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Wise Quotes about Religion

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A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

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What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

More and more people care about religious tolerance
as fewer and fewer care about religion.
- Alexander Chase

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal
giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Doubt is part of all religion.
All the religious thinkers were doubters.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

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

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament,
he would be a criminal.
If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New,
he would be insane.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
- Luke 6:31 (the "Golden Rule")

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
- Psalm 16:1

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe that God has
imposed suffering upon anyone
to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
- Ernest Holmes

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

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Death is nothing else but going home to God,
the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa


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