Religion Quotes

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

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

I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.

Charles Darwin

But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.

Rudolf Otto

Opinion of ghosts, ignorance of second causes, devotion to what men fear, and talking of things casual for prognostics, consisteth the natural seeds of religion

Thomas Hobbes

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man.

Thomas Jefferson

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion.

Ernie Harwell

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.

W. Winwood Reade

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also


One religion is as true as another

Robert Burton

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.

D.H. Lawrence

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous

David Hume

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion

Baruch Spinoza

Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw


Money is the wise man's religion


This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it

John Adams

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.


Religion is love; in no case is it logic

Beatrice Potter Webb
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