Religion Quotes

Oscar wilde - science is the record of dead religions....
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.
H. L. Mencken

I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
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
Author unknown - religion is a man using a divining rod....
Carl sagan - skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science...

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
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
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.
If our religion only proclaims a high standard of ethics, then our religion is a burden heavier than we can bear.
Rolland W. Schloe
Keep thy religion to thyself.
George Carlin
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.
Elbert Hubbard
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 enabline it to make its peace with its destiny.
George Santayana
Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard
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
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
Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.
Thomas Jefferson
Religion is a defense against the experience of God.
Carl Jung
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
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
Being perfectly well - Dressed gives a feeling of tranquility that religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoting a friend
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Jorge Luis Borges
Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.
Charles Krauthamme
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
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
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
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Voltaire
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
England has forty - Two religions and only two sauces.
Voltaire
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Voltaire
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.
Jonathan Swift
Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James
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
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
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
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
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