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Religion is a cultural system of established morals, behaviors, and worldviews. It can completely change your life, beliefs, goals, and customs. You can also get hope and strength from reading religious quotes. We have compiled a list of religious quotes that’ll surely enlighten your mind and soul and teach you a lesson to become a better human. 

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  • “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ― Garrison Keillor
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  • “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
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  • “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ― C.S. Lewis
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  • “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” ― John Milton
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  • “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.” ― Stephen King
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  • “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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  • “God has no religion.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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  • “In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Anti Religion Quotes

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  • “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” ― C.S. Lewis
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  • “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.” ― Dan Brown
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  • “A truth that’s told with bad intent
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  • Beats all the lies you can invent.” ― William Blake
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  • “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” ― Douglas Adams
  • “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…” ― C.S. Lewis
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  • “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” ― Abraham Lincoln
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  • “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
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  • “And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”― Robert Frost
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  • “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” ― Voltair
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  • “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” ― John Lennon
  • “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.” ― C.S. Lewis
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  • “Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter” ― John Keats

Atheist Quotes About God

  • “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  • “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain
  • “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.” ― George Carlin
  • “God save us from people who mean well.” ― Vikram Seth
  • “All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
  • “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!” ― T D Jakes
  • “He – and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.” ― George Carlin
  • “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice walker
  • “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
  • “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan
  • “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” ― Carl Sandburg

Religious Quotes About Life

  • “Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do.” ― Anonymous
  • “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” ― Isaac Asimov
  • “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?” ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  • “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  • “Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.” ― Jon Stewart
  • “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.” ― Voltaire
  • “I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.” ― Albert Camus
  • “Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.” ― Albert Camus
  • “In truth, there was only one Christian and he died on the cross.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.” ― Jon Stewart
  • “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  • “I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.”― Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” ― Martin Luther King
  • “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”― Dalai Lama XIV
  • “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.” ― Robert M. Pirsig
  • “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
  • “belief is the death of intelligence.” ― Robert Anton Wilson
  • “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” ― Mark Twain
  • “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
  • “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” ― Frank Sinatra
  • “There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” ― Benjamin Franklin
  • “If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  • “Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  • “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
  • “Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God.” ― Patrick Rothfuss
  • “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” ― John Lennon
  • “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
  • “Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; each mind perceives a different beauty.” ― David Hume
  • “From the beginning, men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”― Salman Rushdie
  • “It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” ― Rick Warren
  • “If you think God’s there, He is. If you don’t, He isn’t. And if that’s what God’s like, I wouldn’t worry about it.” ― Haruki Murakami
  • “Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.” ― Jodi Picoult
  • “The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.” ― Charlotte Brontë
  • “Perhaps not one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth, and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together.” ― Christopher Paolini
  • “Music is my higher power” ― Oliver James
  • “What has he found who has lost God?

And what has he lost who has found God?” ― Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah Al-Iskandari

  • “The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time.
  • She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic.” ― Woody Allen
  • “God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.” ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • “Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.” ― Woody Allen
  • “If there’s only one nation in the sky, shouldn’t all passports be valid for it?”― Yann Martel
  • “I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.” ― Émile Zola
  • “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage” ― Fredrich Nietzsche
  • “Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.” ― David Hume
  • “I consider it an extremely dangerous doctrine, because the more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.” ― Carl Sagan
  • “All religions are true but none are literal.” ― Joseph Campbell
  • “Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in the way they see God in everything, are bearded Hindus, and Christians, in their devotion to God, are hat wearing Muslims.” ― Yann Martel
  • “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.” ― Siddhartha Gautama
  • “I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.” ― George Carlin
  • “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” ― Martin Luther
  • “A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
  • “I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.” ― George Carlin
  • “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ― Pope John Paul II
  • “I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Oh, Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.” ― Richard Pryor
  • “Religion isn’t the cause of wars, it’s the excuse.” ― Jasper Fforde
  • “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.” ― Jimmy Carter
  • “The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.” ― Ray Bradbury
  • “If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” ― Brennan Manning
  • “I have found God, but he is insufficient.” ― Henry Miller
  • “Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.” ― Richard Dawkins
  • “When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.” ― Anaïs Nin
  • “How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.” ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “It doesn’t matter that you didn’t believe in us,” said Mr. Ibis. “We believed in you.” ― Neil Gaiman
  • “One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  • “There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.” ― George Gordon Byron
  • “There’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.” ― Frank Zappa
  • “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” ― Denis Diderot
  • “I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.” ― Bill Maher
  • “If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.” ― Edmond de Goncourt
  • “Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.” ― James Baldwin
  • “People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil… Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.” ― Anne Rice
  • “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” ― Richard Dawkins
  • “A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.” ― Richard K
  • “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” ― Isaac Newton
  • “Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.” ― José Saramago
  • “The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.” ― Robert Anton Wilson
  • “I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.” ― Voltairine de Cleyre
  • “Without God all things are permitted.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “Theology is ignorance with wings.” ― Sam Harris
  • “Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” ― Stuart Chase
  • “Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.” ― Joseph Smith
  • “Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. ” ― Abigail Adams
  • “Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!” ― Joel Osteen
  • “Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.” ― Vine Deloria Jr.
  • “My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.” ― Frank Zappa
  • “To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.” ― Isaac Asimov
  • “Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.” ― Scott Dikkers
  • “Gods don’t like people not doing much work. People who aren’t busy all the time might start to think.” ― Terry Pratchett
  • “Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.” ― Martin Luther
  • “I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.” ― Martin Luther
  • “Regardless of what I think about Islam or Wicca or any other religion, the fact is that it’s a group of people. Every faith has its ceremonies. And since it’s made up of people, every faith also has its assholes.” ― Jim Butcher
  • “God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.” ― Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • “I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.” ― George Carlin
  • “Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.” ― Imam Al-Haddad
  • “Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us,…” ― Paulo Coelho
  • “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.” ― David Mitchell
  • “On the Disc, the Gods aren’t so much worshipped, as they are blamed.” ― Terry Pratchett
  • “I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.” ― Robert Farrar Capon
  • “Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think. ” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.” ― Umberto Eco
  • “There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.” ― Stephen Hawking
  • “The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible? Who wins?” ― Frank Zappa
  • “Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.” ― Brandon Sanderson
  • “To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.” ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted.” ― Flannery O’Connor
  • “According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  • “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” ― Stephen Roberts
  • “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” ― Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
  • “Grace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by giving sinners the right and power to delight in God without obscuring the glory of God.” ― John Piper
  • “The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” ― Jay Leno
  • “If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.” ― Thomas Carlyle
  • “There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.” ― Ruth Hurmence Green
  • “Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.” ― Umberto Eco
  • “Here’s an easy way to figure out if you’re in a cult: If you’re wondering whether you’re in a cult, the answer is yes.” ― Stephen Colbert
  • “One of the greatest tragedies in mankind’s entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
  • “One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.” ― Thomas Paine
  • “Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” ― Lenny Bruce
  • “All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.” ― Titus Lucretius Carus
  • “I don’t try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “Forgiveness is God’s greatest gift” ― Dan Brown
  • “Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg
  • “Woman is the light of God.” ― Rumi
  • “Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.” ― Jules Verne
  • “If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?” ― George Deacon
  • “If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.” ― Voltaire
  • “The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, that is true perversion!” ― Harvey Milk
  • “One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Your daily life is your temple and your religion.” ― Kahill Gibran
  • “The figures looked more or less human. And they were engaged in religion. You could tell by the knives (it’s not murder if you do it for a god).” ― Terry Pratchett
  • “The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.” ― Gautama Buddha
  • “Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul…” ― Walt Whitman
  • “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  • “I don’t pray because it doesn’t work. Prayer doesn’t fix anything. Bad things happen anyway.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  • “Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.” ― Jim Elliot
  • “If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.” ― Jess C Scott
  • “Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that.” ― Richard Dawkins
  • “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”  ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “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
  • “The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” ― Thomas Paine
  • You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ― Swami Vivekananda
  • When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion. ― Abraham Lincoln
  • Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.  ―  C. S. Lewis
  • Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ― Henry David Thoreau
  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. ― Buddha
  • My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ― Dalai Lama
  • I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. ― Frederick Douglass
  • A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. ―  Theodore Roosevelt
  • I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity. ― B. R. Ambedkar
  • I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ― Galileo Galilei
  • Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.― Ronald Reagan
  • To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. ― Martin Luther
  • “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “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
  • “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.” ― Anais Nin
  • “God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.” ― Joseph Campbell
  • “We are punished by our sins, not for them.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.” ― John Burroughs
  • “Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.” ― E. Stanley Jones
  • “Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.  ― Christopher Hitchens
  • “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
  • “I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.” ― Alfred Russel Wallace
  • “Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.” ― Blaise Pascal
  • “The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.” ― Richard Burton
  • “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” ― Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” ― Oswald Chambers
  • “Wonder is the basis of worship.” ― Thomas Carlyle
  • “Only a god can save us.” ― Martin Heidegger
  • “I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.” ― Mike Tyson
  • “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
  • “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
  • “It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.” ― Ramakrishna
  • “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
  • “Teach us to give and not to count the cost.” ― Saint Ignatius
  • “The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.” ― William Blake
  • “Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.” ― Franz Werfel
  • “God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.” ― Paul Valery
  • “This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.” ― Patrick Henry
  • “Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.” ― John Morley
  • “See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.” ― Moses
  • “Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.” ― Frederick the Great
  • “Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.” ― Camille Paglia
  • “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 Cicer
  • “Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not.” ― Octavia E. Butler
  • “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” ― Unknown
  • “We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.” Henry Ward Beecher
  • “Christianity helps us face the music even when we don’t like the tune.” Phillips Brooks
  • “Toleration is the best religion.”  ― Victor Hugo
  • “The Son of God became man so that we might become God.” Athanasius
  • “Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.” ― Karl Barth
  • “Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • “Religion’s in the heart, not in the knees.”  ― Douglas William Jerrold
  • “Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.” ― Alan Watts
  • “We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.”― George A. Smith
  • “Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.” ― Robert Browning
  • “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
  • “Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves.”― Paul Tournier
  • “It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.” ― Calvin Coolidge
  • “More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.” ― Alexander Chase
  • “Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” ― Buddha
  • “Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.”―Bodhidharma
  • “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” ― Thomas Paine
  • “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.” ― Edmund Burke
  • “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” ― Dalai Lama
  • “Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.” ― Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • “I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.” ― Dwight L. Moody
  • “The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed. ― Patrick Henry
  • “The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.” ― Anita Diament
  • “True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. ― Albert Einstein
  • “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
  • “There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.” ― Saint Ambrose
  • “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
  • “My mom’s a Catholic, and my dad’s a Jew, and they didn’t want anything to do with anything.” ― Isabelle Huppert
  • “The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.”  ― Galileo Galilei
  • “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
  • “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.” ― Swami Vivekananda
  • “It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.” ― Helen Keller
  • “Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.” ― Richard Dawkins
  • “I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.” ―Henry Ward Beecher
  • “I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.” ― Paul Tillich
  • “Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” ― Buddha
  • “This is God’s world, not Satan’s. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.” ― Gary North
  • “To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.” ― Martin Luther
  • “Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.” ― Paul Tournier
  • “Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.” ― Edmund Burke
  • “God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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
  • “The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.” ― Desmond Tutu
  • “We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.” ― William O. Douglas
  • “I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.” ― Clint Eastwood
  • “The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” ― Billy Graham
  • “Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.” Johannes Tauler
  • “Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.”― Heinrich Heine
  • “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
  • “Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.” ― George Santayana
  • “Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.” ― Ariel Sharon
  • “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.” ― Mary Garden
  • “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
  • “My life was changed in one breath from God.” ― Donna Summer
  • “Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.” ― Austin Farrer
  • “A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • “The Bible is the fountain of truth.” ― Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  • “I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.” ― Herbert Read
  • “To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.” ― Philip Schaff
  • “I was raised Catholic, but my father’s people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.” ― Aaron Neville
  • “Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone.” ― Abu Bakar Bashir
  • “There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.” ― James Larkin
  • “Religion kept some of my relatives alive because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.” ― Octavia E. Butler
  • “I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.” ― Malcolm X
  • “The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.” ― Orson Pratt
  • “I hope I never get so old I get religious.” ― Ingmar Bergman
  • “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
  • “Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.” ― Ramakrishna
  • “Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.” ― Philip James Bailey
  • “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” ― Muhammad Ali
  • “Religion is the opium of the masses.” ― Karl Marx
  • “The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.” ― Matthew Arnold
  • “There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.” ― Malala Yousafzai
  • “For the record, I don’t worship the devil. I just hate religion.”― Tyler, The Creator
  • “There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”―  Woodrow Wilson
  • “We live in a society that wants to label you with a color, sexuality, religion, or ethnicity. It divides us, but it also allows us to find pride in our identity.”― Logan Browning
  • “There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli
  • “There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.” ― George Bernard Shaw
  • “I’m fascinated by religion, but I’m not particularly religious.” ― Mika
  • “Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible.” ― Mark Hopkins
  • “I wasn’t really too hyped on religion. I don’t really believe in a religion like that. I just believe that there is a God. There’s just somebody up there that listens to me, and they can show me better if I talk to them and build a relationship with them.” ― NLE Choppa
  • “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” ― Thomas Jefferson
  • “Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.” ― Benito Mussolini
  • “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” ― Richard Dawkins
  • “We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.” ― H. L. Mencken
  • “Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

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  • “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
  • “Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.” ― John Henrik Clarke
  • “Music is my religion.” ― Jimi Hendrix
  • “When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.”― Voltaire
  • “Love is my religion – I could die for it.”― John Keats
  • “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” ― Francis Bacon
  • “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ― Aldous Huxley
  • “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” ― George Washington
  • “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
  • “Religion is all-too-often a refuge for scoundrels.” ― Neal Boortz
  • “I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.” ― T. S. Eliot
  • “Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it.”― Alessandro Michele
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