Religion Quotes

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
– Muhammad Ali
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
– Muhammad Ali
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
– Minna Antrim
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
– Aristotle
The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
– Matthew Arnold
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
– St. Francis of Assisi
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
– Saint Augustine
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
– Saint Teresa of Avila
There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
– Saint Ambrose
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
– Honore de Balzac
The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
– Dave Barry
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
– Henry Ward Beecher
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
– Henry Ward Beecher
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
– Annie Besant
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
– Ambrose Bierce
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
– Ambrose Bierce
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
– William Blake
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
– William Blake
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
– William Blake
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
– Erma Bombeck
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
– Jorge Luis Borges
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
– Jorge Luis Borges
It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.
– Craig Bruce
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
– Buddha
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
– Edmund Burke
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
– Edmund Burke
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
– John Burroughs
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
– John Burroughs
I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
– George W. Bush
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
– Samuel Butler
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
– Lord Byron
Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
– William Barclay
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
– Pierre de Beaumarchais
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
– Clive Bell
When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
– Daniel Bell
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
I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That's pretty much what it's about.
– James Caan
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
– Joseph Campbell
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
– Albert Camus
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
– Thomas Carlyle
The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
– Emily Carr
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body.
– Joyce Cary
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
– Nick Cave
More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
– Alexander Chase
In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
– Lord Chesterfield
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
– G. K. Chesterton
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
– G. K. Chesterton
Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
– Margaret Cho
Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality.
– Tom C. Clark
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
– Arthur C. Clarke
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
– Charles Caleb Colton
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
– Charles Caleb Colton
The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
– John Cornyn
For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
– Pierre de Coubertin
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
– Oswald Chambers
Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
– Morris Raphael Cohen
Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.
– John Comenius
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
– Harvey Cox
I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more.
– Dave Davies
I think there's been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality.
– Dave Davies
I don't believe in organized religion - I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff.
– Jonathan Davis
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
– Richard Dawkins
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
– Annie Dillard
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
– Benjamin Disraeli
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
– Frederick Douglass
Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
– Shirin Ebadi
We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure.
– Shirin Ebadi
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
– Meister Eckhart
Religion is all bunk.
– Thomas A. Edison
There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and.
– Jonathan Edwards
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
– Albert Einstein
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
– Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
– Albert Einstein
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
– Albert Einstein
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
– T. S. Eliot
We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
– T. S. Eliot
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
– Epictetus
I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror, saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion, what are you, stupid?
– Matthew Fox
The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
– James Anthony Froude
Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
– Edward F. Halifax
Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.
– Larry Flynt
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
– Mahatma Gandhi
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
– Mahatma Gandhi
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
– Mahatma Gandhi
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
– Mahatma Gandhi