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Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Tags: Faith, Moving  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.

Tags: Church, State  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

Tags: Religions, Water  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

Tags: Islam, Peace  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.

Tags: Himself, Looking  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Him, Put  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

Tags: Times, Words  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Tags: God, Work  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

Tags: God, Loves  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: God, Learn  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

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

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

Tags: Care, Dog  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

Tags: Blind, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Deeply, Religious  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Real, True  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: God, Morality  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Character, Strength  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Experience, Fear  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Humble, Mind  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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.

Tags: Else, Sun  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

Tags: Earth, Heaven  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

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.

Tags: Compassion, Kindness  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

Tags: Another, Whether  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Tags: Confusion, May  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama
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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.

Tags: Heart, Kindness  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

Tags: Heart, Kindness  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Tags: Kindness, Simple  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

Tags: Cannot, Human  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.

Tags: Faith, Good  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

Tags: God, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

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.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Tags: Daily, Life  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Him, Humble  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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.

Tags: Love, Spirit  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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

Tags: Power, Science  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Tags: Freedom, God  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Tags: God, Good  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Lives, Words  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Office, Opinion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Friend, Politics  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates.

Tags: Human, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.

Tags: Care, Justice  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Tags: Men, Mind  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

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.

Tags: Self, Words  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I'm a writer of faith who worries about the intolerance of religion. I look at the past and fear we haven't learned from it. I believe that humanity is capable of evil as well as great acts of courage and goodness. I have hope. Deep down, I believe in the human spirit, although sometimes that belief is shaken.

Tags: Faith, Great  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.

Tags: May, Science  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

Tags: Prayer, Truth  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting.

Tags: Human, Life  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

There is a great interest in comparative religion and a desire to understand faiths other than our own and even to experiment with exotic cults.

Tags: Great, Understand  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.

Tags: Life, Politics  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

I really love storytelling, and I love the stories as they reveal themselves. It's an incredibly nourishing process; it's probably the closest I come to having a religion.

Tags: Love, Themselves  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.

Tags: Love, Yourself  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation.

Tags: Devil, Sustain  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.

Tags: Faith, Love  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.

Tags: Beauty, Become  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Tags: Art, History  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.

Tags: After, Great  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Tags: Art, History  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.

Tags: Living, Technology  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

Tags: God, Trials  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Tags: Love, Until  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Hope, Nature  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.

Tags: Place, State  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

Tags: Law, Stones  ✍ Author: William Blake

What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

Tags: Politics, Wife  ✍ Author: William Blake

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

Tags: Conquer, Glory  ✍ Author: William Blake

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.

Tags: Family, Food  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

Tags: Quiet, Stuff  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Tags: Poor, Rich  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Tags: God, Life  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

My religion encompasses all religions. I believe in God, I believe in the universe. I believe you are god, I believe I am god; I believe the earth is god and the universe is god. We're all god.

Tags: God, Universe  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Tags: Fatal  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Tags: Feeble, Minds  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

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

Tags: Art, Creation  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.

Tags: Joy, Universe  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

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

Tags: Mind, Place  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

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.

Tags: Family, Health  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.

Tags: Christian, General  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

Tags: Doubt, True  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That's pretty much what it's about.

Tags: Pretty, Whatever  ✍ Author: James Caan

Patriotism is the religion of hell.

Tags: Hell, Patriotism  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.

Tags: God, Life  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.

Tags: Experience, Pretty  ✍ Author: John Cale

I am fascinated in religion and theology and what people believe.

Tags: Fascinated, Theology  ✍ Author: Sarah Wayne Callies

On a personal note, myself, I find religion - I can understand it, I can understand why we have it, as a kind of force on the planet. And I also at the same time think it's ludicrous.

Tags: Time, Understand  ✍ Author: James Callis

I don't practise any religion but I am deeply interested in the answers that mankind has come up with to explain the human situation.

Tags: Human, Situation  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

Tags: God, Simple  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

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.

Tags: Another, True  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

Religion, for better or for worse, has been politicized in blatant ways that have seldom been equaled in American elections.

Tags: American, Ways  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

There is no doubt that religion had already waned under the onslaught of the Enlightenment, but it was Freud who provided the radically new understanding of human nature that made any religious explanation of the whats and whys of our personhood seem naive.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others.

Tags: Political, Society  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Who's to say that there is any more support for Freud's psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations?

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

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

Tags: God, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I wish your increase in holiness, number, love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you, and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us, for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment.

Tags: Love, Men  ✍ Author: William Carey

Religion is just mind control.

Tags: Control, Mind  ✍ Author: George Carlin

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.

Tags: Great, Gun  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Wonder is the basis of worship.

Tags: Wonder, Worship  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

Tags: Good, Joke  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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