sin is...
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

Edwin p. whipple - knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in...
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
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.
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
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. ?
Marie Henri Beyle, (1783 - 1842)
Lakes, rivers, streams... all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
Francesco Caracciolo, on alcohol
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan
Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
Mark Twain
A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.
Alan Simpson
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
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
Religions change; beer and wine remain.
Hervey Allen
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
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under "Religion".
Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.
F. Forrester Church
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
A cult is a religion with no political powe.
Tom Wolfe
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell
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
Conventionality is not morality. Self - Righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte
Religion is what a person does in his solitariness.
Alfred North Whitehead
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)
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 Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non - Existence of Zeus or Thor - But they have few followers now.
Arthur C. Clarke
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin
Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.
Charles Krauthamme
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuh
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".
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
Felix Adle
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