Quotes: religion

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  • Thomas More
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    For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.
  • John Wesley
    John Wesley
    British preacher 1703-1791
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    The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas Wolfe
    American writer and journalist 1931-
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    A cult is a religion with no political power.
  • John Selden
    John Selden
    British Jurist, Statesman 1584-1654
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    A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, But depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
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    A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.
  • All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
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