Quotes: religion

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  • Thomas More
    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
    George Orwell
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    As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.
  • 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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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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.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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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
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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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
    John Selden
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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
    Ezra Pound
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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
    Francis Bacon
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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.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
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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.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
    W. Winwood Reade
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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.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge.
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