Religion

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
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
- C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
- Dalai Lama
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- Buddha
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
- Swami Vivekananda
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
- Theodore Roosevelt
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- Francis of Assisi
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
- Thomas Paine
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
- George Bernard Shaw
So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.
- Jesus Christ
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- Francis of Assisi
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
- Swami Vivekananda
For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Jesus Christ
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
- Elbert Hubbard
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
- Pope John Paul II
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
- Saint Augustine
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal
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
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
- Dwight L. Moody
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
- Richard Dawkins
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
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
- Galileo Galilei
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
Wonder is the basis of worship.
- Thomas Carlyle
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
- Oswald Chambers
I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.
- Dwight L. Moody
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
- Thomas Aquinas
Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.
- Karl Barth
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
- John Burroughs
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery
Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
- Saint Ignatius
A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Pope Benedict XVI
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
- Bodhidharma
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
- Robert Browning
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
- Philip James Bailey
There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger
More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
- Alexander Chase
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