Religion Quotes

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere

James Martineau

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

Frederick Buechner

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science

Henri Bergson

All religions die of one disease - that of being found out

John Morley

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence

James Madison

The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Religions change, but beer and wine remain

Harvey Allen

Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis

Sigmund Freud

Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings

Harry Emerson

No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state

Felix Adler

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

Sandra Day O'Conner

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief

Oscar Wilde

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.

Bertrand Russell

Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Jorge Luis Borges

Religion is a pill best swallowed without chewing.

Unknown

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

C.C. Colton

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

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

Havelock Ellis

My religious position: I think that God could do a lot better, and I'm willing to give Him the chance.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Austin O'Malley

All religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven his own way.

Frederick the Great

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

Cathy Ladman

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

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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