Religion Quotes

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Felix Adler

Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.

Albert Schweitzer

The future is religion and commerce, aphrodisiac and Benzedrine, a mother of mysterious comfort and a mistress of familiar ravishments ever on the verge of embracing or destroying us.

Eugene Kennedy

Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need.

Bill Maher

I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did.

Benjamin Franklin

Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth that makes men free

Patrick Buchanan

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion.

Thomas Carlyle

Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition

Paul Keller

Patriotism is a superstition, one far more injurious, brutal and inhumane than religion.

Gustave Herve

Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.

Erich Fromm

Christianity is the only religion on earth that has felt that omnipotence made God incomplete. Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God must be a rebel as well as a king.

G.K. Chesterton

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.

Bill Maher

The main question I shall probe is the extent to which, and the manner in which, Buddhism, as a religion espoused by Sri Lankans of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has contributed to the current ethnic conflict and collective violence in Sri Lanka.

Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

There is a religion in all deep love, but the love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted

Andre Malraux

Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.

Arthur Schopenhauer

No religion is a true religion that does not make men tingle to their finger tips with a sense of infinite hazard.

William Ernest Hocking

All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.

Cathy Ladman

Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine.

Austin O'Malley

A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God.

Havelock Ellis

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.

Mark Twain

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it.

C.C. Colton

Religion is a pill best swallowed without chewing.

Unknown

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

Jorge Luis Borges
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