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.
Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain
Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism....
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry
Religion is love; in no case is it logic
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it
Money is the wise man's religion
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous
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.
One religion is as true as another
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also
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.
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.
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.
Our culture is superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth that makes men free
Religion is the highest vanity.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable