Religion Quotes

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

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Thomas Jefferson

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

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions


Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

C.S. Lewis

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain

Mark Twain

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Matthew Arnold

Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man.

Albert Einstein
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