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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion. Abraham Lincoln, president

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. Mark Twain, author

Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. Albert Einstein, physicist

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. Abraham Lincoln, president

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. Edgar Allan Poe, poet

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix, musician

Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. Albert Einstein, physicist

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, leader

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, leader

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust. Barack Obama, president

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

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh, painter

Toleration is the best religion. Victor Hugo, author

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein, physicist

He who is near the Church is often far from God. Proverbs,

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents. George Orwell, author

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins, scientist

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.. John Milton, poet

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. Voltaire, writer

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, physicist

Religion is the opium of the masses. Karl Marx, economist

Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power. Julian Casablancas, musician

A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it. Brigham Young, leader

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, leader

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, boxer

A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll beat you all at piety. Samuel Johnson, author

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, philosopher

But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand. Ernest Holmes, theologian

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, author

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. Frederick the Great, royalty

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

Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning... C.S. Lewis, novelist

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. Thomas Jefferson, president

Quit questioning God and start trusting Him! Joel Osteen, clergyman

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. Calvin Coolidge, president

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

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama, leader

In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. C.S. Lewis, novelist

One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad. Aleister Crowley, critic

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. Lenny Bruce, comedian

Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. Karl Marx, economist

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

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion. Pat Riley, coach

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. Garrison Keillor, writer

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. Thomas Jefferson, president

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst. Daniel Defoe, journalist

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves. Thomas Fuller, clergyman

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H. L. Mencken, writer

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. William Shakespeare, dramatist

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, leader

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. Muhammad Ali, boxer

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. Sigmund Freud, psychologist

Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died. Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion. Fred A. Allen,

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. W. R. [William Ralph] Inge,

One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up. George Orwell, author

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

No religion can be built on force. George Sand, novelist

Look into the world Laurence Sterne, novelist

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan Swift, writer

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

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage. Gertrude Stein, author

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other. Alexis de Tocqueville, historian

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, leader

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

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that. Joseph Campbell, author

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. G. I. Gurdjieff, educator

The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion. Billy Sunday, clergyman

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. Bodhidharma, leader

One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel. Jewish Folk Saying,

Theology is a science of mind applied to God. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

The Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Bible,

And lips say God be pitiful, who never said, God be praised. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke! Robert Browning, poet

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. Sir Richard Francis Burton, british

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. G. K. Chesterton, writer

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, scientist

Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

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

Who hates the Jews more than the Jew? Henry Miller, author

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. Blaise Pascal, philosopher

My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop. James Thomson, musician

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. John Ruskin, writer

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers. Dave Barry, journalist

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. Karl Marx, economist

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. Jiddu Krishnamurti, philosopher

And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living. Toni Cade Bambara, author

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. Francis of Assisi, saint

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

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read. Thomas Jefferson, president

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, philosopher

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. Mark Twain, author

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. C.S. Lewis, novelist

Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day. Albert Camus, philosopher

What year did Jesus think it was? George Carlin, comedian

Religion is induced insanity. Madalyn Murray O'Hair, writer

A maker of idols is never an idolater. Chinese Proverbs,

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. Henry Fielding, novelist

Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out. Billy Graham, clergyman

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave--with both ends kicked out. Vance Havner, clergyman

God tells every religion that it is His favorite. Michael Lipsey,

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. Martin Luther, monk

Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken. George Macdonald, novelist

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her. Dwight L. Moody, clergyman

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. William Penn, leader

Fanatical religion driven to a certain point is almost as bad as none at all, but not quite. Will Rogers, actor

I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. Muriel Spark, novelist

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge. Jeremy Taylor, clergyman

A little, round, fat, oily man of God. James Thomson, musician

Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us. Source Unknown,

The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion. John Wesley,

A cult is a religion with no political power. Thomas Wolfe, novelist

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Israel Zangwill, novelist

The secular world is full of holes. We have secularized badly. Alain de Botton, writer

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion. Samuel Butler, poet

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one. David Hume, philosopher

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason. Voltaire, writer

I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It's so conformist. Ricky Martin, musician

I think there's a difference between God and religion. Sinead O'Connor, musician

I still love the theology of the Mormon religion and think it is a wonderful way to grow up. Katherine Heigl, actress

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincoln, president

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, author

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis, author

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion. T. S. Eliot, poet

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama, leader

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. Tom Robbins, author

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. Martin Luther, monk

In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality. Tom C. Clark, politician

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader

We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. Serj Tankian, musician

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving! O. Henry, writer

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so. Ernestine Rose, activist

The world is my country, science is my religion. Christiaan Huygens, mathematician

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it. (Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767) Voltaire, writer

I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it. George Carlin, comedian

I think Muslims have become the new Negroes in America. They are being mistreated at airports, by the Immigration - everywhere. Islam is a religion of peace. They are wrong. Jermaine Jackson, musician

The search for religion is the starting point of thought. Xu Zhimo, poet

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Alan Watts, philosopher

To the mass of mankind religion of some kind is a necessity. Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist

There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the part of totalitarian regimes toward religion. Jeane Kirkpatrick, diplomat

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