Religious Quotes

Isaac bashevis singer, new york times magazine, mar. 12, 1978 - doubt is part of all religion. all the religious...
John dewey - intellectually, religious emotions are not...

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
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Ingmar Bergman
The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
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

John schumake - without cultural sanction, most or all our...
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves to the current view of the world and consecrate it.
John Dewey
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
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854
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
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 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
People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.
Saki
In all religiousness there lurks the suspicion that we invented the story that God Loves us.
Sebastian Moore
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
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
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 awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
Jessamyn West
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.
Samuel Butle
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
Peggy Noonan
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
Jean Guehenno
The idea of legally establishing inalienable, inherent and sacred rights of the individual is not of political but religious origin.
George Jellinek
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
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
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)
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
George Santayana
Religion is far too important a thing for atheists to leave to the religious.
Tor N? rretranders, M? rk Verden (English title not known)
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal
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
Religiously strict people, who judge themselves without mercy, are also those who have most often spoken ill of mankind in general.
Frederick Nietzsche
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious idea of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.
Thomas A. Edison
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
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
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)
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
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
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
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 truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion.
Kahlil Gibran