But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes
The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.
- John Maynard Keynes
Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
- Lucretius
The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
When people discuss religion, it is a pity that they often become excited and argue. We should merely listen, as one does on a dark night; we should merely gaze at the stars.
- Haniel Long
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
- Albert Ellis
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.
- James Madison
The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
- George Santayana
My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion.
- Taylor Swift
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.
- George Santayana
Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.
- David Hume
You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence.
- William S. Burroughs
You know, religion itself, Eastern and Western, is divisive and quarrelsome anyway.
- Deepak Chopra
Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.
- E. O. Wilson
Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.
- Swami Sivananda
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
- Immanuel Kant
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.
- Denis Diderot
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
- Thomas Hardy
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
- Joseph Joubert
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
- Ulysses S. Grant
Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton
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
God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz
If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion.
- Naguib Mahfouz
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
- Woodrow Wilson
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
- John D. Rockefeller
My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.
- Marilyn Manson
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.
- Maimonides
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
- Alexander Hamilton
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
- Frank Murphy
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
- Avicenna
This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
- Carter G. Woodson
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
- George Santayana
Nothing has done more to separate and divide human beings one from another than exclusivist organized religion.
- Neale Donald Walsch
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
- Sojourner Truth
Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life.
- Paul Tillich
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
- Elie Wiesel
I know of no wars started by anyone to impose lack of religion on someone else. We have lethal Sunni v Shia, Catholic against Protestant, but no agnostic suicide bombers attack crowded atheist pubs.
- Simon Hoggart
We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments.
- Theodore C. Sorensen
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
- Condoleezza Rice
We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
- Serj Tankian
Science and religion are the two most powerful forces in the world. Having them at odds... is not productive.
- E. O. Wilson
All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
- Abdurrahman Wahid
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
- Paul Cezanne
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
- Jonathan Swift
True character arises from a deeper well than religion.
- E. O. Wilson
Real religion is no religion at all.
- Lauryn Hill
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe
India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
- Sri Aurobindo
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