Religion quotes and sayings
I mean, I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
God is waiting to be gracious, and is willing to make us happy in religion, if we would not run away from him. We refuse to open the window shutters, and complain that it is dark.
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or to the ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin - but it is not of Edward of England that I shall ask pardon.
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.
Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.
The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
Religion is induced insanity.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
One man's cult is another man's religion.
Contrary to what many secularists allege, the Constitution and Bill of Rights did not 'privatize' religion and quarantine it from the public square.
The rules, religion to religion that man set forth, made me shy away from religion and have my own one on one with God and cut out the middleman.
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.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
B. R. Ambedkar
I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.
Dwight L. Moody
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.
Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
I travel around the world, experiencing every language, every religion... some places where there's just no reason to smile, because their lives are so difficult.
Diversity of thought and culture and religion and ideas has been the strength of America.
That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
Philip James Bailey
Wrestling is a lot like any other workplace. You don't really talk religion or politics. But we are all independent contractors, so we pay our taxes quarterly. And we talk about taxes.
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
T. S. Eliot
In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost, I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians - better than any organized religion in this country.
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
Dwight L. Moody
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
It just seems like a religion that is perfect for people who feel like they need a grounding, who feels that the world has run off on them. I've discussed this with Scientologists, and they don't disagree. So, for a certain type of person, that's great.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
God knows why - no pun intended - but every time I write a song, I feel a need to touch on religion.
I don't think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.
You'll never get me to speak religion. You'll never get me to speak politics.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
The Coptic Church respects the law but it does not accept rulings that go against the Bible and our freedom of religion.
Pope Shenouda III
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Science has killed religion. There's no hope for the future with seven billion of us on the planet, and the only thing you can do is to laugh in the face of it all.
T. C. Boyle
Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
Religion is a strange, wonderful thing. More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
Tom T. Hall
I am an atheist, and I believe that religion should not be in the classrooms; it has to be in the churches. In the classrooms, you have to form citizenship, not people with religious beliefs, that corresponds to the private sphere.
Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
William Dean Howells
By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life.
James G. Frazer
I don't ever cross the line. I step right up to it. I put my toes on the line, but I don't ever cross that line. There are some barriers you just don't cross - you don't talk about religion; you don't talk about race. Those are lines I will never cross.
My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind.
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.
I believe it is wrong to undermine public safety, and indeed public confidence in the concept of human rights, by allowing highly dangerous criminals and terrorists to trump the rights of the people of Britain to live in security and peace.
When Jews left Judaism, they didn't stop being religious. They simply swapped God-based Judaism for godless secular humanism and leftism. For left-wing Jews, Judaism is their ethnicity; leftism is their religion.
Chess is a game where all different sorts of people can come together, not a game in which people are divided because of their religion or country of origin.
All the religions are basically good, but there's something about organized religion that leads to corruptness and poison.
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Organized belief in spirituality - that's what a religion is.
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Religion is for man and not man for religion.
B. R. Ambedkar
You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.
Religion and slavery are incompatible.
B. R. Ambedkar
It doesn't matter what color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, etc., everyone should have the same freedoms and liberties.
I was raised Catholic, and I have an aversion to anyone who takes religion to the extreme.
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
B. R. Ambedkar
I'm not a Christian. My participation in music is so full blast, 24 hours a day. And that's my religion. I think I'm as spiritual as the pope, because I spend as much time in my spirituality as he does.
Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
I am not interested in the afterlife. Religion is supposed to be about losing your ego, not preserving it eternally in optimum conditions.
We have forgotten to be our brothers and sisters keepers. And we have forgotten that the Number 1 goal is to love one another.
If there is a God, it's going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed.
Religion and gods and beliefs - for me, it all comes down to your brother. And your brother might be the brother in your family, or it might be the guy next to you in the foxhole - it's about human connections.
John Stuart Mill
Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
Truth is truth, whether labeled 'science' or 'religion.'.
Ezra Taft Benson
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
In countries like China and Indonesia, badminton is like a religion. Players get mobbed in the street. In China, it is a national sport, and Lin Dan, their star player, is treated like David Beckham.
I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature.
I have never been converted to or even had much interest in spiritualism, occultism, Swedenborgianism or any particular religion. And I never, except occasionally for a laugh, visit the quacks who call themselves psychics.
The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion.
The true face of religion belongs to the re-enchantment of our injured civilization; faith is a way of filling all the spiritual spaces in our damaged world with the vision of a loving God, the God described in the Qur'an as al-Rahman al-Rahim.
I love religion and have contemplated going back to school to get a world religion degree.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Is not the brand of 'double-dealer' stamped on the forehead of every democratic slaveholder? Are not fraud and hypocrisy the religion of the man who calls himself a democrat, and hold his fellow-man in bondage?
John Quincy Adams
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Folk tales, fairy tales, religion, the occult - these are the things I'm most passionate about, even more than cinema. And I'm very passionate about cinema.
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
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