Religion Quotes

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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

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
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Jonathan swift - we have just enough religion to make us hate, but...
Sir richard f. burton - the more i study religions the more i am...

Keep thy religion to thyself.
George Carlin
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
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
Mark Twain
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
When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.
Voltaire
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
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate.
Ulysses S. Grant
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
Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut
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 is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Sigmund Freud
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999
Religion is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under "Religion".
Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand.
Frederick the Great
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects.
James Madison
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Religion is a defense against the experience of God.
Carl Jung
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
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
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
Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.
Theodore Herman Albert Dreise
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
Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
Religion is pickled God.
H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells Society
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
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
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
Mohammed Negui
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan