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Sacred religion! Mother of Form and Fear!
Samuel Daniel

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

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

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Tom Robbins

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

We're definitely going to get Brooklyn christened, but we don't know into which religion!
David Beckham

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

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

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

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister, 250 times as much as it pays its members of Parliament and 500 times as much as it pays some of its ministers of religion.
Harold Wilson

The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
George Washington

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

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

A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.
Hugo Black

'Religion is the sign of the oppressed... It is the opium of the people.'
Karl Marx

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

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

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

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
T S Eliot

Any system of religion that has any thing in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be a true system. (The Age of Reason)
Thomas Paine

Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
Madonna Ciccone

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

A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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

The thing about religion is it seems that everyone has a slightly different conception of what it is and what it might mean to them.
James Frazer

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

Religion is like chemotherapy, it may solve one problem, but it can cause a million more.
John Bledsoe

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
John Keats

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

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century
Malcolm Muggeridge

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

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

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

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted
Andre Malraux

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. (Religion without Revelation, 1957)
Sir Julian Huxley

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold

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

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

Politics in America is the binding secular religion.
Theodore H White

We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
Dwight Moody

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

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

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

E.P. Whipple calls fanaticism 'religion caricatured,' which is a full definition in a word.
James Parton



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