Religion Quotes

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Religion Quotes

“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

“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

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Albert Einstein

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

John Milton, Paradise Lost

“God has no religion.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”

Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”

C.S. Lewis

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”

John Keats, Ode On A Grecian Urn And Other Poems

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

Abraham Lincoln

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

Dalai Lama XIV

“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

Mark Twain

“Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”

George Carlin

“God save us from people who mean well.”

Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

“No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!”

T D Jakes

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

alice walker, The Color Purple

“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”

C.S. Lewis

“He – and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.”

George Carlin

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

Carl Sandburg

“Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do.”

Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”

Alan Wilson Watts

“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”

Isaac Asimov

“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”

Christopher Hitchens

“Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion, ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake.”

Jon Stewart

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

“Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

“I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.”

Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”

Albert Camus

“Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”

Jon Stewart

“In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“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

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”

Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.”

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”

Mark Twain

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”

Frank Sinatra

“I don’t deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.”

Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

“No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.”

Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”


“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

A.W. Tozer

“Do you think it’s possible for an entire nation to be insane?”

Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

“I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.”

Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”

Martin Luther

“If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”

Albert Einstein

“There is no God and we are his prophets.”

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”


“I don’t want to believe. I want to know.”

Carl Sagan

“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”

John Lennon

“Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God.”

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”

Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

“You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”

Rick Warren

“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

Bernard Branson

“If you think God’s there, He is. If you don’t, He isn’t. And if that’s what God’s like, I wouldn’t worry about it.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.”

Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.”

Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

“I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.”

George Carlin

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

“Music is my higher power”

Oliver James

“Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.”

Woody Allen

“If there’s only one nation in the sky, shouldn’t all passports be valid for it?”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.”

Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.”

George Bernard Shaw

“I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”

C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.”

Robert A. Heinlein

“I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage”

Fredrich Nietzsche

“I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.”

George Carlin

“All religions are true but none are literal.”

Joseph Campbell

“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.”

David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

“I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.”

C.S. Lewis, The Joyful Christian

“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

Martin Luther

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła)

“Oh, Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!”

C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew

“The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.”

Ray Bradbury, The October Country

“We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.”

Jimmy Carter

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.”

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

“Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”

Richard Dawkins

“One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.”

Kahlil Gibran

“There’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.”

Frank Zappa

“There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.”

George Gordon Byron

“Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”

Joel Osteen

“I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.”

Bill Maher

“Religion isn’t the cause of wars, it’s the excuse.”

Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

Edmond de Goncourt

“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”

Richard Pryor

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

Denis Diderot

“Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“I have found God, but he is insufficient.”

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

“A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.”

Richard K. Morgan, Broken Angels

“I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.”

Voltairine de Cleyre

“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”

Isaac Newton

“Without God all things are permitted.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Theology is ignorance with wings.”

Sam Harris

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.”

Martin Luther

“God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.”

Vine Deloria Jr.

“People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.”

Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

“It doesn’t matter that you didn’t believe in us,” said Mr. Ibis. “We believed in you.”

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”

Isaac Asimov

“Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted.”

Flannery O'Connor

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

“One of the greatest tragedies in mankind’s entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.”

Lenny Bruce

“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”

Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

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