Religious Quotes

Ingmar bergman - i hope i never get so old i get religious....
Tor n? rretranders, m? rk verden (english title not known) - religion is far too important a thing for...

It is not funny that anything else should fall down only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh Because it is a gravely religious matter it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
In all religiousness there lurks the suspicion that we invented the story that God Loves us.
Sebastian Moore
Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548 - 549

Peggy noonan - my generation, faced as it grew with a choice...
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life.
Jimmy Carte
I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces.
Mark Twain
Life becomes religious whenever we make it so when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs
I think on - Stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Shelley Winters
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
The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed.
Mark Morrison - Reed
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luthe
I hope that no American... will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life.
Thomas Mann
Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - - Literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
Ignazio Silone, The God That Failed (1950)
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves to the current view of the world and consecrate it.
John Dewey
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudne
You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, its always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
Robert M. Pirsig
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
Eric Hoffe
Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.
John Schumake
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.
John Dewey
Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.
William Orville Douglas
To St. Paul, stripes, stones, shipwrecks, and thorns in the flesh were religious experiences to Judas Iscariot, the daily companionship of Jesus of Nazareth was not.
Leonard Hodgson
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal
Religiously strict people, who judge themselves without mercy, are also those who have most often spoken ill of mankind in general.
Frederick Nietzsche
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
Samuel Adams
The idea of legally establishing inalienable, inherent and sacred rights of the individual is not of political but religious origin.
George Jellinek
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
Jessamyn West
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.
Saki
Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
Paul Johannes Tillich