Religion Quotes

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry

Edgar Allan Poe

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.

Harvey Milk

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so

Ernestine Rose

Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens

Ian Stewart

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

Dalai Lama

Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion

Dewey Henize

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it

Benjamin Franklin

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell

Religion is as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of a rope

Unknown

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Mahatma Gandhi

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

Anais Nin

God has no religion

Mahatma Gandhi

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Dalai Lama

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.

Georgia Harkness

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

Zen is a totally different kind of religion. It brings humanness to religion. It is not bothered about anything superhuman; its whole concern is how to make ordinary life a blessing.

Osho

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century

Malcolm Muggeridge

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

Orson Welles
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