Religion Quotes

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt

Jeffrey Satinover

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he ''lives'' his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

Gurdjieff

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution

William Butler Yeats

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Ambrose Bierce

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted

Ira Glasser

Religions sprang up among men to deal with the sometimes terrifying aspects of existence, to make sense out of the senseless, to explain things we find inexplicable

Gore Vidal

Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.

David Jerold

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren't

Alfred North Whitehead

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery

Alfred North Whitehead

By religion I mean a set of beliefs held as dogmas, dominating the conduct of life, going beyond or contrary to evidence, and inculcated by methods which are emotional or authoritarian, not intellectual

Bertrand Russell

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Wendell Phillips

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

Bill Gates

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Edmund Burke

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person

Abraham Lincoln

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Edmund Burke

Throughout the long period of religious doubt, I had been rendered very unhappy by the gradual loss of belief, but when the process was completed, I found to my surprise that I was quite glad to be done with the whole subject

Bertrand Russell

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it

Charles Caleb Colton

Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government

James Madison

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect

James Madison

Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone

Karl Barth

There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.

Anna Sewell

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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