Religion Quotes

Abraham lincoln, (attributed) - when i do good, i feel good; when i do bad, i...
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".

Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown
As long as there are fools and rascals, there will be religions.
Voltaire, Letter to Frederick, 1767
Jorge luis borges - to die for a religion is easier than to live it...
John fitzgerald kennedy - if i had to live my life over again, i would have...

Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of.
Mark Twain
Being perfectly well - Dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson
Religion is far too important a thing for atheists to leave to the religious.
Tor N? rretranders, M? rk Verden (English title not known)
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
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
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti
Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.
Theodore Herman Albert Dreise
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
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
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 an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Sigmund Freud
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god - Fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle, unknown
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
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
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Honore De Balzac
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
Harvey Cox
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Deepak Chopra
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
Elbert Hubbard
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
John Adams
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
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
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
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 love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton