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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

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

Ronald Reagan

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

Galileo Galilei

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

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

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

Blaise Pascal

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

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

Patrick Henry

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.

Albert Einstein

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.

Albert Einstein

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

God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

Buddha

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

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

George Bernard Shaw

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 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

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.

Albert Camus

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

Frederick Douglass

All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.

Epictetus

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

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Edmund Burke

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

Edmund Burke

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

Desmond Tutu

The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.

Desmond Tutu

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.

Calvin Coolidge

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

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

Swami Vivekananda

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

Swami Vivekananda

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

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

Elbert Hubbard

Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.

Pope Francis

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.

Alan Watts

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

George Santayana

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

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

Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves.

Paul Tournier

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

Wonder is the basis of worship.

Thomas Carlyle

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

Richard Dawkins

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

Pope John Paul II

I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.

Dwight L. Moody

I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.

Arthur C. Clarke

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

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

John Burroughs

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

Anais Nin

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

Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.

Camille Paglia

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

Only a god can save us.

Martin Heidegger

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.

Bodhidharma

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

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

Heinrich Heine

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.

B. R. Ambedkar

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

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don’t like the tune.

Phillips Brooks

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.

Saint Ambrose

It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.

Ramakrishna

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.

Ramakrishna

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

Paul Valery

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

Frederick the Great

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

Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not.

Octavia E. Butler

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.

Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Richard Burton

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

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

Oswald Chambers

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.

Karl Barth

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

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.

Herbert Read

Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.

E. Stanley Jones

My life was changed in one breath from God.

Donna Summer

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.

William O. Douglas

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

Ingmar Bergman

Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.

Johannes Tauler

There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.

James Larkin

I was raised Catholic, but my father’s people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.

Aaron Neville

My mom’s a Catholic, and my dad’s a Jew, and they didn’t want anything to do with anything.

Isabelle Huppert

The Son of God became man so that we might become God.

Athanasius

Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.

Franz Werfel

I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.

Alfred Russel Wallace

We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.

George A. Smith

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

To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.

Philip Schaff

Religion’s in the heart, not in the knees.

Douglas William Jerrold

Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.

Austin Farrer

Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone.

Abu Bakar Bashir

The Bible is the fountain of truth.

Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.

Anita Diament

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.

Orson Pratt

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

This is God’s world, not Satan’s. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.

Gary North

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.

William Pennington

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Thomas Jefferson

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

Abraham Lincoln

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.

Barack Obama

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.

Martin Luther

You’re not free if you can’t marry the person you love because a county clerk is imposing his or her interpretation of religion on you.

Pete Buttigieg

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.

Thomas Paine

For the record, I don’t worship the devil. I just hate religion.

Tyler, The Creator

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Ambrose Bierce

People here argue about religion interminably, but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout.

Montesquieu

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

Montesquieu

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

You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Now I am just focusing on my daughter, my wife, religion, and training.

Sonny Bill Williams

I know America is very nice and very good people. I’m a professional athlete. I come here. I never have a problem with somebody about my religion, about my name. I am happy. I’m always comfortable because I never do anything wrong. All the time I do something right. I follow all the rules.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.

Mary Wortley Montagu

If you woke up this morning and you are breathing, and you are Muslim, then you are political. You have no choice but to be political in a country that has politicized you and politicized your religion.

Linda Sarsour

Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.

Talib Kweli

How can you have the religion of the sovereign be the religion of the state if the sovereign belongs to many religions? And it’s at that point, I think, historically, that you start to see people saying maybe the state should not associate itself with any religion. Maybe there shouldn’t be any official religion.

Noah Feldman

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.

Peter Benenson

India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.

Mark Twain

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

Benjamin Franklin

I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Abraham Lincoln

I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.

Abraham Lincoln

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.

Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

Albert Einstein

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Mahatma Gandhi

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

Mahatma Gandhi

Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one’s own religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.

Mahatma Gandhi

One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.

Mahatma Gandhi

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Mahatma Gandhi

If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of the others, too. There is only one God, and there are many paths to him.

Mahatma Gandhi

My religion teaches me that whenever there is distress which one cannot remove, one must fast and pray.

Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Ronald Reagan

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Barack Obama

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.

Barack Obama

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Thomas Jefferson

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.

Thomas Jefferson

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

Voltaire

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Voltaire

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.

Voltaire

Wherever there is a settled society, religion is necessary; the laws cover manifest crimes, and religion covers secret crimes.

Voltaire

Religion was instituted to make us happy in this life and in the other. What must we do to be happy in the life to come? Be just.

Voltaire

Such is the feebleness of humanity, such is its perversity, that doubtless it is better for it to be subject to all possible superstitions, as long as they are not murderous, than to live without religion.

Voltaire

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

George Bernard Shaw

The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Religion is a social-cultural structure of designated actions and practices, values, ideologies, scriptures, sanctified locations, prophecies, principles, or organizations that connect humanity to divine, transcendental, or metaphysical elements.

Different religions can or can not include various components, ranging from spiritual, sacred things, faith, a supernatural being or supernatural forces or ‘any kind of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life.

‘Religious activities can include ceremonies, sermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trances, ini Religions include religious tales and myths that can be preserved in sacred scriptures, as well as icons and holy sites, often aimed at giving life meaning.

Religions may contain symbolic stories, often believed to be true by believers, which have the side function of explaining the nature of life, the universe, and so on. Faith has historically been considered a source of religious convictions, in addition to justification. There are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide.

Approximately 84 per cent of the world’s population are associated with either Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or any type of folk religion. The religiously unaffiliated group includes those who do not identify with any specific faith, atheists, and agnostics. While religiously unaffiliated persons have expanded internationally, many of the religiously unaffiliated persons still have specific religious beliefs.

The study of religion includes a wide range of academic disciplines, including theology, comparative religion, and social science. Religion theories give numerous explanations for religion’s origins and workings, including the ontological basis of religious existence and belief.