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80 Religion Quotes

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.

Edmond de Goncourt Quotes

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The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

Dave Barry Quotes

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Suppose we've chosen the wrong god

Seneca Quotes

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Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Plato Quotes

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Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller Quotes

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Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men

Voltaire Quotes

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Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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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.

Bishop Desmond Tutu Quotes

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

Dave Barry Quotes

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This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people

John Wycliffe Quotes

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Children of men! the unseen Power, whose eye Forever doth accompany mankind, Hath look'd on no religion scornfully That men did ever find.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Progress (st. 10)

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There was never law, or set, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature

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The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Of Vicissitude of Things

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Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the mother. [Lat., Religio peperit divitias et filia devoravit matrem.]

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Of Vicissitude of Things

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And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. IV, v. 9)

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Can such bitterness enter into the heart of the devout? [Fr., Tant de fiel entre-t-il dans l'ame des devots?]

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: Lutrin (I, 12)

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No mere man since the Fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the Commandments.

Book of Common Prayer Quotes , Source: Shorter Catechism

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The crooked end obedient spirits draws, The pointed, those rebels who spurn at Christian laws. [Lat., Curva trahit mites, pars pungit acuta rebelles.]

Thomas Broughton Quotes , Source: Dictionary of all Religions

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Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant religion.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici (XXV)

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Speak low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low, Lest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee so Who art not missed by any that entreat.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Comfort

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The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Speech on Conciliation with America

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The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: A Vindication of Natural Society--Preface (vol. I, p. 7)

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