Religion

Found 17 thoughts of religion

Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

Jane Austen

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.

Eric Hoffer

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

Matthew Arnold

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

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

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

Carl Sandburg

Such evil deeds could religion prompt.

Lucretius

Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child.

Waiter Rant

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.

H. L. Mencken

Never confuse the faith with the supposedly faithful.

Randy K. Milholland

Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.

Stella Terrill Mann

I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction.

Ian McKellen

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

Jane Austen

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

Those who seek consolation in existing churches often pay for their peace of mind with a tacit agreement to ignore a great deal of what is known about the way the world works.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The only time anyone's admitted they were a Christian before was when they were busy telling me why they're better than me.

Randy K. Milholland

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

James Feibleman