58 Quotes About Religion

Quotes About Religion

1. 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. – Dalai Lama

2. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mahatma Gandhi

3. 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. – C. S. Lewis

4. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. – C. S. Lewis

5. 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. – Albert Camus

6. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples my philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

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

8. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. – Swami Vivekananda

9. 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. – Helen Keller

10. 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. – Khalil Gibran

11. Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God. – Albert Einstein

12. A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

14. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. – Meister Eckhart

15. When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. – Mahatma Gandhi

16. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon Bonaparte

17. When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. – Desmond Tutu

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

19. It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. – Helen Keller

20. Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. – Francis of Assisi

21. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. – Soren Kierkegaard

22. God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that. – Joseph Campbell

23. The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. – Thomas Paine

24. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo Galilei

25. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau

26. No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. – George Bernard Shaw

27. 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. – Khalil Gibran

28. I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. – Francis of Assisi

29. God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight. – Friedrich Nietzsche

30. I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. – Frederick Douglass

31. We are punished by our sins, not for them. – Elbert Hubbard

32. God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life. – Swami Vivekananda

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

34. So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you search, and you will find knock, and the door will be opened for you. – Jesus Christ

35. For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – Jesus Christ

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

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

38. I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. – Henry Ward Beecher

39. To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. – Martin Luther

40. Human beings must be known to be loved but Divine beings must be loved to be known. – Blaise Pascal

41. We are always on the anvil by trials God is shaping us for higher things. – Henry Ward Beecher

42. Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

43. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. – Saint Augustine

44. There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things. – Dwight L. Moody

45. We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us. – Saint Teresa of Avila

46. Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. – Richard Dawkins

47. The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. – William Blake

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

49. The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. – Galileo Galilei

50. We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. – Oswald Chambers

51. Wonder is the basis of worship. – Thomas Carlyle

52. I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me. – Dwight L. Moody

53. It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. – Calvin Coolidge

54. One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

57. A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. – Joseph Ratzinger

58. God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. – Paul Valery

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