Quotes by 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.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
  • 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.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
  • John Wesley
    John Wesley
    British preacher 1703-1791
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    The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...today everything is commercialized--politics, religion, education, ideology, belief, the armed services....Everything has its price.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • 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.
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