Religion Proverbs

Sayings about Religion

First food, then religion. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Religious contention is the devil’s harvest. ~ French Proverb

A man without religion is like a horse without a bridle. ~ Latin Proverbs

Righteousness is half of religion. ~ Arabian Proverb

A good religion does not need miracles. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Saying about Religion

Quotations about Religion

Religion is love: in no case is it logic. ~ Beatrice Potter Webb

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. ~ Author Unknown

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. ~ Oscar Wilde

The point is, could God pass an examination in Theology? ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny. ~ George Santayana

Most people’s religion is what they want to believe, not what they do believe. ~ Luther Burbank

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

Give us a religion that will help us to live — we can die without assistance. ~ Elbert Hubbard

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. ~ Francis Bacon

Religion! What treasure untold resides in that heavenly word! ~ William Cowper

It’s incongruous that the older we get, the more likely we are to turn in the direction of religion. Less vivid and intense ourselves, closer to the grave, we begin to conceive of ourselves as immortal. ~ Edward Hoagland

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion — several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven. ~ Mark Twain

Christianity is not a religion; it’s an industry. ~ Author Unknown

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. ~ David Hume

All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays. ~ Cathy Ladman

Religion seems to have a way of making people abandon logic. ~Amanda Baxter

No doubt it is true that science cannot study God, but it hardly follows that God had to keep a safe distance from everything that scientists want to study. ~ Phillip E. Johnson

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

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

Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized. ~ Louis Aragon

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

My religious position: I think that God could do a lot better, and I’m willing to give Him the chance. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence. ~ Christopher Marlowe

Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all. ~ Edwin Lewis

Religions are like farts. Yours is good, but everyone else’s stinks. ~ Picket Fences

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. ~ Bertrand Russell

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. ~ James Feibleman

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish. ~ Author Unknown

I do benefits for all religions — I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality. ~ Bob Hope

Religion supports nobody. It has to be supported. It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land; it fells no forests. It is a perpetual mendicant. It lives on the labors of others, and then has the arrogance to pretend that it supports the giver. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine. ~ Austin O’Malley

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad. ~ Thomas Paine

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

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one’s religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification. ~ D. H. Lawrence

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

Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism. ~ William James

Religion is probably, after sex, the second oldest resource which human beings have available to them for blowing their minds. ~ Susan Sontag

It is the position of some theists that their right to freedom of religion is abridged when they are not allowed to violate the rationalists’ right to freedom from religion. ~ James T. Green

I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious — except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force. ~ Mark Twain

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. ~ George Santayana

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

Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place — social service — the ants creed, the bees creed. ~ John Galsworthy

Toleration is the best religion. ~ Victor Hugo Quotes

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy. ~ Lyman Beecher

Religion is the opium of the masses. ~ Karl Marx

The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms. ~ John B. S. Haldane

The act of bellringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people. ~ Ezra Pound

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he “lives” his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy. ~ George Gurdjieff

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Most men would kill the truth if truth would kill their religion. ~ Lemuel K. Washburn

Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them care for. ~ George Savile

Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting — an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified. ~ James Redfield

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. ~ Dave Barry

It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. ~Abraham Lincoln Quotes

It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion. ~ Edgar Quinet

A good test of a man’s religion is its vitality. ~ Author Unknown

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. ~ Pope John Paul II Quotes

In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Religion is a fashionable substitute for Belief. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama Quotes

I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist’s hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Culture’s essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object. ~ Northrop Frye

It is doubtless true that religion has been the world’s psychiatrist throughout the centuries. ~ Karl Menninger

If religion is only human, and its form is man’s form, it follows that everything in religion is true. ~ Emile Auguste Chartier

Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach

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