Religion Quotes

We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
Cicero
William ralph inge - we have enslaved the rest of the animal creation,...

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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
Isaac bashevis singer, new york times magazine, mar. 12, 1978 - doubt is part of all religion. all the religious...
Religion is a defense against the experience of God.
Carl Jung
Thomas jefferson, letter to elbridge gerry, 1799 - i am for freedom of religion, & against all...
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
Martin Luthe
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
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 West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non - Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington
It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.
Archbishop William Temple, 1955
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men.
John Randolph
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
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
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
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe