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People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion . . . "What religion?" . . . the Earl said, "Men of sense never tell it."

Bishop Gilbert Burnet Quotes , Source: History of his Own Times (vol. I, bk. I, sec. 96), footnote by Onslow, referring to Earl of Shaftesb

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An Atheist's laugh's a poor exchange For Deity offended!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Young Friend

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G-- knows I'm no the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be, But twenty times I rather would be An atheist clean, Than under gospel colours hid be, Just for a screen.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Epistle to Rev. John M'Math (st. 8)

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One religion is as true as another.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (bk. III, sec. IV, memb. 2, subsec, 1)

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As if Religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 205)

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Synods are mystical Bear-gardens. Where Elders, Deputies, Church-wardens, And other Members of the Court, Manage the Babylonish sport.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 1095)

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So 'ere the storm of war broke out, Religion spawn'd a various rout Of petulant capricious sects, That maggots of corrupted texts, That first run all religion down, And after every swarm its own.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 7)

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

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 34)

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His religion at best is an anxious wish,--like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Burns

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On the whole we must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion; or with any other feeling than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Voltaire

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The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown To saints whose lives are better than his own.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Epistle to Hogarth (l. 25)

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Those who are used to a clergy take very lightly those who do not have a formal divinity degree: like Paul and Peter and James and John.

Dallin H. Oakes Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

James Feibleman Quotes

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

Sir Richard F Burton Quotes

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I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

Charles Lamb Quotes

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

Carl Sandberg Quotes

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A cult is a religion with no political power.

Tom Wolfe Quotes

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It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

D H Lawrence Quotes

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

Matthew Arnold Quotes

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Arthur Shopenhauer Quotes

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Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.

Mohammed Neguib Quotes

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes

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