Quotations on Religion

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Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Keywords: Family, Religion, Church, School, State)

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Truth, Christianity, Candor, Mind, Nothing, Simplicity)

The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion.
- Lord Hailsham
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, End, Passion, Prostitution, Religious)

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
- Edward F. Halifax
(Keywords: Anger, Men, Religion, Care, Lady, Quarrel)

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
- Alexander Hamilton
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Fire, Persecution)

As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.
- Stephen Harper
(Keywords: God, Religion, Unity)

I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn't follow this particular religion.
- Marvin Harris
(Keywords: Food, Religion, Population, Religious, Result)

They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.
- Larry Harvey
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, Mystery)

We take people to the threshold of religion. Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd, beyond the strange, and beyond the weird. It verges on the wholly other.
- Larry Harvey
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, People)

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.
- Ernie Harwell
(Keywords: Business, Religion, American, Baseball, Spirit)

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Economics, Spring, Strangers)

Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
- B. R. Hayden
(Keywords: Education, Religion, God, Evil, Grace)

Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Men, Women, Religion, America, Chance, Religious, Respect, Will, Woman)

Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
- Francis Herbert Hedge
(Keywords: Nature, Religion, Sympathy)

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Keywords: Power, Religion, Law, Will)

I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.
- Don Henley
(Keywords: Men, Politics, Religion, Women, Ecology, Focus, Interest, Relationships)

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry
(Keywords: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

I'd heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it.
- Jay Hernandez
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, First, Football, Hearing)

The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion.
- Kristin Hersh
(Keywords: Love, Religion, Songs, Writing)

History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion.
- Eva Herzigova
(Keywords: History, Politics, Religion, Fashion, Key)

Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
- David Hilbert
(Keywords: Science, Time, Religion, May, Result, Will)

These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Freedom, Opposition, Religious, Spirit)

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Intolerance, Profession)

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Women, Key, Mothers, World)

It is the sincerest thing I have written, caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary toils of love and religion - death brought them into harmony.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Death, Love, Religion, Soul, Drama, Harmony)

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live.
- Ruth Hubbard
(Keywords: Science, Society, Religion, Economics, Philosophy, World)

In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.
- Johan Huizinga
(Keywords: Art, Science, Religion, America, Europe)

Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Lie, Heart, Islam, Difference, Principles, Tolerance, World)

Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith.
- King Hussein I
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Sex, Piety)

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
- Eugene Ionesco
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Alienation, Ideology, Philosophy, Prison)

If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Religion, Security)

Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Life, Religion, Necessity)

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Act, Force, Nationalism, Opinion, Word)

There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Keywords: Money, Religion, Christianity, Church, Blood, Difference, Man, Religious)

A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal.
- William Jay
(Keywords: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Friend, Cause, Difference, Opinion, Philosophy)

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.
- Peter Jennings
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, People, Spirituality, Value)

Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own.
- Peter Jennings
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Interest, Sense, Spirituality)

The restriction of religion to private life therefore does not necessarily threaten the vital interests of the majority religion, if there is one, and it protects minority religions from tyranny of the majority.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Majority, Minority, Tyranny)

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
- Junius
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Zeal)

There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: God, Religion, Authority, First, State, Understanding)

For as long as I care to remember, religion, like the striptease, has always been a display of the power of suggestion. Like the Virgin Birth, it has all too often supported an immaculate deception.
- Bernard Katz
(Keywords: Power, Religion, Care, Deception)

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
- John Keats
(Keywords: Love, Men, Religion, Martyrs)

The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.
- John Keegan
(Keywords: Funny, Religion, People, Islam, Beliefs, First, Poor)

The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.
- John Maynard Keynes
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Heart, Behavior, Creation, Day, Problems, Will)

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Power, Religion, Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Control, Man)

The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. 'Religion' means here the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man's reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts.
- David Kirk
(Keywords: God, Religion, Thoughts, Christianity, End, Man, Projects)

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
- Vaclav Klaus
(Keywords: Change, Life, Religion, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Ideology, Man)

To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself.
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Keywords: Power, Religion, Day)

That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
- Hans Kung
(Keywords: Age, Religion, Sex, Being, Dignity, Language, Race, Skin)



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