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Religion quotes (68)

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in and yours is Success.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Religion

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose but no power to escape the necessity of choice. If he abdicates his power he abdicates the status of man and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence by his own choice.
Ayn Rand   Category: Religion

We all of us are being called to do something unprecedented. We are being called to think about everything that is for we now know that everything is interrelated and that the well-being of each is connected to the well-being of the whole. This suggests a planetary agenda for all the religions all the various fields of expertise.
Sally McFague   Category: Religion

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea And yet he will be making gods by dozens.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Religion

Whenever a man talks loudly against religionalways suspect that it is not his reason but his passions which have got the better of his creed.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Religion

Where life is colorful and varied religion can be austere or unimportant. Where life is appallingly monotonous religion must be emotional dramatic and intense. Without the curry boiled rice can be very dull.
C. Northcote Parkinson   Category: Religion

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Marie Henri Beyle   Category: Religion

God is for men and religion is for women.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Religion

I worship the quicksand he walks in.
Art Buchwald   Category: Religion

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
John Lord Morley   Category: Religion

I would have made a good Pope.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Religion

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The Bible   Category: Religion

The future of religion is connected with the possibility of developing a faith in the possibilities of human experience and human relationships that will create a vital sense of the solidarity of human interests and inspire action to make that sense a reality.
John Dewey   Category: Religion

Sir Saint-Savin replied the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world which is death; and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us which is life. We should rather aspire to a heaven where only the planets live in eternal bliss receiving neither rewards nor condemnations but enjoying merely their own eternal motion in the arms of the void.
Umberto Eco   Category: Religion

Many have quarreled about religion that never practice it.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Religion

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them needs religion.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Religion

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Religion

You do not believe you only believe that you believe.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Religion

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able toperceive with our frail and feeble mind. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein   Category: Religion

As lyke as one pease is to another.
John Lyly   Category: Religion

All religions are founded on the fear of many and the cleverness of few.
Stendhal   Category: Religion

When is a question of money everybody is of the same religion.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Religion

I have not been able to find a single useful institution which has not been founded either by an intensely religious man or by the son of a praying father or a praying mother. I have made the statement before the chambers of commerce of all the largest cities of the country and have asked them to bring forward a case that is an exception to this rule. Thus far I have not heard of a single one.
Roger Ward Babson   Category: Religion

An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621-1683) who in speaking of religion said People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters but men of sense are really but of one religion. To the inquiry of What religion? the Earl said Men of sense never tell it.
Gilbert Burnet   Category: Religion

Religion which should most distinguish us from beasts and ought most peculiarly to elevate us as rational creatures above brutes is that wherein men often appear most irrational and more senseless than beasts themselves.
John Locke   Category: Religion

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Religion

We must repsect the other fellows religion but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Religion

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Edmund Burke   Category: Religion

What the church should be telling the worker is that the first demand religion makes on him is that he should be a good workman. If he is a carpenter he should be a competent carpenter. Church by all means on Sundays but what is the use of church if at the very center of life a man defrauds his neighbor and insults God by poor craftsmanship.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Religion

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard Francis Burton   Category: Religion

One mans theology is another mans belly laugh.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Religion

In regard to religion mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind.
Samuel Adams   Category: Religion

Much of what has been called religion has an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rule and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something youve always known.
Frank Patrick Herbert   Category: Religion

There is more religion in mens science than there is science in their religion.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Religion

There is only one religion though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Religion

The religions we call false were once true.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Religion

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Religion

One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Religion

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Religion

THEOSOPHY n. An ancient faith having all the certitude of religion and all the mystery of science.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Religion

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Religion

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but - live for it.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Religion

Even the Savior of the world the Only Begotten Son of God was obliged to come to earth and to take upon himself an earthly tabernacle. He experienced joy and sorrow happiness and grief lasting satisfaction and frequent disappointments. As Paul has written Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. Hebrews 5:8-9
Alma P. Burton   Category: Religion

No doubt soaring cathedrals stirring music moving stories and parables help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.
Richard Dawkins   Category: Religion

In speaking of religion said People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters but men of sense are really but of one religion. To the inquiry of What religion? the Earl said Men of sense never tell it.
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper   Category: Religion

I could not say that I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself something that people call God.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Religion

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultier   Category: Religion

All religions must be tolerated...for...every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Religion

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhauer   Category: Religion

A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe   Category: Religion

The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
Unknown   Category: Religion

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents but grow out of the very essence of religion namely its absolute claims.
Morris R[aphael] Cohen   Category: Religion

We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Religion

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Religion

In religion as in friendship they who profess most are ever the least sincere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Religion

Randomness scares people. Religion is a way to explain randomness.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Religion

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
Mark Twain   Category: Religion

One religion is as true as another.
Robert Burton   Category: Religion

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea and yet he will be making gods by dozens. different translation Man is certainly crazy. He could not make a mite and he makes gods by the dozen.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Religion

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be a true system.
Thomas Paine   Category: Religion

Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism.
John H. Holmes   Category: Religion

Pray v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Religion

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
   Category: Religion

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Religion

Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
Beatrice Potter Webb   Category: Religion

Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste nor condemn him if we are just for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana   Category: Religion

Religion ... is a man's total reaction upon life.
William James   Category: Religion

There is not even enough religion in the world to destroy the worlds religions.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Religion