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All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree
Albert Einstein

After I left the convent, for fifteen years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it.
Karen Armstrong

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan

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

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

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore
William Melmoth

The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail. [On the continued appeal of religion]
Bede Jarrett

The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow
C F Forbes

For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

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

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.
Kahlil Gibran

Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.
Bart Simpson

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

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
David Hume

Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
Frank Herbert

A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
John Selden

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property
Maria Edgeworth

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Edmund Burke

The Bible is to religion what the Iliad is to poetry
Joseph Joubert

'If you're writing songs, there are two things that you just don't write about: politics and religion. We write about both.'
Bono

Religion is the highest vanity.
Friedrich Hebbel

In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce
Francesco Caracciolo

His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions.
Kofi Annan

Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.
Douglas William Jerrold

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Eugene Ionesco

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
Joyce Oates

But to us, probability is the very guide of life (The Analogy of Religion)
Joseph Butler

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

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuhr

A great Pope - our most outstanding fellow countryman, the Holy Father, a good father to all of us, believers and non-believers, followers of different religions - is no more. [On Pope John Paul II]
Aleksander Kwasniewski

Sacred religion! Mother of Form and Fear!
Samuel Daniel

Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
Henry Miller

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.
Juan Samaranch

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
Arnold Toynbee

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
Pearl Buck

Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Thomas Hobbes

As a singer, I've had many opportunities to travel, and one thing I've learned is that through my music, I can be accepted by people all over the world. I often wonder why so many of us can't accept people who are different here, in our country? It's just not fair to be prejudiced against those whose race, religion or colour aren't the same as ours.
Celine Dion

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

Conservatives do not believe that the political struggle is the most important thing in life... The simplest of them prefer fox-hunting, the wisest religion.
Quintin Hogg

For my part, it is not the mystery of the incarnation which I discover in religion, but the mystery of social order, which associates with heaven that idea of equality which prevents the rich from destroying the poor
Napoleon Bonaparte

The first time I sang in the Church choir, two hundred people changed their religion.
Fred Allen

I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Christopher Marlowe

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea (Propos sur la religion)
Alain

I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
Carl Sandburg

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Robert G Ingersoll

How many evils has religion caused!
Lucretius

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
Raymond Queneau

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
Paul Bert

Well! Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a snug little property
Maria Edgeworth

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.
Alan Turing



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