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To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Tags: Fact, Whether  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

I'm religious. I think this is something God had planned for me.

Tags: God, Planned  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Tags: Government, Moral  ✍ Author: John Adams

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

Tags: Deeply, Religion  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader or that king or prince or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Leader  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.

Tags: Notice, Silence  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.

Tags: Body, Why  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.

Tags: May, Piety  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious.

Tags: Marriage  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Whenever there is a catastrophe, some religious people inevitably ask, 'Why didn't God do something? Where was God when all those people died?'

Tags: God, Why  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.

Tags: Politics, True  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

There are reasons why Religious Right Evangelicals will continue to dominate religious discourse, not only in their own sector of the Christian community, but also in what transpires in mainline denominations.

Tags: Christian, Why  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

We all have our pet things that we like to get religious about.

Tags: Pet  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics.

Tags: Experience, Work  ✍ Author: Mary Daly

The Indian was a religious man from his mother's womb.

Tags: Indian, Mother  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.

Tags: Meaning, Spirit  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

I'm not religious, so theres no church on Sunday.

Tags: Church, Sunday  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

I don't look at this as a religious based thing. To me this is energy based.

Tags: Based, Energy  ✍ Author: John Edward

Whenever people can access deities directly without the intervention of a religious hierarchy, they don't need to have hierarchy so much.

Tags: Hierarchy, Whenever  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

I don't think religious groups should be allowed to apply for federal funds to start new ministries they have not been doing before the funding was available.

Tags: Available, Start  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

You don't necessarily have to be religious to pray.

Tags: Pray  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

If you go looking for loonies and religious fanatics and dropouts and freaks, I dare say you'll find it.

Tags: Dare, Looking  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

It is clear that there needs to be a closer working relationship between the United States and India. How can we have a close relationship if decision-makers in Washington know very little, if anything, about the religious beliefs, values, and practices of India's 800 million Hindus?

Tags: Between, Working  ✍ Author: Tulsi Gabbard

I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.

Tags: Ball, Experience  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I think I'm a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don't only believe in God, I know there's God.

Tags: God  ✍ Author: Ernest Gaines
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I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Tags: Morality, Reason  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.

Tags: Country, Crisis  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs. We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter in forms of religious fanaticism.

Tags: Political, Today  ✍ Author: Jurgen Habermas

That's because international Islamic religious fanatics have the same goal as the Axis fascists - the destruction of our way of life.

Tags: Goal, Life  ✍ Author: David Hackworth

I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.

Tags: Big, Meaning  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years.

Tags: Country, Sense  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity.

Tags: Family, Party  ✍ Author: William Hague

Obviously, you don't have to be religious to be moral, and beastly people are sometimes religious.

Tags: Moral, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.

Tags: Spiritual, Time  ✍ Author: Herbie Hancock

I was raised in a religious environment, and my wife is one of the more religious people that I have ever known.

Tags: Known, Wife  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

My grandfather was Orthodox, and he was religious, but neither of my parents were. Of course, as they got older, it seems like they get more religious the older they get, even though they're still not practicing Jews.

Tags: Older, Parents  ✍ Author: Scott Ian

In America, we're trying to find a peaceful solution in the Middle East and we're not going to be divided along any lines, including religious lines, including ethnic backgrounds.

Tags: America, Trying  ✍ Author: Darrell Issa

Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage; doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.

Tags: Free, Religion  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual. But I don't believe in things like guilt.

Tags: Guilt, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.

Tags: Almost, Facts  ✍ Author: William James

During my first visit, I was really struck by how deeply religious many Oklahomans are. It is a very conservative state and as somebody who grew up in a very liberal country, it was jarring to me at first.

Tags: Country, State  ✍ Author: Famke Janssen

Most religious stories and mythologies have some sort of similar root, some sort of global archetypes.

Tags: Global, Stories  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

No religious position is loyally served by refusing to consider annoying theories which may well turn out to be facts.

Tags: Facts, May  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement.

Tags: Government, Present  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

I do have a memo all the time because I need to be guided by something in my life. I'm not religious and I don't have idols, so something has to drive me.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I'm not a religious person, and I'm not too interested in being a part of a religion, but I do like having some sort of communal gathering, and having some sense of peoples.

Tags: Religion, Sense  ✍ Author: Ian MacKaye

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.

Tags: Mind, Noble  ✍ Author: James Madison

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Union  ✍ Author: James Madison

The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right.

Tags: Become, Country  ✍ Author: Bill Maher

The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction.

Tags: Duty, Society  ✍ Author: Henry James Sumner Maine

I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn't backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values.

Tags: Personal, Social  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

Many religious confessions share common values. They teach that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

Tags: Others, Values  ✍ Author: Russell M. Nelson

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.

Tags: Pleasure, Selfish  ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.

Tags: God, Value  ✍ Author: Reinhold Niebuhr

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

Tags: After, Coming  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm a very religious person.

 ✍ Author: Chuck Norris

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, 'Jesus! This cup is expensive!'

Tags: Jesus, Start  ✍ Author: Conan O\'Brien

To increase aid to the Pakistan government when religious freedom is not upheld is tantamount to an anti-Christian foreign policy.

Tags: Freedom, Government  ✍ Author: Keith O\'Brien

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.

Tags: Moment, Silence  ✍ Author: Sandra Day O\'Connor

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious.

Tags: Child, Irish  ✍ Author: Heather O\'Rourke

The data, however, do indicate that Christians who see Jews through a 17th-century lens, believing that most are thoroughly religious, are thoroughly wrong.

Tags: Believing, Wrong  ✍ Author: Marvin Olasky

With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves, I cannot, either from what I observe, or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying.

Tags: Cannot, Moral  ✍ Author: Frederick Law Olmsted

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Tags: Modern, Whole  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world won't be made safer by creating barriers between people.

Tags: Between, Won  ✍ Author: Michael Palin

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.

Tags: Character, Strong  ✍ Author: Theodore Parker

I've always loved TV very much, and as a child I was so religious with it, but now it's more when it fits in.

Tags: Child, Loved  ✍ Author: Jim Parsons

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Tags: Evil, Men  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.

Tags: Expression, Poetry  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I'm very interested in religion as something to study, but I'm not a religious person in the slightest.

Tags: Religion, Study  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

Though I am not religious in the least, I am very proud to be Jewish.

Tags: Proud, Though  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules.

Tags: Law, Public  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Prohibiting a visible religious sign, which isn't a manifestation of militancy, would look like a fight against religions.

Tags: Against, Fight  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Raffarin

We shall say clearly that any symbol conspicuously displaying religious affiliation in school is prohibited.

Tags: School, Shall  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity.

Tags: Christian, Church  ✍ Author: Robert Rainy

If religious people deny paradise to their opponents or to 'non-believers,' atheists would likewise seek to eliminate 'dangerous' believers with their 'childish' ways and their heads in the clouds.

Tags: Dangerous, Ways  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.

Tags: Highest, Mind  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

In the 20th century, the Muslim world created a vision of religious nationalism. Turkey, for example, had to be ethnically Turkish. Kurds, Armenians, other minorities didn't have a place in such a vision of a nation-state.

Tags: Place, Vision  ✍ Author: Melissa Rauch

Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.

Tags: Believers, Rascals  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

Tags: Pet, Weird  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

When you have increasing power of religious groups, oppression of women increases. Women are oppressed in all religions.

Tags: Power, Women  ✍ Author: Nawal El Saadawi

I do not want to suggest that you have to be religious to be moral.

Tags: Moral, Suggest  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

The evidence shows that religious people - defined by regular attendance at a place of worship - actually do make better neighbors.

Tags: Actually, Place  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

Europe today is the most secular region in the world. Europe is the only region in the world experiencing population decline. Wherever you turn today the more religious the community, the larger on average are their families.

Tags: Community, Today  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

I see in the rising crescendo of ethnic tensions, civilization clashes and the use of religious justification for acts of terror, a clear and present danger to humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Present  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

As the political leaders of Europe meet to save the euro and European Union, so should religious leaders.

Tags: Political, Union  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Rules  ✍ Author: Muqtada al Sadr

God is the biggest storyteller, and when we create stories, we connect with him and with each other across cultural, religious and gender boundaries.

Tags: God, Him  ✍ Author: Muqtada al Sadr

I'm not a religious person. The language of photography is symbolic.

Tags: Language, Symbolic  ✍ Author: Sebastiao Salgado

I'm a spiritual person. I'm not very religious. I was raised Catholic, but I am influenced a lot by Buddhism and Hinduism.

Tags: Catholic, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Rodrigo Santoro

George Bush and John Ashcroft were religious in a scary way, but the rational among us could always take heart that, deep down, the Bush administration was more cynical than messianic.

Tags: Deep, Heart  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

A good meditation, even when it is interrupted by occasional nodding, is much more beneficial than many outward religious exercises.

Tags: Good, Meditation  ✍ Author: A. Alfred Taubman

The Boy Scouts of America is no longer entirely what people think it is. Essentially, it has been hijacked by religious conservatives.

Tags: America, Longer  ✍ Author: Teller

And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede. For them it's natural that human rights come first.

Tags: Human, Rights  ✍ Author: Bjorn Ulvaeus

I believe that religious faith schools are highly dubious.

Tags: Faith, Schools  ✍ Author: Bjorn Ulvaeus

There is this church that I go to a lot in New York. I'm not religious but I love lighting candles and stuff. I find it useful.

Tags: Church, Love  ✍ Author: Rufus Wainwright

The left and right are not religious categories. They're often not even value categories.

Tags: Often, Value  ✍ Author: Jim Wallis

I didn't have a very religious family.

Tags: Family  ✍ Author: Barbara Walters

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.

Tags: Against, Spiritual  ✍ Author: George Washington

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.

Tags: Once, Open  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding dogmas of the religious period.

Tags: Period, Science  ✍ Author: Francis Parker Yockey
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